It's been a while since I posted a "haul" - mostly because I usually forget to take a picture of my finds!
But today, I had an errand to run, so I went hunting for food deals that will help us keep our bills down this week while was out, as usual, and I actually thought to take a picture before stashing everything in the fridge!
Some of you may know that certain stores mark down produce that is older or not perfect, and they sell it as "sug bet" - Grade B. (If you didn't know, now you do!) Some of it is actually Grade B, and some is Grade A that is no longer as fresh as that particular store sells produce for. I try to stretch my shekels by buying these deals whenever I can, and I highly recommend this strategy to others who also need to stretch their shekels! You'll find you save a fortune this way.
Here's what I found:
The cashier originally rang my purchase up at the non-discount price, and the total came to close to 50nis. There are 3 big bunches of celery, lots of summer squash, some large radishes, some fennel, and 2 varieties of kohlrabi in there.
There's at least 5 kg of stuff there besides the celery.
After I pointed out to that these items came from the mark-down rack, my total came to 13.20 !!
That's really an impressive discount, and there's a lot of food here to work with!
Just keep in mind when you are shopping, that if you are buying discounted produce from a seller that doesn't have kosher certification (the place I go to DOES have one), you'll need to be up-to-date with issues of trumot, maasrot, and orlah. Please read the brief summary of Kashrut Issues for New Olim if you need clarification!
Hope you all are finding deals too - please let me know what you've found - I'd love to hear about it!