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I'm going to make an early morning trip to New Smithfield Market in East Manchester in the next week or so to pick up some bulk buy bargains! 

From what I read there's not much in the way of organic but there is one organic stall with a minimum £200 spend ... not an issue if a few folk head down. 

Anyone up for a road trip? 

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Hey, I should mention that the organic stall is order only, so if you want fruit you have to pre-order it from them.

Thanks for this Jennifer. :) 

Think I'm just going to head down with a notebook and just buy a couple of crates of bananas, a huge bag/box or carrots for juicing, and maybe some dates.  Did you find they took your produce to your car or did you carry it?  Contemplating taking a two wheel trolley/truck but don't want to look a fool if they take it all to my car and I'm walking around with an empty trolley. :)

Hey, I apologise it has taken me so long to reply. Have you been to the market yet? I normally buy my fruit and they leave it outside so I can drive my car over and get it. Normally in Liverpool I get willing gentlemen to help carry stuff or if I get a lot from one vendor they'll take it to my car by forklift. Most of the time I just drive up to the back of their units and load it in the car myself.

Hey :) 

Yes I made it there on Wednesday morning.  It was kind of intimidating but I could get the hang of it ... I think.  I think I'd feel a little more confident shopping there with someone else but I'm sure I'll get the hang of it. 

I was using trip one to just get an idea of how it works and the stall I bought from took all my stuff to the car for me which was great. 

Saw a couple of folk with trolley's so I may make the investment if I can find a used one on eBay. 

If you're going to Manchester one again let me know ... be good to see how the experts shop. :) 

Yeah it is pretty intimidating and you definitely get used to it. I tend to go to every store and ask for their prices before I make a purchase, most of the items are the same price but sometimes you find that you can get stuff a few £'s cheaper.

I tend to go to Liverpool more than Manchester though because that's where I live and there aren't many stores in comparison to Manchester. I think it helps to build up a rapport with the guys there and become known so that they know what sort of prices and produce you are looking for.

In Liverpool I go to different vendors for different items. There's only one banana guy, but I tend to buy the same veg brands each time because I know the quality is good. It's all trial and error, but it is so much fun. I look forward to shopping every fortnight! 

Hi how you doing :)

how much did the fruit work out at? did it work out a lot cheaper than using the supermarket?

I have been twice There and very happy went home. Still didnt check Organic place, but i will and if i cant shop myself per £ 200 ill be happy to coop.

I been to Organic shop(they are open only Mondays and Wednesdays, minimum order is £ 150, plus You can email them and ask price list. U even dont need to go there to do order. I did at home, plus they gonna do home delivery, but thats because i not live very far from. And only when i get my fruits and veggies i pay after. Very happy.

just forget to write, U can get 25 kg large bag  potatoes per less than 5 pounds!!!

Hey guys I'm new to this site and just saw this thread! Anyone wanting to go to the wholesale market in Liverpool hit me up :) I'm feeling the intimidation myself! x

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