Monday, February 16, 2009
Wow! Check out these scrumptious strawberries! I went to the farmers market in High Springs, north of here to check out their friday market. The girls had the day off for winter break, so we thought it would be fun. The market was very small! I took some freebie items in case I sensed a good opportunity to barter. I had a small opportunity with the strawberry man! He was handing out free samples and my girls were delighted! I asked how much and he advised me they were $12 for a half flat and $20 for a full one. Hmmm, a full one is a LOT and I didnt have plans to make anything special. I asked if he would take $10 for the 1/2 and he said, uhhhh, nooooooo and I asked about a free razor and $10 for the 1/2? He laughed and asked what kind of razor. I told him the new and nifty fusion GAMER razor (that I had gotten for a little profit from Walgreens)! He said DEAL! Now, I didn't save much, only $2 off his price, and they weren't cheap, but these strawberries sure tasted good! And I've gotten several free razors, so it was a nice trade. Maybe next time he will be willing to trade again... Doesn't hurt to ask! Don't the strawberries look yummy? A half flat is 6 small plastic green baskets FULL. I thought I might try to make a small container of preserves, but we just have been munching these things all day for 4 days now. I have enough left to top cereal/oatmeal for 2 more days and for a TINY little snack for the girls as well. We have loved them!
Budget $813.55 minus $10 for strawberries = $803.55 left in budget
Warmly, Tracey C.