Not only is the auction beautiful and tasty, it's exciting. I love inspecting all the vegetables being auctioned and deciding what to bid on and what to save for next time. This decision is based more on the time available for processing my purchases than on what is actually available. This past week I really wanted tomatoes for canning but didn't purchase them because there weren't that many available so the cost was driven up at auction and because of my other purchases were going to be pretty time intensive.
The auction has offerings for large lots and for small lots. There are people their buying for restaurants, cafeterias, retail and home use. Some people go home with truck loads. Others leave with a single egg plant. My purchasing falls in the middle. This week I bought a bushel of green beans for canning, 3 pecks of sweet red peppers to chop and freeze and 10 dozen ears of corn to freeze. My total cost was $25.