Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Tightwad Tuesday ~ Bulk Buying

If you are a city dweller like me, you probably do not have room for a large crop such as corn. I have found that the cheapest way to get good fresh corn is to buy it bulk from the farmers' market. Our grocery store and the farmers' market are selling 2 ears for $1. However, we have a wholesale area at our farmers' market, and the corn was 4 dozen for $20 today (our crate was just a bit over 4 dozen).  Basically, it cost us 40 cents an ear for really fresh corn.

My shuckers made real fast work of the corn.  They actually ENJOYED shucking it and were worried the corn would all get shucked before they had a chance to shuck their share! LOL Shucking corn outside means you do not have to worry about the mess. After we had all of the silk off the ears, we put six ears in each freezer bag. Just drop into boiling water when you need it and cook as always. It will be nice and fresh. I will be watching for corn as the season gets more in swing. I'm hoping for an even better deal later in the season. I also buy apples, peaches, berries and cabbage in bulk when they are in season, as our garden, fruit trees, and berry bushes don't produce enough for a family of six.

Blessings, Dawn


  1. I didn't realize that you could shuck it, then bag and freeze! Thanks so much for posting this. I need to clean out my freezer and make room for corn!

  2. I use to do this before I knew that my 2ds is VERY allergic to corn. ((sniff sniff)) It is a wonderful way to have corn ready to use when you want it. [0=

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  3. Hurray! I can read your blog again. I missed you.


  4. I love that you posted this as I was just talking about doing this with a friend today. How did you find the bulk area or bulk prices? Is it separate from the regular market? I bought a bulk amount of corn last year (don't remember what I paid for it) and would love to buy lots more in bulk especially if I can get lower prices. We have no garden (too many trees and not enough sun in our yard), so we buy all of our produce. I'd love a deal!


  5. Wow, shucking corn. What great fun, what great SI! My whole world revolved around finding SI moments! I need to look for fresh corn around here!