This week we bought a wee sack of potatoes from The Marketman – 20kg for an equally wee $20. The supermarket price this week is $1.98/kg, so 50% saving there. It’ll keep us in gloriously cheap mash for a few weeks.
Correctly stored potatoes can last 2-4 weeks in pantry or refrigerator past the sell by date. But up to a couple of months if you don’t mind picking off the eyes.
Find a green grocer who will do you a fantastic deal or boxes of fruit or bags of spuds. Don’t be a nuisance, and make sure you laugh at their jokes. It’s good PR and you want fantastic deals.
If you haven’t got enough big eaters to make this work for you, find a family or two and divide the boxes up. You’ll save money. You’ll eat better.
Plus you’ll have lovely bowls of fruit all around the kitchen and your friends will think you’re setting up for a Better Homes & Gardens shoot.