First stop: Wheatsville Co-Op
I stopped here for the first time last weekend and it’s already a regular stop on my weekly shopping trip. Partly because of this:
I’ve shopped regularly at other stores that allow you to use your own containers but none that actually promotes it. So I brought along a few jars for the bulk bins and got a few other necessities. The tomato and onions turned out to not be necessary here because they were at the farmers market too but I wasn’t willing to take that risk.
- Pecans, 1.83 pounds: $9.13
- Onions, 0.85 pounds: $1.69
- Tomato, 0.38 pounds: $0.76
- Jalapeños, 0.06 pounds: $0.24
- Cheddar cheese, 0.59 pounds: $3.59
- BBQ Sauce, 16 oz: $3.99
- Toilet paper, 2 rolls: $1.38
- Wild rice blend, 0.76 pounds, $4.55
- Corn flakes, 0.67 pounds, $3.54
I may have gone a little overboard with the pecans, but hey I’m a Texan. The neighborhood pecan trees have just dropped their final pecans and I haven’t had nearly enough. You can see from the picture below that these nuts are so much plumper than my scavenged finds. And at $4.99 a pound, I end up getting more pecan meat for my money than the $13+ per pound for pecan meat from the bulk bins. Yumm.
Next Stop: Downtown Farmers Market
- Long beans: $2.50.
- Chuck roast, about 2 1/2 pounds: $20.90.
- Persimmons, one basket: $5.
- Carrots: $9.
- Mushrooms, half pound: $2.75
- Spaghetti squash: $3.
This is my first time buying a roast from the farmers market and I’ve never eaten persimmons or spaghetti squash at all, so this will be an adventurous week. The glut of carrots is for a birthday cake.
Seeing as today’s a nice cool, drizzly day, it’s a perfect time to make some soup and finish up some of last week’s score.