Friday, January 29, 2010


I bought 14 apples and 5 pears yesterday afternoon at 3pm. This morning there are two apples and one pear (I used three pears for making cobbler for breakfast).

Last year Little Guy declared, "I'm a fruitatarian!" Yesterday he asked (in light of an earlier conversation about the need to eat at least ONE vegetable a day), "How many pieces of fruit am I supposed to eat in a day?"

Remembering the banner on the raisin box I said, "Five." Though I think it's supposed to be five servings of fruit or vegetables.

And then I thought, Five pieces of fruit a day... times seven people... WOW!

That's 245 apples a week, 1050 a month, and 12,775 a year. Assuming a cost of $1.49 a pound, with each apple at half a pound, that adds up to $9,517 a year.

I don't think so.


  1. Five to nine fruits/vegetables. But that's according to a group heavily influenced by meat and dairy industries.

  2. I was wondering how much fruit you buy!! Thank you Julie for this generous and wise blog!!