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Has anyone located an organic produce wholesaler in the Dallas area?
Well, if you live in the Dallas Area and you can make it to the Dallas Farmers' Market, Paradise Produce is a really good wholesaler. I bought several cases of produce from them on Friday and I like them. The fruit was very good quality. The staff was helpful. I contacted Erica via email, she emailed me a price list, I made my selections and emailed the list back to her with the approximate time of pick up. My order was waiting on the dock for me on Friday afternoon when I arrived. Very convenient. Also, it beats having to fight with the produce department at the grocery store (why doesn't the grocery store want to sell cases of fruit?). These people are actually in business to sell cases of fruit!! Love Paradise Produce!!
I emailed Paradise Produce and Combs Produce, asking for a pricing list. Only Paradise responded. Their prices seem pretty reasonable on most fruit...some fruit they are a bit high on and you might be able to shop around (bananas, cantaloupe, apples) and find better sales prices now and then. They have a larger variety than Combs anyway and seemed very friendly and eager to help. They only take cash as payment and of course you have to buy cases, but what else would you expect from a wholesaler? I've put together a list of the cases of fruit I'm going to buy and intend to go and stock up either this week or early next week. I'll let you guys know how it goes.
I get my bananas at Central Market I was given a discount of $17 for 40 Lbs I just started raw (on my third week) and I shop sales- whats in season at Central (usually just bananas and dates because they are pricey on just about everything else) Cashews at Vending Nut Company, trader joes whatever is on sale, got 8 Lbs of organic apples there last week and some incredible tangerines, lastly- Sprouts (they never let me down, today I picked up 6 ripe cantaloupes about 2$ ea and some greens for $0.88 ea also pineapples are almost in season and they had some on sale) Good luck. It was getting pricey the first week I started raw. There is also a discount food store off of beach and I-30 sometimes they have fruits and veggies super cheap.
I am in Fort Worth, but I hope this helps, Good luck!
Does anyone have any tips for shopping cheap? I'm not sure where to begin. Thank y'all.
Ok so I just found 2 wholesalers in Dallas. Have y'all been to either? Which would you recommend?
Paradise Produce or Combs Produce Co.?
I would love to know what resources you guys have been able to find for wholesale or discounts at retail businesses ( in addition to the Central Market options). I am in Ft. Worth and have been purchasing through Bountiful Baskets co-op, but have still been eating quite a bit of grain. Since I am about to start the 30 Day Banana Girl challenge, I know that I will definitely need to supplement what I get from them in order to go 100%. I'm a student and on a limited budget so any discounts in the DFW area would be a great help to me. I will be researching on my own and will glady post anything that I find, but would love some suggestions. Thanks!
hey Pixi, what did you find out? surely, someone has to do better than a 5% discount for buying in bulk like that.
Got 80#s of bananas @ Central Market in Plano TX w/ a 5% discount today. It's our 1st ever bulk grocery trip & we weren't expecting any discount but were pleasantly surprised. Will be calling all of the produce wholesalers in the area to see if we can go shopping there nxt wk for an even better discount!
Meeting Ryan @ Plano TX location for Central Market (Dee & Mario are also mngrs of produce) for discounts on bulk purchases. Several businesses do this @ this location. Found multiple produce wholesalers in the Dallas TX area. Will call over the nxt couple of wks to see if they will let us come in & shop. Let you know the results!!
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