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  • #360129
    NeataNeata
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    We have also stumbled onto the fruit and veg section of Lambert (21 Rendle St in aitkenvale) they have some local things and it’s really good prices.

    #360130
    jaymesjaymes
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    Lamberts F&V is not open Mon and Tues (found that out last week :uhoh: )

    The bulk buy place has been gone for a few years now, more’s the pity. I buy big bags of stuff, mainly catering type supplies from Debra Lee Trading in Garbutt.

    #360131
    frogfriendlyfrogfriendly
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    So where does everyone buy bulk flour/sugar/bicarb/baking type stuff. Really interested in obtaining bulk flour as seem to be going through heaps of that.

    Can recommend the honey at willows market, one of the stalls is a family run one based at Majors Creek and they have yummy honey.

    #360132
    jaymesjaymes
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    the honey family’s son lives in my street, he drops in a bit to see the fish. They also deliver the honey as part of the service.

    I get bulk flour, pulses, nuts etc from Debra Lee. Big bottles of sauces, catering packs.

    #360133
    jacrossjacross
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    Missy71 the f&v man is at Bluewater from early (I think 7 or so) the lady who recommended him to me said its best to be there before 9 for the best stuff. When I went the other day I was there at 8:30 and there were heaps of people!! I was really surprised how popular he is.

    #360134
    helendthelendt
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    You need to be aware that Lamberts are part of the live animal transport halal trade with Malaysia and boast of being about to set up Malaysia’s biggest feedlot – to quote their web-site ‘…aimed at improving their quality of beef, average daily weight gains, inventory turnover, cash flow and, of course the bottom line: Profits! ‘ Doesn’t exactly fit in with organic or free-range practice so I won’t buy from them.

    I hadn’t heard of Debra Lee, so will try them – thanks Jaymie.

    #360135
    jaymesjaymes
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    :rip: urk, I hadn’t known that about Lamberts, thanks Helen :blurk:

    #360136
    XDiggerXDigger
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    I think I will have to check out the debra lee place, been looking for somewhere to get some bulk consumables.

    #360137
    jaymesjaymes
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    they are a local company too, and the ladies are very helpful

    #360138
    theateamtheateam
    Member

    Hi folks,

    The guy in the blue ute on Upper RRR (Riverway Drive) when is he there and how big a range of produce does he have?

    I’ve been supermarket shopping recently…used to go to some folks down Bowen Road on a Saturday morning (set up in an automotive repair place near the bridge) but that was before I started Saturday work!

    #360139
    bplumbplum
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    Roy in the blue ute (he looks like a garden gnome) is there Wed thru Sunday (I think i have the weekdays right, but def there on weekends), till about 6pm – i will check the days. He has all the basics plus seasonal items.

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