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Day 33 - Saturday, April 10th 2009 - Market Street Market

If you’re in Lowell, you should definitely stop by the new Market Street Market. I planned my shopping after reading on both Gourmet Gal and Left in Lowell that the market would be opening today.

When we arrived, the sign said they weren’t yet open and the staff was still putting produce on the shelves but the owner welcomed Gist and me in to take a peek.  The set-up is lovely and everyone working was incredibly friendly.  The market has a gorgeous produce section and a nice selection of necessities – everything from cat food and Method cleaners (my fave) to a deli counter and staples like milk, bread and eggs.  They’re also going to carry fresh baked goods and sandwiches.   I was hoping to pick up fixins for tonight’s supper but, alas, it wasn’t to be.  We did leave with a pack of gum – I think we may have been their first sale.

My love for the Basket is well known but the Market Street Market’s charm and friendliness will definitely have me stopping back!

Market Street Market

Market Street Market

Market Street Market

Market Street Market

I ended up doing my shopping at Market Basket. I haven’t been to the Basket on a weekend in ages and *oh my* it was crowded! I spent $31.15 on:

  • Bacon (yes, a non-vegetarian item but c’mon, it’s freakin’ BACON!) for $2.99
  • 1 head of cauliflower for $2.79
  • 6 tangerines for $1.91
  • 4 blood oranges for $1.74
  • 1 bunch of scallions for $.50
  • 3 russet potatoes for $1.97
  • 1 jar of yeast for $4.99
  • 1 package of Breyer’s ice cream (what happens when Gist comes shopping with me!) for $2.99
  • 1 quart of milk for $1.59
  • 1 small package of sour cream for $.69
  • 1 1.5 liter bottle of Fillippo Berio extra-virgin olive oil, on sale for $8.99

How’d I do this week?  $56.79 spent.  On the menu on this cold, rainy night?  Baked Potato Soup.

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