Friday, October 22, 2010

My October Azure Order

This month, I really didn't need much.  But then I noticed a few great deals on produce.  Then I found a few things I wanted to try, and then, since I was so close to the $50 minimum, I threw in a few extra things to bring my total up. 

You know how that is, right? 

20lb box  Organic Bartlett Pears  $14.13  ($.72/lb!)
5lbs  Organic Russett Potatoes  $3.30  ($.66/lb!)
4  12oz packs  Organic Corkscrew Pasta  $10
4oz  bottle  Organic Pure Vanilla Extract  $4.25
12oz bottle Organic Agave Syrup  $3.85
1 bottle  Organic Chocolate Syrup  $3.50
3 packets  Simply Organic Alfredo Sauce mix  $1.45 each
Final Price:  $43.55

(I also ordered organic black beans, but they were out of stock.)

I was pretty stoked to get the organic potatoes for such a good price.  I normally pay $1/lb at Fred Meyer.  I've also been meaning to make my own vanilla, but since I was out, and the make-your-own process takes 6 months, I was very happy with the $4.25 price tag.

On another note, the pears are not quite ripe.  Does anyone know the best way to ripen a few at a time? 



bree said...

A produce person told me to put a few in a paper lunch sack and fold it closed, leave it out on the counter or better yet add a ripe banana in the bag. Should be ready in a day or 2.

Anna said...

That seems like a great deal for any vanilla not to mention Organic! I think my local stores sell the 1 oz. bottles of McCormick for $2.99 each! You got some Great deals! This Azure: is it a mail order company or do you have a local store? I have never heard of it before.

Saving 4 My Family said...

Thanks, Bree! I'll try that.

Anna - Azure Standard is a company that specializes in natural, organic, earth-friendly foods and products. They deliver directly to customers, buying clubs and retailers by semi truck and UPS.

I am a drop site, meaning that I pick up the order and everyone comes and gets their order from my house. You can pick a drop site based on who is closest to where you live.

Hopefully that makes sense!

Anna said...

Yes it does make sense- Thanks for responding!