Thursday, February 11, 2010

Score!

Photo found at The Hungry Ghost Kid


I am doing a happy dance today because I have manifested myself some terrific produce deals today. I have been finding good deals at small independently-owned ethnic markets for years. One of the great things about these markets is that the owners are typically hands-on and accessible. If you want to buy things by the case, they are often happy to oblige, often at a discount. And, of course, they often sell tropical fruits that are either not available or highly expensive at grocery stores.


Last week, I got a case of 50 lbs. of Maradol papaya at my favorite Mexican tienda for $26 and was absolutely ecstatic. They were the ripest papayas I have ever purchased, all a beautiful golden color, and deliciously sweet and juicy.


This week I went back to the store with the intention of finding out what other goodies they can order for me by the case. They had received a huge delivery only moments before, and there were crates of produce and foodstuffs stacked up outside the doors and in all of the aisles of the market. They run a bustling restaurant next door, so they purchase a much larger quantity than your typical tiendita. As I maneauvered around skids of tortillas, my eye landed on a lone box right next to the front door. In the box were various heirloom tomatoes in a striking rainbow of hues. I asked the cashier, who is the wife of the owner, how much she wanted per pound, since I had never seen these carried by this store. Oh, she said, those were sent to us by mistake; we were going to send them back. Can I buy some, I asked. She went and found her husband, who offered me the entire case (probably 25 lbs or more) for $6!


We also discussed ordering mandarinas and oranges by the case. He told me that he will sell me a 50 lb. case of oranges for $20. But they're juicing oranges, he told me, I hope that's o.k. Um, YEAH!


Next week, I am going to talk to him about what else I can order by the case. Perhaps there are things he doesn't typically carry inside the store, but that his supplier has available. I mean, his prices are unbelievable!
I gave the owner and his wife some of the heirloom tomatoes to try, and talked to them a little about gardening, since the varieties look like some that I have grown in my own garden. I hope this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship!

5 comments:

Sarah said...

Wow! Such amazing deals :~)

Connie said...

I am so happy for you Marjorie. We don't have those kinds of stores here, but we do have the farmer's market and I am always excited to get deals like that. Great job of manifesting your needs! Now if we (I) could just get it through our (my) very thick skulls (skull) that we are also manifesting the other stuff we'd have what we wanted to have and be where we want to be all the time! :)

Love you much!
Connie

Kim said...

Awesome! :)

badash said...

THATS AWESOME!!!!!!!!! This makes me so happy!!!!!

Greenmama said...

Thanks for all the love and encouragement, you guys.

Connie, I choose to believe that all the good things that happen to me, I am manifesting, and all the bad things, are someone else's fault. LOL! Hugs and love to you.

Marjorie