I've also realised over time that buying produce from my local market is in fact cheaper then my local supermarkets. They don't have all the cooler weather staples that I like to cook with (carrots, broccoli) but they sure do have interesting and delicious offers that I include in my meals. Here is a picture of the produce I purchased last Sunday.
|Local Fruit Selection|
Do you recognise all the fruits? I've listed them below for you (starting from the top and going clockwise) and their approximate cost.
- 2 Pawpaws - AUS$6.50
- Bananas - $2.00
- Lemons (green) $2.00 (Lemons are currently $1 each in the supermarket)
- Eggfruit $1.50
- Breadfruit $2.50
- Guava $2.50
Both the breadfruit and eggfruit were a 1st time purchase for me. The eggfruit has a texture of egg yolk from a hard boiled egg. I thought it tasted like an egg rich sponge cake. The breadfruit I gave to my mum as she was interested trying it. She said it quite bland - but then so is bread unless you top it with a flavoursome topping.
I'm expanding my palate, buying local, being eco and it's super frugal too as the prices are much lower then the supermarket. I'm happy with myself when I make the time to go to my local market.
Do you have interesting produce at your local market? Do you grow, eat and use the fruits above? I would love to know the hows and whats if you do.
Happy Days To You,
Stephanie @ Frugal Down Under