- They have the best peaches ever. My mom makes peach cake out of them. Drool...
- They have a snowball stand in their parking lot. It's a ridiculous cup full of shaved ice and chemicals, but it reminds me of my childhood. It is different from a sno-cone in that it is mostly sugary chemicals, not mostly ice.
- They have an amazing section full of #2 grade produce.
This is the produce we bought. None of it was full price. We got 11 bags of produce from the 50 cent rack.
There are four five pound bags of potatoes on the right front corner of the table. Each of those five pound bags cost $0.99. I'll be cutting, blanching, and freezing those in the next couple of days.
On top of all of that, we also bought 2 half-pecks of #2 grade peaches (white plastic bags). They were the most expensive at $4.95 per half-peck. But that is much cheaper than their normal peaches. The girl at the counter dropped the peaches when trying to get them into the bag (oops) so they were more than badly bruised. I had to deal with them right away. So I peeled them and sliced them as best I could. I have three bowls: peach flesh, peach skins, and inedible parts. Out of the peach flesh, I'll make pie filling and other tasty treats. Out of the skins, I'm going to try to make peach skin jam. And the inedible bits go out in the compost.
My back was starting to hurt from standing over the sink about halfway through the peaches, so I took a break (ha) and chopped onions instead. I put all of the onions in a rough flat layer on a cookie sheet. It went into the freezer tonight, and will be transferred into a jar in the morning.
Grand total for all of this food: less than $20. Our total bill was $28 after buying a ton of no-sugar pectin (to fix the strawberry jam I made a month ago), a knife for Miss F, and a treat for *B* since he didn't like snowballs. The knife was a little bit of an impulse buy. It's a small, blunt, crinkle cut knife with a black handle. I saw it just today on How We Montessori. There was only one there, and I had never seen it before, so we decided to pick it up.