Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Re-evaluating our groceries

I actually shopped at a couple of "shvakim" - that is plural for "shuk"- over the last couple of weeks. And it hit me. If I shop at the shuk, I can get the basics for around the same price I'm paying right now. But some of the foods I consider "luxury" (red peppers, artichokes, avocados, seasonal fruits) are actually far cheaper at the shuk than in the stores. Carrots, tomatoes, cucumbers, potatoes, onions.... those you can get at "shuk" prices in supermarkets. But buying cherries and grapes and not feeling like I had overindulged? Well, that was amazing.

This was true in Machane Yehuda (thankfully I found myself in the Holy City - my real home that I don't live in - for almost a week), both times I shopped there last week, and in the shuk in Teverya the week before...

So the question is, how can I get to a shuk more often? Do I make a Teverya day once a week? Go to Migdal He'Emek once a week (anyone know anything about location and prices at the the shuk there?)? Go to Afula once a week?

I must figure this out...

Ideas welcome.


  1. Or just deal with it until you get your own shuk, making a stop somewhere else once in a while.

    1. you actually had the chutzpah to post on my blog after I sent you to bed? unbelievable.


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