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I live in a suburban type neighborhood within a rural community. So while my house is in a fairly typical suburban setting, I’m actually surrounded on all sides by farms. This means access to plenty of locally grown fresh produce. There’s a place called Best Bargains, which is a restaurant supply house that’s open to the public. It’s not like going to WalMart, because while they may stock one thing today, you may not find it there tomorrow. So going there is always a treat as there’s often something new each time.
Their prices are often better than any grocery store and they have vegetables and meat grown by local farms. Yesterday I picked ups several things, including a bag of 8 pizza puffs. My son has been paying $3.00 each for these exact same pizza puffs at a local ice cream shop in town. We bought the whole bag for $6.00. Needless to say he was very pleased!
I also picked up eggs, milk, cheese, butter and some fresh produce. Among the vegies I scored were some vine ripe tomatoes and fresh broccoli. As you can see in the photo, the prices are phenomenal.
Tomatoes – $0.39/lb – 1.6 pounds = $0.62
Broccoli – $0.78/lb – 1.51 pounds = $1.18
Also, my supply of fresh cherries is coming to an end. I picked another 5 pounds off my neighbor’s sour cherry tree yesterday. There’s still quite a few on there, but they are definitely nearing the end.
I did buy some canning equipment so I can make some yummy cherry jam. I still have quite a few cherry recipes bookmarked as well! I’ve already made these darling little Sour Cherry Financiers
and Sour Cherry Almond Cake
. I’ve also made some fabulous cookies that I will share with you later, though I need to try them again before blogging about them. The flavor is great, but my butter was not at the right consistency when I made them so they came out cakey. Soon!
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