Farmer’s Market – July 22

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on July 23, 2010

The Loot.

Yes, I’m calling it loot because it was a total steal!

I promise I paid for it, but not as much as you think…any guesses?

  • 1 organic garlic bulb – $1.02
  • 1 zukes, 3 yellow squash, 1 cuke – $3.15
  • 2 tomatoes, 1 red onion – $2.33
  • 20 green peppers – $6

Yep, you read that last one right!  6 smackers for all those green peppers. See why I’m calling it a steal?

The nearby farmer’s stand had a sign that read – “Freezer Sale! Green Peppers  – $6 per basket“  Hello, yes please!

I shall share what I did with them later today.

Farmer’s Market Total – $12.50

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

The Working Home Keeper July 23, 2010 at 7:08 am

Great haul! Can’t wait to see what you did with the green peppers. I’m planning on buying extra at our farmers market for the freezer.

Mary Ellen

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Andrea July 23, 2010 at 7:30 am

That is an AMAZING price on peppers! Woo Hoo!

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Paula July 23, 2010 at 8:34 pm

I@Andrea, I hope I can find a deal like that at our farmers market tomorrow! I would love to make several pans of stuffed peppers for my freezer to have for quick dinners on cold days this winter. I would also like to freeze a bunch of diced ones for o’brian potatoes, spaghetti sauce, sweet and sour chicken, and even omelets.

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cheryl July 23, 2010 at 8:44 am

WOW! Wish our prices were that cheap & I also can’t wait to see what you are going to do with 20 peppers

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Marianne G July 23, 2010 at 11:15 am

That would be at least $20 for the peppers alone at Kroger. Score!

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Jennifer July 23, 2010 at 11:25 am

I can’t wait to see what you do with those peppers. Our farmers market has peppers 3/$1 right now and I want to figure out a way to preserve them. Any ideas on how to preserve tomatoes? The heirloom tomatoes are only $1/lb!

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Kristin July 26, 2010 at 3:57 pm

@Jennifer,
Jennifer-

An easy way to preserve tomatoes with no canning is to leave the tomatoe whole with the skin on, but cut the core out. Set them on a cookie sheet in your freeze until the freeze into rock solid tomatoes. Put them in ziplock bags to store. When ready to use take out as many frozen tomatoes as you need, run them under warm water to peel this skin off and toss them into soups, stews, pasta sauces etc.

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Tawra@Living On A Dime July 23, 2010 at 12:05 pm

I did the same thing once I got an entire box of green peppers for $1. I think there was 50 or 60 in there!

I had a booth next to them so had been chatting with them all day. At the end of the day I said “How much for what’s left?” He said “$1″!!!

We ate for a year on those things!

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Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom July 23, 2010 at 7:32 pm

@Tawra@Living On A Dime,

Nice Tawra…that is a real steal! ;)

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Tracy July 23, 2010 at 12:22 pm

WOW! I really need to find a farmer’s market with prices that cheap!

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Shannon July 24, 2010 at 8:04 am

I am confused as to why you purchased tomatoes of such poor quality.

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Jennifer July 26, 2010 at 12:09 pm

After reading this post I was determined to find a deal at the farmers market. I sure did – peaches $1/lb, tomatoes 25lbs for $10, and bell peppers 17 lbs for $5!! Our freezer is full now!

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