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Old 10-23-2008, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Apache Junction
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Hey all,
My husband and I will start wintering in Maricopa (Tortosa) stating in mid-November. My sister, who lives in El Mirage (about an hour away), was telling me that in her area she gets some great food shopping deals through coupon-clipping and such.

If you have any suggestions for the same for me I would appreciate it. Where are the best food shopping deals in Maricopa - or a short commute to Gilbert etc. would work too. Any information regarding that and other types of deals for household etc are welcomed. As well, we are lucky in that up here we have regular access to farm fresh eggs and are very spoiled in that way. In fact, we gag on store-bought plastic eggs. Is there anyone selling farm fresh eggs in Maricopa?

We plan on going to garage sales and swap meets for many of our household things as well.

Any suggestions would be so greatly appreciated.
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Old 10-23-2008, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Louisville, KY
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i believe Hickman's has an egg farm in maricopa, but i'm not sure if they sell to the public.

I get my produce from a local farmers market chain called sprouts, they have good prices and fresh produce. there is one on alma school and queen creek road, 20 minutes from copa.
I buy my typical boxed goods from walmart or costco. I could probably save more by sale chasing and coupon clipping, but i'm not motivated to do that. I shop at the walmart near the 202 and gilbert road, about a 30 minute drive. Costco is at mcclintock and the 202, a 20 minute drive.

The walmart that is under construction will be open in march of the coming year, so maybe next year you'll be able to shop there in town.
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Old 10-23-2008, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Apache Junction
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That's some good information there and I really appreciate it. I have lived here for 31 years and I know all the "secret" spots and such. Starting over in a different place/country is going to be an exciting adventure. At least that's how I'm choosing to look at it.
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Old 10-24-2008, 10:45 AM
 
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Currently, there are only two grocery stores in Maricopa, and they are both the big-chain type. They tend to charge a little more than the same chain stores in the rest of the valley, since they are your only choice for 20+ miles, and they get very crowded on the weekends. Once the WalMart opens, hopefully this will change.

I would suggest shopping in the Chandler area for what you are looking for, but you might lose any money you saved by doing this, since you would have to go 20+ to get there. The two grocery stores in Maricopa are great if you don't want to leave town and also as far as overall selection goes, but not so great when it comes to prices. They do honor the regionally advertised sale prices, but they are constantly out of those items within just a few days.

As 61scout80 said, there might be a few small farms that sell to the public, such as the one just south of the Harrah's casino, but I'm not sure what exactly you can find there.

Welcome to Maricopa!
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Old 10-24-2008, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Apache Junction
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Thanks for the reply. When we were outfitting the house in July (what were we thinking in the dead of summer??) we had "opportunity" to shop both the stores and found them to be quite expensive for some things (beef). Now I know why. I think we will check out some stores in Chandler. Thanks for the welcome. We're excited!
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