I just had a craving for some dates yesterday, and I found some nice organic medjools at Whole Foods on Ponce DeLeon in Downtown Atlanta. Just thought I'd pass it along.
Hi Ben. Organic cases of bananas from Delakb Farmer's Market are $19 from Mexico! I think they are also higher quality then the Central American imports. If you need a closer source to the south side Destiny Organics sells cases of bananas for about $27. You can get a conventional case of bananas from the State Farmer's Market for $12-$18. If you don't want an entire case Trader Joe's most likely has the cheapest organic bananas sold by .29 each last time I checked. It comes out to about 69 cents per lb.
Thanks for the info Ben. 69 cents is a great price! In California organic bananas cost $0.99 - $1.29 per lb. retail.
I know what you mean about the crowds at Dekalb. I try to get there just after 9 am when they open and it's still busy. I don't know if you like mamey sapote but Dekalb has been selling it for pretty cheap during the last few weeks. It's definitely a treat! It's in the center area near the avocados.
YEAH KROGERS BANNANAS in loganville WERE SCARY LOOKING! going to TJ's tomorrow :) I need some dates too!
I was just at the Dekalb Farmer's Market today and found some pretty fresh organic dates from Isreal. The Deglet Noors are $5 per lb. and Medjool is $8 per lb. Not the best prices but they are pretty good quality. They sell them in the dried fruit section. They just got the shipment in a few weeks ago.
Destiny Organics has cases of organic Medjools from California. 11 lbs. for $57. I've not tried them so I don't know how fresh they are. They are probably similar quality to Whole Foods.
I would like to organize a bulk purchase from California sometime in a month or so. I'm thinking if we get 100+ lbs. we could likely get about $3 per lb. What do you guys think? Dates can store in the freezer for at least a year.
That's awesome! I will be down there tomorrow for my son's appointment so I will have to stop in and get some! thanks for the info!