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Started by AJG. Last reply by AJG on Sunday. 4 Replies

Hey everyone.  I have been raw vegan/ Rawtill4 for almost 2 years now.  I have yet to meet anyone personally that practices the same lifestyle.  I don't know if there is no one else in the area that…Continue

Anyone in Columbus/ Central Ohio area?

Started by Bananatopia. Last reply by Bananatopia Aug 10. 47 Replies

Hey everyone! This is my second time going low fat raw. This time I want to do things right by meeting like minded people so that we can encourage each other. If you are in the Central Ohio area (or…Continue

Ohio Paw Paw Festival

Started by Mad About Mamey Sep 3, 2013. 0 Replies

http://www.ohiopawpawfest.com/wish i had a way to get thereanyone going?Continue

Looking for a roommate?

Started by Lynnette Aug 14, 2013. 0 Replies

Hello Fellow Fruit Eaters!I am curious if anyone of you lives in the columbus area and is looking for or open to having a roommate. Or also if someone is open to an exchange of helping for room and…Continue

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Comment by Lauren on December 13, 2011 at 3:32pm

Anyone from around the Lima area (or anywhere on 75 between Dayton and Toledo)?

Comment by Lynnette on August 29, 2011 at 2:36pm
Mike, where did you get those bananas and lettuce ?
Comment by VeggiMike on March 3, 2011 at 4:03am

Sure- 50 bananas ($16/case of 100) = $8

A head of organic lettuce ($1.50/head) = $1.50

yep., thats about it... :)

 

Grapes at $1/lb and citrus at $.50/lb interspersed for good measure.

Comment by Sam Spaiser on March 3, 2011 at 3:45am
Oh, and all 811ers are welcome to crash at my place for the night, plenty of room, just bring a sleeping bag and pillow.
Comment by Sam Spaiser on March 3, 2011 at 3:45am

Ohio folk, I'm hosting a LFRV potluck this Saturday (in Southern Indiana) and there's still room for a few more attendees! If you are interested in coming, it's not to late to make up your mind! More info about the event here: EVENT INFO

 

I believe both Jack Storie and Olivia Ladinig from Ohio are attending, so speak with one of them if you need to carpool.

Comment by VeggiMike on March 3, 2011 at 3:34am

yeah, I've been keeping it pretty darn simple - mostly bananas, really. Similar to you, Olivia, I shop around when I can, and pick up good deals on citrus, apples, grapes, and the rare cheap tropical fruit. Mostly, though, I just pick up non-org bananas for $16/case (40lb/100 bananas) at Aldis. They usually ring it up wrong and end up saving me a few bucks too. 

 

Sav-a-lot, because they order from both the Savalot distributor and Caido (Caydo?), a much higher end distributor, they can get anything I want, as long as I pay for it ;) the Savalot stuff is cheapest. I can order organic anything from the dist's, and often pick up the "overripes" from the store. The folks who work there are great, and I know the produce manager by name (great lady). They are always amazed (and love) that I can clean them out of their cheap "overripe" fruit :)

 

In general, though, I haven't been bothering too much with variety, preferring to eat simply and to save on time (grad student schedule). I'll get loads of variety in the spring/summer/fall. And I haven't been getting much organic stuff lately. It sucks, but I'm having trouble as is staying afloat on just fruit. In the meantime, I'm making TONS of banana smoothies. :)

Comment by Olive Fruitvegan on March 3, 2011 at 3:24am

i don't think it is easy to give a definite answer on how much produce costs, since it really varies. what i am doing is i am stopped at the bog grocery chains often (the 3 that are along my extended bike route), and always have bags and a basket with me to buy masses of fruit. and very often i find a good deal for some items. a few weeks ago it was one dollar per pineapple, so i carries home 15 on my bike :) Took 2 weeks to ripen fully, but it was worth the deal. the other day thy had 10 oranges for 2 dollars, so i took about a hundred. both were not organic, but i don't care so much if oranges are (they were really juicy and delicious). i order dates from the bautista, i don't think you can get better deals, and i get a box of bananas each week from the clintonville co-op, about 100 bananas in there for 28 dollars. 

 

the problem around here are really organic greens. they are so expensive. the kroger in columbus even has no organic greens (no organic produce in general, except some bananas and some apples which still look to glossy for me to be fully trusted).

 

the secret for me to not spend too much money on fruit is really to have mono-days, as of now i am mostly consuming oranges and dates and bananas, lettuce and tomatos. and then i am ordering tropical fruits once a month from jourdan to spice it up. some papaya, some canistel, some chocolate sapote,... 

 

if you happen to come up with a list for ohio, please distribute! 

Comment by VeggiMike on March 3, 2011 at 2:55am
I talked to my local Sav-a-Lot (Athens) and they have been hooking me up with ordering in bulk - they typically give me wholesale +5-10%. Sweet deal when good stuff is in season. Other than that, Kroger for organics/greens. Aldis for cheap bananas. I'm down to less than $10/day.
38s5cey1f3i0p Comment by 38s5cey1f3i0p on February 19, 2011 at 3:33pm
hi sam ..i wished i had this news before i booked for las vegas ...seriously, otherwise no matter what, i would have been there celebrating with you guys on 5th. And good luck on your completion as LFRV and for your future.... hope i can achieve the same.
Comment by Olive Fruitvegan on February 16, 2011 at 3:21am
Oooh, i would be so up for that. I will check the bus situation. In case someone from Ohio drives though, count me in fo schua!
 

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