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Shoppers turning to local food – Tucson, Arizona

Tucson, Arizona 2022-05-22 17:20:11 –

Tucson, Arizona (KGUN) — One of the areas that people are impacted by rising consumer prices nationwide is grocery store checkouts. It is causing them to change their shopping habits.

One of the ways they do this is to shop locally.

“I’m going to pay a little more and prioritize the grocery budget with foods that are really high quality and produced in a way that I can keep up with,” said Sarah Sill.

Cyr added that the price gap between grocery stores and the farmers’ market is beginning to close.

“We know that people are increasingly aware that the farmer’s market is actually less expensive than what they are currently paying,” said Grant Tims, a rejuvenating farm.

Tims added that he believes the business is starting to flourish at Lilyt Park’s heirloom farmers market. Other farmers in the market agreed.

“I think that’s how more people are coming out and starting to buy locally,” said Charlie Ronstadt of Sleeping Frog Farms.

Shopping locally also supports our local business.

“I’m buying as much as I can here and trying to buy anything I can’t buy at the grocery store,” said Lindy Rivers, who was shopping at Lilit Park on Sunday morning. “I think this is a way to help support everyone in the community living this way.”

The Heirloom Farmers Market is one of the many markets in our area and is held every Sunday from 8am to 12pm at Lilyt Park.

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Greg Bloodberry teeth KGUN9 reporter.. Greg recently graduated from Syracuse University and studied broadcast journalism and Spanish. During his time at SU, he spent most of his time on the school television station Citrus TV. There he worked as a reporter, anchor and news director for three years. Greg joined KGUN9 as a multimedia journalist in February 2021 after working at the ABC National Desk as a Digital News Associate.Share story ideas and important issues with Greg by email greg.bradbury@kgun9.com Or by connecting Facebook, InstagramWhen twitter..



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