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iVillage: 10 Tips for Buying Food in Bulk

Don’t Be Afraid of Meats and Produce

There was a time when the idea of purchasing meat at a warehouse store would make even the heartiest stomachs recoil. But never fear—a new shopping era is upon us. The big-buy stores have become one of the best places to buy meat. One of the big names in particular is a great place to stock up on your proteins. “Costco for meat—they have the best quality out there, and they do more food safety inspections than the entire U.S. government,” Lempert states.

Produce quality is way up, too. “The bulk stores are realizing more and more people are interested in cooking with local and seasonal ingredients,” says Buckle. “And if you’re not sure where something is from or if it’s in season, never hesitate to ask—even at the big stores, they’re friendly.”

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