As I mentioned last week, I have found a new place to do some of our weekly grocery shopping. The market place is a short drive from our place, about 10 minutes, it has plenty of parking and is easy to get around. I have been really impressed with the quality of the produce, even the bucket of kiwi fruit I bought last week, from out the front of the market, have all been perfect. They advertise their weekly specials, in the local newspaper, and even the specials such as the potatoes, avocados and the zucchini's are in perfect condition. This week we picked up the advertised danish feta and the Passata, very good prices, indeed.
So, with this new way of shopping, our weekly menu now runs from Sunday to Saturday, we have been doing the majority of the shopping at the above market place and the Sunday morning Jetty markets as well. Just needing to go the local supermarket to pick up the items not available at these markets. I still make a menu and shopping list, it just means going to the markets rather than the usual 3 big supermarkets close by. I have to say the quality overall is better and fresher than any of the major supermarkets.
The only draw back I have found is that some items are pre-packed such as the mushrooms and the broccoli, as they were a better price already packaged up, I went ahead and bought these items pre-packed. Most of the other items were nude, except for the chickpeas (1 kg) and the spinach and suites my "bring less plastic into my life" phase I have started and wish to continue.
Lovely hubby and I went to the Northside market yesterday afternoon and this is what we bought-
After looking at the docket, when I got home, I realised I was overcharged for the potatoes, I will call them tomorrow and see if they will honour a refund for next time I shop there. I know its only 96c, but it all adds up, doesn't?
Do you have a good market near you? What's the super special this week?