I usually buy a few apples at a time, sometimes a quart, but mostly I just throw about 6 apples in a bag and pay by the pound. We finished off our last 2 apples at snack time last night, so today we bought more.
I was going to just grab some apples and pay 98 cents per pound for them like I usually do, but I figured I’d save myself time by just buying a big basket of them now instead of buying a small bag of them numerous more times this month. So, I bought 1/2 bushel of apples for $10.98.
It seemed like a good deal. The basket was heavy, so I thought it might have been a bit cheaper than paying the 98 cents per pound.
Well, when my kids napped, my curiosity got the best of me. I pulled out a scale and weighed the apples. To my surprise, they weighed in at over 23 pounds! So, I did the math, and it came out to a little less than 48 cents per pound. That’s over a 50% discount.
I don’t know why I usually thought of buying in bulk being only for grains and other pre-packaged items. Apparently, buying produce in bulk is a big money-saver, too! AND it’s waaaaay healthier than buying processed, pre-packaged, chemically-preserved food in bulk.
So now, I’ve got 23 pounds of healthy goodness for less than the price of a take-out pizza. Not to mention, they’re more nutritious and will last much longer than just 1 meal. (Oh, and they were delivered free of charge by my friendly neighborhood grocer. Now they’re really competing with pizza delivery!)
Just another example defying the myth that healthy food has to be more expensive than unhealthy food!
Article by Randi Millward