How to keep food on the table and money in your wallet!

March 24th, 2019

The age old question is how is it possible to feed your family and still pay your bills? The sad part is that a lot of people compromise on their health by buying cheaper food that fits their budget but might not be the healthiest option. Healthy Options The easiest way to decide if you [...]


Farmers Market – A Well Deserved Treat for Consumers

May 21st, 2013

Teri Ann Renee Paisley, Gleaner Online Writer As the end of the month approaches, the average consumer is faced with the often insurmountable challenge of trying to stretch their pay cheque to cover all their bills. After the bills are paid then of course there has to be an allotment for groceries and other expenses. [...]


The ‘Super’ Survey

January 13th, 2012

Did you know that the Consumer Affairs Commission (C.A.C) can help you with finding deals? How? By conducting and publishing the results of surveys of several items sold at supermarkets in the Corporate Area and St. Ann. The most current results can be found in sections C of The Gleaner dated January 12,2012. The selected [...]



January 8th, 2012

Once again I read of those who continue to reap what they did not sow. This was reported by the Gleaner on January 6,2012,”Reports are that about 8.00 a.m. today, a farmer of Middlesex district in Guys Hill discovered that some 200 pounds of sweet pepper were stolen from his farm. These sweet peppers were [...]


Wholesale vs Retail- Which is the better route?

January 1st, 2012

How much do you spend at the supermarket each week? Is it $4000 or more? Well if you have children that number could double especially when they are home for the holidays. Not to mention the extra costs associated with younger children such as diapers, wipes and baby formula. So when you are strapped for [...]


Black Thursday

October 15th, 2010

 Come ’er an’ buy yuh sweet potato!”  The vendors’ cries echoes across the market. Markets are a colourful and integral part of our Jamaican culture.  I have fond memories of going to the market and enjoying the interaction between the vendors.  However, the vendors who sell their wares outside the market have caused problems over the years.  These [...]