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Trader Joe's favorites?, Farmer's market favorites?

Tyler, Texas
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Trader Joe's favorites?, Farmer's market favorites?

I have noted that folks love Publix and the key lime pie. What about Trader Joes's products? We will be in Sarasota for a month, with car, so I thought we would stock up early in our visit and then hit the farmers market every Saturday.

PS I don't diet.. lol

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1. Re: Trader Joe's favorites?, Farmer's market favorites?

That is a matter of opinion..some people like 2 Buck Chuck. ;-)

There are many online blogs about TJ and Whole Foods and their products.

~SRQgirl

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I never thought to look for a blog! Thanks.. "What's good at TJ " was the first one I saw!

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3. Re: Trader Joe's favorites?, Farmer's market favorites?

You will find all kinds of opinions...if you've never been to a TJ you're in for a treat...

Get there when they open. if you wait until 10 there won't be any parking spaces..

~SRQgirl

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4. Re: Trader Joe's favorites?, Farmer's market favorites?

Farmers Market: Veggie kabobs, awesome fresh fruit and veggies. Empanada stand for easy walk around food. Oh and there is a guy grilling chicken kabobs very good. $6 for a huge skewer of chicken. I have always wanted to try the homemade popsicles. Next month I will.

Trader Joes: TJ makes carries excellent food of just about all varieties. For the holidays they break out the chocolate peppermint cookies, they look like oreos. I buy them for work every year. They have a great variety of appetizers from different ethnicities. Love their spinach pie, chille releno, blueberry goat cheese roll, salami roll, salsas, juices. Best variety of sweet and savory snacks ever.

No mention of Mortons which is a few blocks away from the farmers market. I make it a point to go here for Largest variety of prepared foods like salads. They make a lot of international foods too. Excellent chicken curry wraps. Very good and fresh ingredients, prices are good too.

Edited: 9:28 pm, November 18, 2013
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5. Re: Trader Joe's favorites?, Farmer's market favorites?

Morton's is superb; our "go-to" place when we have company or if we just want some great things to eat or cook. As mentioned, salads are wonderful. Also their pastries for dessert, meats, hard-to-find condiments, plus those prepared items.

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6. Re: Trader Joe's favorites?, Farmer's market favorites?

Morton,s is now on the list!

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7. Re: Trader Joe's favorites?, Farmer's market favorites?

You have to try a slice .... Or whole Peanut cream pie from Yoder's

www.yodersrestaurant.com/Restaurant.html

TJoe's has a myriad of products. Look up the blogs,

http://eatingatjoes.com/

http://www.clubtraderjoes.com/

Plus, there is a ton,of chatter about "Yays and Nays." on Chowhound under Chains.

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/926238

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/918828

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/913242

For Farmer's markets, I love the Phillippi creek one on Wednesday. Checkout Maggie's seafood.

http://farmhousemarket.org/

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8. Re: Trader Joe's favorites?, Farmer's market favorites?

Nice list...thanks

I've never looked at blogs...do now!

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9. Re: Trader Joe's favorites?, Farmer's market favorites?

Wanderlust Chowhound 242 is 19 pages of folks' favorites!!!! I just printed the whole list.. THANKS!

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