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new nut guy at haymarket

hotoynoodle Aug 15, 2010 10:42 AM

shopping yesterday at haymarket i saw a brand new tent and stall, with a big banner in the back that said "delancey street peanut company". on display were small boxes of many different kinds of dried fruits and nuts. a hand-written sign said each box contained 1/4 pound of product and cost $4.99. soooooo, $25 for a pound of almonds?

the whole thing just seemed so peculiar. an annual permit down there is cheap, but i always thought it involved city hall nepotism, the stall vendors sell at basically wholesale prices, it's a company from new jersey, for pete's sake and i can buy a pound of almonds for $5 at one of the middle eastern markets right there.

tourists will probably buy from him because they are too afraid to venture into the basement shops, but seriously what gives?

  1. Allstonian Aug 15, 2010 10:59 AM

    At $4.99 per 1/4 pound, $20 a pound for almonds is also outrageous, but it's more accurate.

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    1. re: Allstonian
      hotoynoodle Aug 15, 2010 11:43 AM

      lol, i was posting in haste and also an english major. thanks!

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      mvi Aug 16, 2010 11:11 AM

      I saw that guy. It seemed so out of place, I agree. But no one was buying from him when I swept by twice. I sure was not tempted!

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