Friday, October 12, 2007

the weekly market shop

Both baskets on the trolley were groaning this week, the time on the parking meter was up and I’d reached the upper end of my budget. About 70% of purchases were organic and there were lots of out of season requests once more from the Significant Eater, still on his strict vegan diet (after today’s cholesterol test, that may change).

The haul included: sweet potatoes, cucumbers, green beans, peas, Dutch carrots, regular carrots, tomatoes, radishes, apples, pineapple, oranges, grapefruit, lemons, kiwi fruit, cos lettuce, cauliflower, pumpkin, paw paw, new season Sebago’s, roasting potatoes, celery, asparagus, corn, bananas, avocadoes, capsicum, red onions, strawberries (2 punnets of organic, about half the price of a month ago), ginger, eggs, coffee, lentils, walnuts, almonds, soy milk and for the first time – organic, brown basmati rice!

What sort of (dairy free) dishes would you make with this haul?

What does your weekly fruit and veg shop look like?

This is what you get for $150 at Vic Market.

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Blogger Wendy said...

Have you seen the Time feature which shows you families' average weekly shopping from around the globe?,29307,1626519,00.html
It's fascinating. Will follow your example and blog about my weekly shop soon. :)

12:40 am  
Anonymous maninas: food matters said...

wow! what a haul indeed! :)

as for my weekly fruit and veg shop, i visited a fantastic farmers' and community market last saturday, and will write about that soon. it's so much better than going to supermakets, a totally different shopping experience, a lot more relaxing. speaking of which, i'm seriously going off big supermarkets...

4:19 am  
Blogger Truffle said...

A very impressive shop! I'm going to have to try the organic brown basmati. Will have to pop along to the markets today. Thanks for the tip!

11:18 am  

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