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05-08-2006, 08:07 PM
Banana's down here in Tasmania are very hard to come by at the moment, most of the major supermarket chains don't even have any and those who do the banana's are over $10AUS per kilo :eek: I'm use to paying $1 or $2 tops
We eat so many banana's and i'm really missing them in my smoothies most of all.
What are the prices like in the rest of australia?
05-08-2006, 10:06 PM
Where abouts are you? I live in Hobart. I am still getting them for $4.90 a kilo in A1 Glennorchy market. We (my 2+2) family also love bananas and have smoothies daily. If you go to http://www.rawpleasure.com, there is a forum there where you can talk to some Australians about banana issue.
Waving from Hobart,
05-08-2006, 10:21 PM
OMG!!! Another raw foodie in Hobart, How exciting:D I'll check out A1, i usually shop there but have had a little spare money the last few weeks so have been buying organic mostly and then just topping up at the supermarket but i'm back to A1 now the $$$'s have gone :)
If you ever want to catch up and talk Raw i would love it, i've only been back here in Hobart for a little while and miss my friends who understood raw food.
05-08-2006, 10:49 PM
OMG, true, lol! Can you tell me something about yourself?
Me: married (to an Aussie), 2 kids, born in Poand in 1963, migrated to Australia in 1994 (Adelaide), moved to Hobart last year, lecturer at UTAS (maths department), went raw three years ago, still transitioning (sometimes having some cooked, but determined to continue the delightful raw journey), loving fruit, hobby music, love reading New Scientist (in particular stuff about quantum physics and anything like that). I love eating fruit all day and denser foods (salads, nuts, recipes) in the evening. Struggles: I am fighting my addiction to salt.
Let me guess. You: born in Hobart, late 20s, a student (I guess, me being a lecturer thinks that everyone is a student). Anything close to this? What do you love to eat?
05-08-2006, 11:13 PM
Hi well, you were almost right i'm 29 and was born in Hobart, i am studying by correspondence (slowly) But i would say my main job description atm is mum, i'm a single mum to two beautiful girls aged 3 & 4.
I'm not a 100% but am getting there, i would probably be 70-80 % for the last four years. I love fruit and spinach, so i practily live off green smoothies...yum
The new scientist is like my favourite mag, i get it whenever i can, a friend introduced it to me many years ago by giving me all his back issues and i've been hooked ever since.
Nice to "meet" a fellow tasweign on this board :)
05-08-2006, 11:41 PM
Where were you born in Poland? I was born in Swibodzice, Wroclaw. immigrated to Massachusetts 1961 then to Oregon RAWgards Joz
05-09-2006, 12:14 AM
Harmonypeacerose, my daughter Julia is 5 years old (she will be 6 in September). Nice to meet you too! My email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Feel free to email me!
wyjoz, I lived in Wroclaw for five years (1982-87), when I was a student of maths there at the University of Wroclaw. Oh, I was born in Katowice.
The world is smaller now than it seemed before. :)
05-09-2006, 12:23 AM
Hi there guys
I am in Albury (NSW / Vic border) and bananas are $10 a kilo whether they be organic or not. The other day though I bought a 13kg box of ripe bananas (not black - they will last a few days) for equivalent of $6.50 a kilo and then peeled, sliced and froze most of them for ice cream, smoothies, pies etc. Organic shop owner said I can get them like that if I want so I wll do that but still buy some each week to eat.
I have a 3 year old and between the two of us we go through lots of bananas
05-09-2006, 04:58 PM
Boxes of certified organic bananas from the wholesalers were $40 until last week when they went to $60. Conventional boxes are about $100 per box now. The organic marketplace doesn't have the price variations that conventional does. So organic is usually cheaper right now.
I just found a local grower still selling for $2 per kilo though! *grin* Doesn't help me much as we've gone off bananas a bit right now. I'm enjoying the new season of oranges!
05-11-2006, 07:52 PM
Where is my fellow raw tasweign?
05-12-2006, 02:28 AM
I eat only about 1 banana a week, just too sweet for me,
But if you love bananas, you are worth it, buy them and be happy that you can get them at all, you will thank yourself later for giving yourself this treat.
YOU DESERVE IT!!!
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