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Help finding bananas and other fruit in Oklahoma

Started by Angela Barnes Jul 4. 0 Replies

I am new to Oklahoma, we moved here from Austin, Tx where organic foods were easy to find. I live here now and am having a hard time finding a good source of organic fruits and vegetables in large…Continue

whats up ATL where are you!?

Started by Rebecca Pinson. Last reply by AndreasOlivier Mar 31. 1 Reply

Happy New Year ATL wtf is going on with this weather? I'm super interested to meet some raw atl friends while I'm here where are you guys?! Anyone want to rock climb or play racket ball  till the…Continue

Bulk Dates Purchase

Started by Nate R. Last reply by Kenneth Ruff Sep 29, 2013. 11 Replies

Would anyone like to share an order of dates from the Bautista Family? They will start shipping next week. Their website is http://www.7hotdates.com/ It looks…Continue

Atlanta Sept 6 & 7

Started by Nicholas Perry Jul 31, 2013. 0 Replies

Hello Atlanta Fruit Lovers!I'm a freelance violinist, based in New York City, and I'm booked to do a show in Atlanta area September 6 & 7. I'm hoping to find a raw foodie to meet and visit with…Continue

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Comment by Rachel Fleming on January 7, 2012 at 2:42pm
Haven't = have. Typo. Sorry!
Comment by Rachel Fleming on January 7, 2012 at 10:33am

Alright, everyone. I am buying my first case of bananas and dates in two days and I am excited. I am also half way through the 811 diet book. I haven't been 95% raw for the last month and 100% for the past week or two. I am going completely 811 soon. Yay! :D

Comment by Rachel Fleming on December 5, 2011 at 1:21am

Thanks Nate Ritchie and Honeydew Gonne! All of this really helps a lot! I think I know how I can get started now. Thank you!

Comment by Honeydew Gonne on December 3, 2011 at 12:03pm

Hi Rachel, my advice would be to speak with those who manage the grocery stores you frequent.  See if you can buy bulk from those stores.  Also, there are companies that specialize in bulk orders of specific fruits, such as dates.  Nate Ritchie posted a link on this discussion for such a sight,  and it looks pretty goo!  Also,  it would be helpful in speaking with store management to see if they'd sell you the ripened fruit at a reduced price.  There is likely a certain time each day that such fruits are thrown out, and then you could claim them!!

Also, are doing well with cost.  The lowest amount I've gotten by on for each week is 60$.  It is a process!  Hope this helps!

Honeydew

Comment by Nate R on December 3, 2011 at 4:53am

Hi Rachel. You can search for produce wholesalers on this website: http://www.careersingrocery.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/showResourcesL...

Birmingham is a big city so there may be a bunch of wholesalers combined in the same location. When you call the companies ask if they sell to the public on a cash basis. Some also have an email list with weekly items and prices.

To save money my staples are bananas, dates, and oranges or mangoes depending on the season. I typically eat one meal of bananas most days of the year. Use the EWG Shoppers Guide to strategically purchase conventional items. Buy an extra used refrigerator if necessary to store extra produce. Putting the refrigerator on the coldest setting helps produce last longer.

Comment by Rachel Fleming on December 3, 2011 at 3:18am

Thanks for the reply, Honeydew Gonne! That helps a lot. Right now, my grocery bill is about $80 a week. I am did find a local grocery store that marks down bananas a decent amount.

What do you have to say about finding a wholesaler?

Comment by Honeydew Gonne on December 2, 2011 at 1:54pm

Hi Rachel!  Most grocery stores mark fruit down in price that is aged or bruised.  I would buy such pieces if they don't look too far gone, particularly apples.  Also, it helps to buy in bulk.  Do not buy fruit pre-cut, as that ups the price greatly.  Compare prices between stores and buy specific fruits where they are cheapest.  Also, though some do not agree with me, you do not need to buy all fruits organically.  Fruits that have thicker skins, such as bananas and oranges, you are pretty safe eating non-organic.

Ok, this was not the most organized advice, but I hope it helps!  Good luck!

Honeydew

Comment by Rachel Fleming on December 2, 2011 at 10:58am

Hello All! So, I am actually from Alabama and living in Birmingham. There wasn't a group for AL yet so this was the next best thing!

I am looking to make contacts and understand the best method of implementing this lifestyle as a permanent change. So, far I have been going to the grocery store and spending a lot of money. :(

How do I find the best deals on fruit!?

Please help!

Comment by Angela Fleming on November 14, 2011 at 12:36pm

New to 30 Bananas a day - any advice would be greatly appreciated...Would like to take it slow starting and then build up as I go along hoping that within 1 year from todays I can be 100% RAW.

Comment by Honeydew Gonne on November 2, 2011 at 10:30am
Thanks Nate; you provided me with lots of good information!  I would like to borrow that Fold-It Cart, as it would help me when walking with fruit from the Kroger!  Sadly, that is the only grocery in walking distance.
 

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