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      I can't find anyone to consistently buy in bulk with me and the local organic warehouse has a $150 minimal order.  That's an awful lot of food for one person at one time.  It's pretty overwhelming; I end up doing stuff you're not supposed to like freezing bananas.

       What's the biggest bulk order you can handle at once?  Any suggestions?

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haha.. well thats good to know. Not like I have anything else in my freezer anyway! ice. bananas, strawberries and probably some dates soon! Depends on how fast I can eat 10lbs

It's mainly because foods lose certain vitamins/minerals when frozen, but not a huge extent. It's still the best way to preserve fresh foods, so I always do it! Plus, like you guys I love my banana ice cream. :)


Also - frozen/super cold foods inhibit the body's natural ability to produce B12.

It's certainly a wonderful feeling to have all that produce around me!  My own personal horn of plenty.

This seems to be working out well.  It's a constant dance of gauging what fruit needs to be eaten immediately, what can sit around for awhile and what I can freeze and what I can't freeze.  I'm scarfing down figs but if too many come ripe too fast they are absolutely wonderful for tossing into the freezer and later putting them into a banana smoothie.  I also have melons and nectarines that I would never freeze, personally.  If too many ripen too quickly, I'll share the bounty with loved ones.  My friends think I'm a nutcase for sitting down to a meal in front of a whole flat of fruit!

I usually do my bulk order twice a month. I have some help with the bananas because the kiddo loves em. i usually buy a case freeze what I cant get to. I usually buy a few bags of spinach, a few cases of nectarines (because they have them -.o ) I bought like 4 boxes of tomatoes, a bag of lemons, 2 boxes of oranges, big box of strawberries, lots of blackberries, and a case of dates.

I freeze the berries if they are getting too ripe. I also make fruit ice cream, rotate my produce in the fridge. I also have a salad every night so it helps because they are like 2 lbs of spinach, and I blend up tomatoes and fruit for the dressing. I have usually a big smoothie or banana milk in the morning. its a good way to use up tons of fruit. Sometimes I throw like 6 bananas in the blender with some dates, good way to use it up. it also tastes friggin amazing.

so between freezing fruit and huge ### salads I usually go through more than $100 biweekly. sometimes its like $150. I am saving huge on it because I have tried doing it at safeway, and between a few bags its like $80 or $90 and it only lasts a few days. I also grow food in the summer so it helps. ALL of my waste goes to compost, so its not really getting wasted.

hope this helps ^.^



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