Running Errands

I like to walk to one of our local markets to stock up on fruits and vegetables every week or so.  I usually opt to have our groceries delivered to us from Countdown – we don’t have a vehicle, so this is the best option for us.  However, I soon learned that the fruits and veggies they sent were often towards the end of their shelf life.  Within 2 – 3 days of delivery they were often mushy, brown, and fit only for the rubbish bin.

No thanks.

Several people told me that the Asian markets around Auckland usually carried good produce at reasonable prices.  There are a couple within walking distance of where we live and it’s easy for me to go there and pick out what I want.  It makes for good exercise while pushing a pram.

It doesn’t look like much from the outside, does it?  But you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover.

Unfortunately, my camera was running low on batteries so I couldn’t take many photos.

Capsicum = bell pepper.  The red capsicum are $26.99 per kilo, or about $12.30 per pound.

Aren’t those courgette {zucchini} small?  I’m used to seeing much larger ones come out of Indiana gardens!

After picking up some scallions, celery, courgette, and New Zealand Rose apples, I pay for my purchases, stuff them in the under-basket of the pram, and walk back home with Joe.

That’s how I do my fruit and veggie shopping here in Auckland.  Not very exciting, but something I do every week.  Thanks for coming along 🙂

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9 comments

  1. Kelly V. says:

    How great for you & Joe … I am going to start nannying a 3 month old with full-range of daily activities (for her & myself). I’m thinking the local farmer’s market may be calling us on Thursdays! Outings are good for all 🙂

  2. Michelle says:

    On the way to uni I get off at Symonds street but on the way home I get the bus down at Queen street so walk through Albert Park:) I use to sit and study where the clock garden is, I wondered why people kept taking photos, silly me finally realised that the garden was a clock feature 😀

  3. Valerie says:

    $12 for green peppers?! Yikes! I loved seeing all the fruit & veggies, though… your very own farmer’s market! Peaches are just now coming in season here & I was tempted to buy some at the grocery last night but they were pretty hard. Maybe next week! 🙂

  4. Laura says:

    Wow Jenny!
    that is so cool! I am so intimidated to even WALK to a downtown market in Charlotte, North Carolina, much less in a different country. It looks beautiful there, and a great way to get out and get excercise. I need to take notes from you 🙂

    Laura
    laurasblondemoments.blogspot.com

  5. Christine says:

    I love fresh fruit and veggie shops! I found a good one here in Hamilton but we can’t walk to it like you! 🙂 Much nicer than the supermarket ones even if you don’t get them delivered!

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