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SAVING AT THREE RIVERS MARKET – Knoxville’s Commuinty Food CO-OP

*Guest post by Honey, a loyal reader and frugal mom of five!

coopThree Rivers Market

Knoxville’s Community Food Co-Op

I discovered the Co-Op more than 10 years ago. It is a big blue Victorian located at 937 N. Broadway. Inside you’ll find original hardwood floors that creak, nice aromas, pleasant staff, and lots of treasures. The Co-Op carries homemade goodies, natural health supplements, commercially packaged foods, organic/locally-grown produce, and more.

Most importantly, for all you “frugalites” there are bountiful choices of bulk goods. Everything from steel cut oats to whole wheat couscous and lots more besides. The beauty of buying bulk is that you are skipping the packaging. You may bring in your own containers or they sell containers (or give plastic baggies for free). You can stop at the front, weigh your container, go fill it as full as you want, and then bring it back to the front. They will then subtract the price of the container from the price-per-pound of the product, and you pay the difference.

In addition to buying bulk, you can also become a member of the Co-Op. By buying a $25 share, you receive a 10% discount on all local items for the year. These items may vary on a rotating basis each year. You would also receive a 10% discount on bulk orders. For more info on membership visit www.threeriversmarket.coop

And lastly, there are monthly sales. You can stop in to pick up their sales flier. The Co-Op takes coupons and you can combine those with “what’s on sale” to stock up on the things you need at a good price. I really like Mambo Sprouts coupon booklets.
And they do double days… meaning the last 3 days of the month the sales for the following month are available. For example, you can go the last 3 days of March and buy March specials and April specials!

Sounds good to me.

* Be sure to check out the “Plum and Walnut Mediterranee yogurt” and the “6 Grain Pear yogurt” both by Liberte. There is no better yogurt!
(Extra Parking is across the street at the carpet place)

Thanks Honey for the guest post.

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Comments

  1. Mrssmith says:

    I forgot to mention a very important point. At the co-op there is a booklet called Co-Op Advantage Savings. It contains “store coupons”. Last time I asked there you can stack with manufacturers coupons.

  2. Mrssmith says:

    I forgot to mention a very important point. At the co-op there is a booklet called Co-Op Advantage Savings. It contains “store coupons”. Last time I asked there you can stack with manufacturers coupons.

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