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Old 08-22-18, 10:13 AM
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Online grocery order - curbside pickup

My wife is laid up with a pretty heinous foot surgery. As a result, we have been doing all of our grocery shopping online and picking up curbside at Fred Meyer.

This got me thinking - would this be so awesome for you car-free commuters out there who do your grocery shopping on your bike?

I think this would be an awesome option - just call when you arrive, stay with your bike and someone arrives to load up your groceries?

Anyone doing this?
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Old 08-22-18, 10:54 AM
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Yes, sounds great, my co-workers are excited about this, but for me Id like to walk in the store and check produce section and, lets say, how the peaches are today? What is good and fresh quality today, you can't always tell from the store circulars, I am big on fresh quality produce and I'd like to see what I am getting before getting in my grocery bag and paying for them,

I know Fred Meyers is a good store and if most of your grocery comes packaged in a good box, wrapped in a good nice package or in good quality cans with expiration dates then it might make more sense, just my opinion, I didn't know this, Thanks.
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Old 08-22-18, 11:58 AM
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Yes, sounds great, my co-workers are excited about this, but for me Id like to walk in the store and check produce section and, lets say, how the peaches are today? What is good and fresh quality today, you can't always tell from the store circulars, I am big on fresh quality produce and I'd like to see what I am getting before getting in my grocery bag and paying for them,

I know Fred Meyers is a good store and if most of your grocery comes packaged in a good box, wrapped in a good nice package or in good quality cans with expiration dates then it might make more sense, just my opinion, I didn't know this, Thanks.
Good call about the fresh produce/etc. I would not trust, say, Winco's produce if I could not touch it ahead of time. Do you ever get produce at farmer's markets?
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Good call about the fresh produce/etc. I would not trust, say, Winco's produce if I could not touch it ahead of time. Do you ever get produce at farmer's markets?
Yes, I was raised on a farm and I like fresh produce and I like supporting small local farms and my neighbors, although some of the stalls more and more are turning into "produce botiques" with high prices on items, but like $7.5 for a dozen eggs? Seller claimed the hens were strictly fed by non-gmo gluten free and purely organic chicken diet, but there is one or two farm stalls I usually get my stuff from, they have good fresh stuff and varieties that you won't normally find at grocery stores
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Every grocery store in the UK has home delivery for (nearly) FREE with minimum spend.

https://www.lovemoney.com/guides/344...o-iceland-cost

I usually shop locally though instead, just because I'm a pain in the ass that likes to think I'm special:

Milton Market

Just because I can and it's an eclectic pile of poop:

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That would be awesome - not necessarily because I grocery shop by bike, but because I hate wandering around in the grocery store.

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Every grocery store in the UK has home delivery for (nearly) FREE with minimum spend.
Now THAT would be awesome!
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That would be even better if I had everything I needed on the list and didn't have to go back later to get something I should have purchased on the first trip.
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Seeing 'Grub Hub ' advertisements on the tele.. US
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