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When Buying Direct Isn’t Cheaper

Today I went to a farmers market and one product that a farmer was selling was maple syrup. It’s no secret that usually farmer market items are more expensive as people are willing to pay extra dollars for the notion that the product is fresh and locally produced.

The interesting thing is the city I am visiting has a large super market chain that sells a lot of products from the local farmers. Funny enough, while going to one today I saw the exact same product except the price at the supermarket was about 50% cheaper for the exact same maple syrup. I guess that shows how you still need to price compare even in situations like these where you are paying more for locally produced items as a large chain can still produce lower prices with their buying power as oppose to you buying directly from the source.

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