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March 20th, 2011, 11:38 PM
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How much do you spend on fresh fruits and vegetables every week?
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March 21st, 2011, 05:10 AM
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about $75. mostly all purchased at Costco, but that is the bulk of what i eat.
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March 21st, 2011, 07:42 AM
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I am guessing about $25 per week, not quite sure because I just cruise through produce on every store trip and pick up my staples I always have (bananas, lettuce, tomato) and then grab whatever is on sale and any special produce i need for specific recipes. I also have a garden, but the only stuff I can harvest right now is cilantro and lettuce, but within a month I should have tomatoes, green beans, more lettuce---and I am trying cantelope, cucumber, carrots, and peppers but I am not always sucessful with those. We have such a hot summer here I haven't quite figured out how to grow in it successfully.
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March 21st, 2011, 12:03 PM
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Anywhere from $10-25 per week depending upon what's in season and what our menu looks like for the week. I definitely spend more in the summer months.
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March 21st, 2011, 01:49 PM
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Yesterday I bought bananas, strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries (all organic) at Costco. I also got English peas and green beans. It was $45 for those items alone---and it'll only last 3-4 days.
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March 21st, 2011, 06:46 PM
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Maybe it's just here, but I find most produce to be quite a bit more expensive at Costco than at the grocery store. The exceptions would be lettuce & bananas, which are without fail cheaper at Costco.

I spend around $30/week on fresh fruits and veggies.
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March 21st, 2011, 07:02 PM
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I have been spending a lot more lately than what I spent a couple years ago. I'm probably up to about 20-30 dollars a week now.

I don't vary much; I get a bag of apples, a pineapple (or two if they're cheap enough), grapes, bananas, romaine lettuce, colored peppers, and mushrooms. Lately, I've also been getting strawberries since they're in season. I'll add watermelon when it's in season too, otherwise it's an occasional treat (like today's 6.00 monster ) if I can even find them. Once in a while I'll get the kids a cantaloupe if/when it's on sale.

I forgot baby carrots and onions-which I pick up as needed-but always have them in my fridge.
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March 21st, 2011, 08:17 PM
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Maybe it's just here, but I find most produce to be quite a bit more expensive at Costco than at the grocery store. The exceptions would be lettuce & bananas, which are without fail cheaper at Costco.

I spend around $30/week on fresh fruits and veggies.
I don't find that for organic produce, though. Also, I am not averse to returning fruit to Costco if it goes bad within 3-4 days. Where as, if I guy fruit and Whole Foods, and it goes bad, they give me the stink eye for bringing it back.
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March 23rd, 2011, 11:39 PM
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Every week, we spend about $15-$20 depending on what I need/want.
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