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Old 10-08-2008, 06:56 AM   #11
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We have one store, part of a national chain, that has a rack of produce past its prime. I don't buy because I wouldn't use them fast enough.

Same store has an in-house bakery and an "Oops, we baked too much" rack that is sold at a discount. I check that out every time I go. There is also a discount bin for meat and poultry based on expiration date. I buy things there as well, take the product home and cook it the same day.

In the same store, the deli staff has begun to take the remnants of cheese and cold cuts, place them in small packages and sell at a discount. These sell very quickly

It's great to live in a competitive market.

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Old 10-08-2008, 08:46 AM   #12
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When I lived in philly, there was a market about 1/2 hour from here i lived , i think it was called Produce Junction. This was when gas wasnt an issue, so driving there just for produce ( and a nice ride in the country ) was great. Everything was packaged as $1. 2 lbs of mushrooms for $1, 8Lbs of onions for $1, 10 lbs of potatoes for $1. You couldnt pick which ones u wanted, but becuase u got so much for your money, even of u threw one or two things out, it wasnt a big deal. I would go sunday morning, but a few boxes worth of things ( no one left with bags, only boxes of produce), and id cook all day long ( instead of studying).

The other place in philly was the Italian market ( the one rocky ran through in Rocky 1). There are tables and tables of produce from local farms/ vendors. Each trying to out do the next so u get great deals. It is along a street which is lined many Italian stores ( cheeses, olives, meats, bakeries...). Always came back with a lot of produce > Everytime we go back to philly to visit, we make a stop at the Italian market to get some produce for the ride home ( usually 3 pounds of grapes for a dollar) and a box of 100 soft , hot, right out of the oven Philly pretzels for under $20.

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Old 10-08-2008, 08:58 AM   #13
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most food stores around me have a rack or shelf with reduced produce. much of it past prime.

i've noticed some of the customers and cashiers give me an odd look, almost of pity, when i buy a few of the packages from those racks. i feel like explaining that it's for my birds, but i'd rather look poor than be known for having 4 grand worth of pets.

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