We in the Phx region mention Kodiak a lot, so I though it apropos to provide some 411 to the uninitiated:
Kodiak Produce in South Phoenix, a produce wholesaler that will sell to the solo public such as we. They offer an array of fresh fruits and veg for jaw-dropping prices.
Last I heard hrs were M-F 7a-3p, Sat 5a-1p.
You have to hunt for it in all the nooks and crannies, as there are few/no defined sections.Getting the help of the workers might serve to as they probably know what and where everything is. There is the possibility that a large selection, that looks available, is already sold, so keep an eye open for that.
They offer a current price list, but to my eye it was neither complete nor the same price as what my final invoice said. I just loaded a cart, told the lady behind the window what I had, and she totaled it up for me.
You can also ask the workers, what's good at the moment. Quality can be hit or miss, but any substandards are more than offset by the righteous prices on everything else.
If you have veg-head friends local, consider splitting an order with them. You might never consume 40 heads of lettuce on your own before it turns, but 20 for each of you might be doable.
Enjoy the hunt! :)
Ja! You'll dig it!
Just today I scored cases of nans, strawbs (16 clamshells), grapes, and org cantaloups all for around $60.
Finally made a trip here and am wondering why I haven't done this earlier! I have been paying $56 for a box of 80 oranges from the grocery store. I picked up the exact same fruit for $17. Also found a few boxes of Rambutan hidden in the back for $14. I am blown away by the prices and will be shopping here almost exclusively. If anyone is interested in splitting a box of veggies (like iceburg lettuce, or squash) let me know. I can pick it up on Monday's and meet you (I reside on the West side of town).
Does anyone know if they are open tomorrow?
FYI- Conventional mangos were under 24 cents per mango ($2.50 per box). They weren't the most visually appealing, but for that price.
Also individually bagged romaine lettuce was on sale also.
OMG! Thank you so much Windlord! This is the answer to my prayers! I was looking for a wholesale market that had organic produce but couldn't find one with enough options. I will definitely be checking this place out. :)