Friday, May 18, 2007

The Produce Outlet

Around here (SE PA) they are called Produce Junction, I don't know what they are called in other parts of the country. What they are is a no-frills produce outlet with great prices. What they can do is save you a bundle on your grocery bill. I stopped on my lunch hour after going to GoodWill (I will post about that trip later) and for $10.25 I got:

  • 5 pounds of all purpose potatoes
  • 5 pounds of yellow onion
  • 1 pound of lemons
  • 1 pound of limes
  • 3 pounds of zucchini
  • 3 pounds of peppers (red, yellow, and green)
  • 1 container of grape tomatoes
I can't imagine what that would cost in the supermarket.

Produce Junction also has great prices on eggs (3 dozen extra large for .99) and on cut flowers and plants.

You might want to investigate the produce outlet in your area.

Here are a few produce outlet tips:

1. Everything is bagged and that is the quantity you buy, you can;t just buy 1 apple.
2. They only take cash, plan ahead.
3. They are not always the cheapest game in town, shop smart and know your prices.

6 comments:

Frugal Disney Mom said...

I want one of those here in WI. I guess the closest thing would be a farmer's market but I am sure you have one of those.

Anonymous said...

Where are the apples? Carrots????

And I thought you weren't shopping/spending miss frugal??? Even at GoodWill, money out is money out!

:)

Molly said...

Well anonymous...

If that is your real name... some of the things that I bought at Goodwill are for you. So ha!

:)

cdorsey said...

I love shopping the produce market and it makes me feel so much healthier...I know it's just a state of mind.

Thanks for sharing,
Catherine
http://angelfoodcakeisntacandle.blogspot.com

Grace said...

Wow, I wish Oklahoma had some actual bargain style shopping opportunities like other areas of the country. I'd love having a produce market like that.

Kim C. said...

I keep hearing about the produce junction in San Antonio, but have no idea where it is. It sounds like I need to find out!
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