Look What I Bought at Whole Foods for Just $5.00 …

Posted by on May 18, 2009 | 18 Comments

… and it is ALL ORGANIC


That reusable bag, sent as a freebie from Earthbound Farms, is HUGE to give you some perspecitve. Yesterday, my haul included:

  • 2 Boisterous Heads of Organic Green Lettuce (2 fo $1)
  • 5 Medium-sized and Perfectly Green Organic Bell Peppers (3lbs for $1 – yes, that was lbs!)
  • 5 Beautiful and Big Organic Red Delicious Apples ($.50 / lb)
  • 2 Medium to Large Organic Cucumbers ($.89 each)
  • 1 Large Organic Lemon ($.50 – a splurge for my water)

Total: $5.17

Result: Two packed veggie and fruit keepers in my fridge!

Extra Benefit: Most were “local” to my area. The cucumbers were foreign, however, I have yet to find any domestic organic cukes.

Thank you Whole Foods!


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Comments (18)


  1. meg says:

    Awesome! I am impressed!

  2. Christina says:

    woohoo! Great scores! 🙂

  3. Andrea says:

    Wow. That was a great haul. Whole Foods can be quite reasonable if you shop the specials and 365 brand, and avoid temptation. Organic peppers were 5-something per pound yesterday at our food coop!

  4. Ricki says:

    Wow, your Whole Foods sure has better prices than the one near where I live!

  5. Alison says:

    Whole Foods is such a fun store. I don’t normally buy much there, but it’s nice to see a way to keep it affordable. Cute apple pic, btw.

  6. Thx for great post. It’s wonderful that you are letting people know that w. time and thought, you can eat organic, seasonal, real food, even buying at WFM. Andrea, I’d like also emphasize– shop specials, use their coupons, & don’t go when you’re hungry.

  7. jeena says:

    They look so fresh and colouful!

  8. leslie says:

    that is a sweet deal! way to go!

  9. Green bell peppers 3 lbs for $1?!? At Whole Paycheck, um I mean Whole Foods? Are you serious? Score!

  10. Shellyfish says:

    Wow – ok, my husband and I just did a rough estimate of what that would cost here (France) and we came up with between 16 and 27E depending…that’s so great you got all that for less than 4E!

  11. RunToFinish says:

    wohah that is amazing

  12. Wow I am REALLY impressed! I can’t seen to get out of Whole Foods without spending at least $20! Good job!

  13. Reusable Bag says:

    That’s insane! You can’t even buy a meal for less than $5 unless you shop off the dollar menu!

  14. Sarah Caron says:

    Holy cow! That is a lot. And those are AMAZING prices. Is it always like that at Whole Foods near you?

  15. Pumpkinbear says:

    Those are AWESOME scores! That’s the thing I enjoy about grocery shopping–buying the great deals and then figuring out what to do with them.

  16. Krista says:

    Wow, all that for $5! That was a great deal on those bell pepper too.

  17. Kabira says:

    Location seems to be a huge factor in prices as the prices in the SF Bay Area are three times the prices that you mention.

    Here are examples of good prices in the SF Bay Area for the same items
    Organic Lettuce (2 for $3)
    Organic Apples ($1.49/lb)


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