Guess How Much?


Above are Brett and my produce purchases from yesterday’s Kapaa Farmers’ Market. Going to the market every week remains one of our favorite activities, and we’re now recognized as “local” by many of the vendors. 

Brett and my ritual is the same every week: we scout the market together, then split up and do our respective shopping. We usually finish shopping in around 15 minutes, but always try to give ourselves time to “talk story” with one or two of the vendors before the opening whistle.

Anyway, yesterday we bought:

  • 3 English cucumbers
  • 1 bunch bananas (11)
  • 1 large bunch curly kale
  • 4 big tangelos
  • 2 zucchini
  • 1 bunch carrots
  • 1 bag alfalfa sprouts
  • 1 bunch fresh edamame

How much do you think we paid for all of this? Hint: We took $30 with us and had money left over. Best bargains were the tangelos and the edamame.

I’ll post the answer tomorrow!

4 thoughts on “Guess How Much?

    1. The year-round farmers’ markets have to be one of my favorite things about living here, and the low prices as well. We paid a premium to shop at the farmers’ market back in Portland; here the produce is much more reasonable (and fresher) than what’s in the stores. Some things are available all year, but other produce definitely has a season. We are getting excited about the reappearance of fresh cabbage in a couple of months!


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