Lets have a healthy competition here. Just because I'm so excited about the little Valley Produce place I go to, its like playing go carts with the shopping carts. Grab tahini for your hummus and Indian spices. And I can pick up the latest Arabic CD while I'm there, although I've yet to do that. And everyone loves telling me how cute my girls are, and I love to agree with them.
Here's how the game goes. Can you beat the prices of my local middle eastern markets? I doubt it. Here is yesterday's bill, just a sample of what I get...but last time I got 3 onions for 15 cents! You still have to be a smart shopping cause even there the prices vary so you have to be able to spot the deals. And prices are seasonal (although some things are always great)....but this is nothing new to you smart shoppers.
1 bunch of fresh flat-leaf parsley 20 cents
Fuji Apples, 1.16 lb $1.86
Green beans, 0.61 lb $1.15
5 heads of garlic 31 cents
3 small zuchini 49 cents
Small box of strawberries $1.79
Spaghtetti squash $1.49
packet of dried parsley 79 cents
Now isn't that dang cheap. So let the games begin. Its just pure joy when I can get 8 plums for 80 cents...just because I can. Don't be nervous if you have to elbow in to grab the celery or you can't communicate with anyone, cause we all like cheap...