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...

4 comments:

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

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

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

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  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... =)

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