I was pleasantly suprised when I stopped to check out the prices at my local fruit and veggie shop. Compared to the local supermarket the prices were dramatically cheaper. I always remember Mum saying to me, "You should buy your fruit and veggies from the local fruit shop". The saying 'Mum knows best' crossed my mind when I saw the cheaper prices.
These fruit and veggies only cost me $40.60c. What a bargin!
I was able to purchase all of these fruit and vegetables for the low price of $40.60c. I had so many fruit and veggies to choose from I made a fruit and veggie box out of a selection of these products as a gift for my Mum. What a great idea for those Christmas presents just around the corner.
There was a difference in the quality of the fruit and veggies I purchased at the local fruit shop, however the differences were not as they seemed to be.
The tomatoes were smaller and all different sizes, the lettuce leaves had a few brown spots on the outside leaves but the inside was perfect, and the orange and cucumber skins were not perfect but the fruit on the inside was delicious.
The jap pumpkin wasn't perfect looking either but when I cut it open the quality on the inside was just right. Check it out for yourself in this picture below.
Check out the quality of this Jap Pumpkin purchased from the local fruit and veggie shop.
My eyes led me to believe the local supermarket had perfect fruit, but after today I realise I was making that judgement with on appearances alone. After buying fruit and veggies from my local fruit and veggie store I learnt judging with my eyes is not always the best way to make choices. What tastes good and looks good doesn't necessarily come in the same package.
I enjoyed supporting my local fruit and veggie shop today, not only did the savings out weigh the local supermarket but the taste did as well. Who said fruit and veggies have to be perfect looking on the outside, as long as they taste good that's all that really matters. Why not stop at your local fruit and veggie shop today, saving $$ money in your pocket is guaranteed.
You're absolutely right, I think people only go to supermarkets and stuff for fruit because of convenience. At Bondi, you can actually split up and go to Coles for groceries upstairs and the fruit market downstairs, or at the Village Markets if you like for even cheaper and better produce.