Shopping for Fresh Produce

Since our Coronavirus (Covid19) lockdown, I haven’t shopped in any grocery stores, and I haven’t used any delivery services. I’m not very trusting of third-party workers… who’s supervising them, who’s watching they follow safety protocol, etc. Instead, I’ve ordered online and picked up groceries twice from WalMart (the only store that had any availability at all), and was actually happy with the produce selection (always my biggest concern about not choosing my own things). The last time, though, I was annoyed the worker came out to my car without a mask on. I called the store manager and lodged a complaint. I noticed on WalMart’s website that their policy has since changed; masks are now required of all workers.
Today I planned to order produce online and pick up from Sprouts, but discovered they use Instacart (a third party service). I’ve not shopped at Sprouts since lockdown so had no idea they wouldn’t be using their own employees to pick orders. But, I needed fresh produce so instead I decided to use one of the farmers certified to sell at our local Farmers Market on Saturdays. I chose not to shop at the Farmers Market yesterday because I won’t stand in lines and that’s how they operate these days, which is a good thing… they’re limiting the number of shoppers, and maintaining social distancing, but I personally just don’t do lines.

So, long story…. I drove out to Gaytan Family Farm in Jurupa Valley. It was about 30 minutes of a pleasant drive each way. There was one other shopper at the stand when I arrived. Once that person paid and left, I went up and chose my produce, using my own bags. I paid particular attention that the three employees all had masks on, and added gloves when handling the produce. The top-quality produce you see in my photo came from Gaytan Family Farms. I’m happy!  ~SueBee

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2 Comments on “Shopping for Fresh Produce”

  1. May 03, 2020 at 4:06 pm #

    We’re grateful for farmers and for bring fresh produce to us. Stay safe out there. And eat healthy!!!

    • May 03, 2020 at 8:22 pm #

      Fresh produce is a must! I’m so pleased with what I bought today, and how nicely it worked going to the produce stand. You stay safe and healthy, too!!

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