Three small neighborhood grocers offer a surprising selection of reasonably priced produce. Carrots, celery, lettuce, tomatoes, potatoes, onions, green bell peppers, bananas, apples, oranges, lemons and limes are available as well as special items, such as cauliflower, eggplant, okra and gingerroot.
open seven days, 11:30 a.m.–10 p.m.; 513-961-2699. Besides produce, it
offers skinless boneless chicken breast cut into cubes, $1.99/lb.; skinned
chicken pieces, $2.29/lb.; several varieties of fish; and goat.
open seven days, 10 a.m.–10 p.m.; 513-979-4345. The shelves are well stocked
with a variety of standard American essentials, in addition to Indian staples
and specialties. Chicken, lamb and goat were recently added.
Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m.–9 p.m., Sun. 12-6 p.m.; 513-961-6060. The best bet for salad
lovers: cabbage, baby spinach and romaine are available. Chickens are
$4.50 each whole, $5.50 cut up; lamb and goat are $3.99/lb.
And don’t forget that a Metro bus ride away are:
Ave., open Wed. 4-7:30 p.m., offers apples, cider, farm eggs, local honey,
fresh ground flours and grains, premium granola, popcorn, naturally
fermented foods from Fab Ferments, 13 different organic micro-greens,
locally roasted coffees, assorted baked goods and bread from Shadeau
Bakery and Blue Oven Bakery. Meats include grass-fed beef, whole hog
sausage, American lamb, pastured and chemical-free pork and chicken.
Some 16 varieties of organic cheeses are available as well. Yummy jams,
jellies, handmade fair-trade chocolates, candies and pies round out the
food offerings. The market will move to its outdoor location sometime in
Sat. 8 a.m.–6 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Information courtesy Clifton Chronicle Spring 2011 edition