Got two bags full of fresh local veggies from the truck that's driving around the neighborhood with a megaphone all the time. Price: 1.50 EUR. Convenience of veggie stand on your doorstep: priceless.
... One point minus for noise pollution when you don't need veggies. Re-adding that point for not needing a corporation for on-demand deliveries of fresh groceries.
@raucao This is so common in Latin America for produce and all kinds of things, wondering why I never see this in Canada / Europe
@rosano Yeah, I love it there, too. In most European countries you'd probably be breaking a whole bunch of regulations. And I'm sure these guys don't declare all of their sales either.
Just be sure the veggies come from local farmers who don't exploit migrant workers...
@GustavinoBevilacqua How am I supposed to do that? I think every other farmer in the South does that in one way or another.
Generally, too low prices are a clue.
The best would be to visit the farmer and pick directly your veggies from his orchard.
In this way you'll have also a new friend :)
@GustavinoBevilacqua Are you saying I should check that they're not employing foreigners at all (and see that by race or something), or should I actually ask them how much they pay their workers? I'm still unsure how you imagine the logistics of this.
@GustavinoBevilacqua ... I'd feel incredibly rude asking a person I just met if they exploit their workers or not.
@GustavinoBevilacqua I'd love to learn about what "decent" jobs for migrant workers there would be here. However, the next larger town from this one has 40% unemployment overall, so I'm not hopeful that there are many opportunities. Sicily's economy is ~10% agriculture, so there are obviously a lot of low-skill jobs to do there.
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