Wednesday, February 25, 2009

A Lotta Produce for 20 Bucks

I have said it before and I will say it again, buy your produce at local stands and markets. I bought a ton of stuff at my local produce stand for only $20, well $23. If I went to the grocery store all of it probably would have cost twice as much. Below is a list of everything I got.
  • 1 whole cantaloupe (and let me tell you that melon was juicy, I already cut it up)
  • 2 Haas avocados (they were only 79 cents a piece; at the grocery store they are at least $1.29)
  • 2 (16 ounce packages) of strawberries (fresh from Plant City and only $1.79 per package)
  • 1 head of broccoli
  • 2 white onions
  • 4 Gala apples
  • 2 lemons
  • 1 bag of baby carrots
  • 3 portobello mushroom caps
  • 3/4 of a pound of Boar's Head Turkey
  • 1 jar of roasted red peppers

Pretty good deal, huh? If you buy a lot of fresh produce like I do, you'll save a ton of money each week going to local spots.


  1. Which one do you go to? I just bought strawberries at Publix because Wyatt has discovered them - and they were a heck of a lot more than that!!

  2. It's AP Produce on Armenia just north of Busch Blvd. Right down the street from my house. There is a slight turn and the stand is at the end of a little strip center.

  3. Oh and FYI,strawberries at Fresh Market are 2 for $5, and Publix I think is 2 for $4. I got two packages for less than $4.