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Here’s Why You Should Not Buy Straw Bales From Retail Stores

It’s beginning to look a lot like fall and even retail stores have supported that conclusion.

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You might have noticed the stacks of straw stocking up on retail store shelves and while it may be tempting to grab a few bales to complete the autumn look in your home, here’s why you should resist that urge of temptation.

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Thanks to Rustic Marine who published a PSA on social media about purchasing straw bales, retail stores such as Walmart are selling nine inch straw bales for nearly $7 while local farmers are selling even larger straw bales for a lesser price!

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Farmers who are selling homegrown straw bales have worked incredibly long hours to produce their product and are selling it for a lot less too, says Rustic Marine.

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A nine inch straw bale that would cost you $7 at Walmart versus a local farmer who can give you a 40×20 inch homegrown straw bale for just $5, according to Rustic Marine’s PSA post on Facebook.

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The PSA also mentioned that an ear of corn that costs a dollar at the store is selling for 50 cents from the farmer down the street who also grows them organically and picks them by hand too.

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So when you’re decorating your porch this fall or the corner of your living room, remember to support your local farmers too!

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