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Chatting with Bill & Lynda on WRAL-FM on Monday morning!

Posted June 3, 2012

I'll be chatting with Bill and Lynda on WRAL-FM 101.5 on Monday morning about 8 AM. We'll be talking about produce and how to score some great deals! I hope you can tune in!

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  • jdouglas13 Jun 5, 2012

    LOL, Faye -- see why I don't do mornings? Sometimes even afternoons are a challenge!;)

  • prisskat Jun 4, 2012

    1924 Capital Blvd its across the street from the Cause 4 Paws its in an old strip mall. Its a little run down but don't let that fool you b/c it seriously is some good produce. (They are cash only though)

  • j3434 Jun 4, 2012

    one of these days i will make it to aldi! you inspired me this morning, faye!

    other fresh produce deals - ALWAYS check the bagged salad when you're in the store. for about the 10th time last night, i ran into reduced bags of salad. i got 4 bags of italian salad for 69 cents each. (this was lowe's foods at hwys 42/50.)

    also, ALWAYS check the reduced shelves. i frequently get just a few potatoes marked down (we don't use potatoes in very many recipes, maybe 3 or 4 times a year?), apples, or last night i got a pack of 5 cucumbers for 69 cents. i plan to eat these with my cucumber dill cream cheese from bruegger's (only a summer offering).

    also, if you like ripe bananas, or have a propensity for banana bread, check the ripe bananas bags.

    of course you always have to check these versus the regular or sale price to make sure you're actually getting a good deal. :)

  • CouponLadyCoupon Jun 4, 2012

    Prisskat - Where on Capital?

  • carelesswhisper Jun 4, 2012

    *laugh* that is.

  • carelesswhisper Jun 4, 2012

    I just heard you on the radio Faye. I got a laught out of the "maters" "canTaloupe" thing. LOL

  • prisskat Jun 4, 2012

    I have only shopped at Aldi twice when I was working in North Raleigh.. BUT I found a even better place to get produce. Its at the little hispanic flea market on Capital Blvd. They have the same produce as in groc stores for unreal prices. Yesterday I got 2 baby watermelons, 10 limes, 4 mangos, 3 jichama, 3 brocoli, 2 strawberries, 1 lb of mushrooms, about 30 roma tomatoes, celery, 3 garlics, 3 green peppers any only paid $16!! I think they are only there on the weekends. And I'll tell you a little secret... I use to work part time at the regualr Farmers market and 90% of their produce is NOT grown locally its from florida, georgia, mexico ect even though they tell you other wise.....

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Jun 3, 2012

    jdouglas - I have terrible news for you...there will be no video - it's radio. ;-) But, Jodi will probably put it on the blog sometime Monday. :-)

    Thanks amomoftwo! They are probably going to do a q & a section so feel free to call in!

  • Amomoftwo Jun 3, 2012

    What a great way to start my morning!!! I am looking forward to it!!

  • jdouglas13 Jun 3, 2012

    Well, it's not too often I do 8 am anymore, but I am really looking forward to seeing the video! I love tips for getting good prices on produce.