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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Making best of Market Basket situation

Letter to the Editor

As a frustrated Market Basket “groupie,” I decided to make the best of this annoying situation and try to make a positive out of a negative. I live in Westgate Village and decided to take a walk down to the local “ma and pa” farm stand – Pituary Farms (right behind Fontenes Convenience Store on Route 111) – which is about a half mile from my home. It was a glorious summer day, perfect weather to get a little (needed) exercise. As I strolled through our neighborhood, I sauntered by a field of beautiful wildflowers, caught sight of a great blue heron swimming on our pond and was shaded by beautiful, mature maple trees. When I got to the farm stand I was greeted by the owner and continued to converse as I picked my vegetables and fruits. I purchased a half dozen ears of corn, a half dozen juicy jumbo peaches, two pints of cherry tomatoes, a head of lettuce, a large zucchini and a deliciously ripe beefsteak tomato, all locally grown, for 20 bucks. Not too shabby. And not only did I get great exercise, I didn’t need to use any gas. Mmmmmm, I think I could get used to this.

Marie Goggin ...

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As a frustrated Market Basket “groupie,” I decided to make the best of this annoying situation and try to make a positive out of a negative. I live in Westgate Village and decided to take a walk down to the local “ma and pa” farm stand – Pituary Farms (right behind Fontenes Convenience Store on Route 111) – which is about a half mile from my home. It was a glorious summer day, perfect weather to get a little (needed) exercise. As I strolled through our neighborhood, I sauntered by a field of beautiful wildflowers, caught sight of a great blue heron swimming on our pond and was shaded by beautiful, mature maple trees. When I got to the farm stand I was greeted by the owner and continued to converse as I picked my vegetables and fruits. I purchased a half dozen ears of corn, a half dozen juicy jumbo peaches, two pints of cherry tomatoes, a head of lettuce, a large zucchini and a deliciously ripe beefsteak tomato, all locally grown, for 20 bucks. Not too shabby. And not only did I get great exercise, I didn’t need to use any gas. Mmmmmm, I think I could get used to this.

Marie Goggin

Nashua