Look at me, Cheepin’ on a Wednesday, just as God intended. The God of Supermarket Deals is a lower-tier deity, it’s true, which is why I can get away with slacking occasionally. It’s time for grapes and stone fruit, watermelons and cantaloupes to get cheap, though, so High Holy Season of Produce is here and it’s time to represent.
In this context, ‘represent’ means ‘find the great deals’.
I’d always meant to put some farmer’s market posts here, and maybe review the various markets around town. In visiting the couple near me, I just never found anything I thought was a deal. When JBG does their big summer tomato sale, I’ll go in on that if I’ve got the time to spend canning, because I like to pretend I’m an Italian grandmother sometimes. I’ll also sometimes buy a ton of peaches to freeze/can because every few years I forget what a pain in the butt it is to peel peaches.
If you know some sneaky cheap farmer’s market finds, please share in the comments.
In the meantime, here’s this weeks list. Stock up items this week are: pasta & tuna at Randalls (unless you already got tuna two weeks ago), spareribs and raisins at Sprouts, pasta sauce at Fiesta or Wheatsville. For produce, navel oranges and bananas are cheap at Sprouts, and big pineapples are on sale at Fiesta.
Skinner pasta, 12oz 29c/ea (must buy 4)
Chicken of the Sea tuna, 5oz 49c/ea (must buy 4)
Signature Farms, bone-in chicken parts 88c/lb
Smithfield boneless pork loin halves, in bag $1.49/lb
Yes, it needs to be defrosted. Know what there’s room for? Cheap spare ribs!
jumbo navel oranges 33c/b
pork spare ribs $1.49/lb
boneless skinless chicken thighs $1.49/lb
bulk organic coffee $6.99/lb
bulk Thompson seedless raisins $1.99/lb
bulk rice 50c/lb
large pineapples $1.50/ea
Roma tomatoes 67c/ea
bscb, family pack $1.69c/lb (Fiesta limit)
live crawfish $1.99/lb (sack), $2.19/lb (less than that)
Classico pasta sauce, 15-24oz $1.99/ea
Fiesta frozen vegetables, 14-16oz 88c/ea
tomatoes on the vine 77c/lb
blackberries, 6oz $1.47/ea (more grackle only)
Gala apples, 3lb $1.98/ea
bscb, value pack $1.99/ea
ground chuck, 80/20, club pack $2.97/lb
pork baby back ribs, in bag $2.97/lb
4ct bag organic avocados $2.98/ea (74.5c per avo.)
red, yellow or orange bell peppers $1.99/lb (this is per lb, so you’ll have to look for light ones to get best price)
organic Bartlett pears $1.69/lb
TJ’s proscuitto, 4oz $3.99/ea
daffodils, 10 stems $1.49/ea
organic artichokes 89c/ea
Santa Cruz organic lemonade, 32oz $1.69/ea
Field Day organic pasta sauce, 26oz $2/ea
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