Wednesday, May 25, 2011

one of the many reasons i love living in arizona is the availablity of cheap and delicious produce.  paul and i made our bimonthly (or so) trip to the fruit store in mesa today and loaded up a cart full.  it is always such a steal there and i always talk it up to my friends, but wanted to show just how good of a deal it is... here's our spread from today:

  • five ears of corn
  • seven mangos
  • rhubarb
  • five pounds of bananas
  • two large watermelons
  • five long green chiles
  • cilantro
  • a yellow squash
  • asparagus
  • a sweet potato
  • five quarts of strawberries
  • a cantaloupe
  • two pints of blackberries
  • a pound of roma tomatoes
  • ten jalapenos
  • four pounds of oranges
are you ready for the grand total?  $20.88

love it.  as soon as this picture was taken paul stopped hovering behind me and devoured a mango.  i consumed a pint of blackberries.  yum...


  1. Fruit store in Mesa?! I've got to go there!! Never heard of it but I love fresh (and cheap!) fruit!

  2. Carrie- it's actually called Superstition Ranch Market... I just affectionately call it "the fruit store"...

  3. Do you freeze what you don't use or do you use it all rather quickly?

  4. Your Treasured FriendJune 7, 2011 at 11:28 AM

    I'm surprised Paul only ate one mango. I've seen him devour an entire bag of grapes just on the car ride home... =)