Saturday, March 20, 2010

Saturday Sustenance for March 20, 2010

There have been two big shake ups with local farmers markets in the last month. The first was vendors losing the fight to serve freshly prepared food at farmers markets. The second was Sunset Valley Farmers Market losing its lease at Toney Burger Stadium, which resulted in it moving to Barton Creek Mall--next to the Dillard's-- and changing its name to Barton Creek Farmers Market. The Sustainable Food Center has opened a new market in Toney Burger called the SFC Farmers Market at Sunset Valley. Both or these markets will be open Saturdays 9 am to 1 pm. It looks like this weekend will be a cold one, but hopefully we'll get enough sun to enjoy the market!

This week, Newflower has:
pineapples, $0.99 each
champagne mangos, 2 for $1
5 lb. bags of carrot, 2 for $4
10 lb. bags of russet baking potatoes, 2 for $4
1 lb. packages of mini cucumber, 2 for $4
large red bell peppers, $0.77
radish bunches, 2 for $1
jicama, $0.88 per lb.
organic Braeburn or Cameo apples, $0.77 per lb (that's cheaper than most conventional apples!)
organic cauliflower, 2 for $4
organic romaine lettuce, 2 for $3
organic Valencia oranges, $0.99 per lb.
14.5-15 oz. cans of Muir Glen organic tomatoes, 4 for $5 (I love the fire roasted style, and Muir Glen is one of the few companies that uses steam instead of lye to remove skins from their tomatoes)
32 oz. Pacific organic soups, 2 for $5
bulk walnut halves and pieces, $4.99 per lb.
bulk organic quinoa, $3.49 per lb.
4" potted Gerbera daisies, 2 for $6

Sprouts has:
blackberries, 6 oz. for $1.47
strawberries, 1 lb. for $1.47
naval oranges, $0.49 per lb.
radish bunches, $0.49 each
red bell pepper, $0.88 each
asparagus, $1.27 per lb.
roma tomatoes, $0.99 per lb.
pitted Kalamata olives, $5.99 per lb.
1 lb. prepackaged walnuts or almonds, $4.99
14.5 oz. Muir Glen tomatoes, 4 for $5
16 oz. Cascadian Farms frozen vegetables, 2 for $5
And their 3 day, Friday, Saturday and Sunday sale includes deals like:
4 count bags of Hass avocados for $1
5 lb. bag of grapefruit, $1
16 oz. Seapoint edamame, $1
10 lb. potatoes, $1
8 oz. whole or sliced white mushrooms, $1
8 oz. Oasis hummus, $1
6 oz. Jason Powersmile toothpaste, $2

Sun Harvest has:
5.6 oz. blackberries, $0.98
navel oranges, $0.49 per lb.
Maradol papayas, $0.49 per lb.
green or red leaf lettuce, $0.49 each
10 lb. russet potatoes, $1.88
asparagus, $1.88 per lb.
Cascadian Farms organic frozen fruit, buy one get one free
Garden of Eatin' organic chips, buy one get one free
R.W. Knudsen organic juice, buy one get one free
Lakewood pure cranberry or pomegranate juice, buy on get one free
half gallon Almond or Rice Dream nondairy milk, buy one get one free
Traditional Medicinals organic tea, buy one get one free
Follow Your Heart Dressing, buy one get one free
bulk golden raisins, $1.99 per lb.
Seventh Generation laundry detergent, buy one get one free


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