In Response to Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.:
The 1 store I shop at takes the produce that is going bad, (celery, carrots, onions, bell peppers, watermelon, pineapple & cantaloupe) cuts it up, put in deli containers & charge an arm & a leg (I have talked to one of the ladies that does this now & then,). People think this is great, they do not have to slice, dice etc. & here the store is using up items they would discount or toss. Both stores have a deli & store brand cheese etc. where one can buy shredded or mini cubes of cheese along with slices in any amount so I gather they are using up the ends. In Response to Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store. :
Posted by FRAN M
The two stores I shop at take all the produce that is a bit ripe or bruised and places it on a rack or table. The items are marked down drastically. The problem is you have to be willing to alter your menu. This is perfect if one does canning though. Yesterday I saw a case of plums for about $2.00 and a case of mixed peppers for about the same price. I just could not figure out what I would do with a case of plums before they really were past the point when you could eat them. But I do a lot of soups, stew, chili or pasta sauce with the potatoes, onions, celery and other vegetables I find on the rack.