Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Help & tips > Food and drink  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 28.10.2011, 21:54
wintimiss's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Winterthur-Seen
Posts: 40
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
wintimiss has no particular reputation at present
Where can I buy lower priced and larger quantity fruits / vegs?

Is there a wholesale produce market in Winterthur or Zurich that is open to the public for instance? I'm looking for something cheaper than Migros or Coop so I can buy in larger quantities for the week.

Also, has anyone tried home delivery produce sites like http://www.freshbox.com, http://www.biopac.ch/ and such? Do you get better value with them? I couldn't find this kind of information on their site..
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 28.10.2011, 21:55
Sbrinz's Avatar
RIP
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Murten - Morat
Posts: 11,866
Groaned at 563 Times in 354 Posts
Thanked 11,548 Times in 5,941 Posts
Sbrinz has a reputation beyond reputeSbrinz has a reputation beyond reputeSbrinz has a reputation beyond reputeSbrinz has a reputation beyond reputeSbrinz has a reputation beyond reputeSbrinz has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Where can I buy lower priced and larger quantity fruits / vegs?

Turkish shops.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Sbrinz for this useful post:
  #3  
Old 28.10.2011, 22:23
chosenjade's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Zurich
Posts: 57
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 20 Times in 10 Posts
chosenjade has made some interesting contributions
Re: Where can I buy lower priced and larger quantity fruits / vegs?

There is a great turkish wholeseller shop at Bahnhof Affoltern it is called Barkat, there you really get good quality fruits and vegi for a third of the price.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 28.10.2011, 23:21
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Zurich
Posts: 4
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
halu5cs has no particular reputation at present
Re: Where can I buy lower priced and larger quantity fruits / vegs?

Turkish shops, srilankan shops and Barkat of schmiedewiedikon are some places where you can have fruits and veggies at lower prices.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 29.10.2011, 12:10
Markarina's Avatar
RIP
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Bern
Posts: 1,017
Groaned at 10 Times in 8 Posts
Thanked 936 Times in 468 Posts
Markarina has an excellent reputationMarkarina has an excellent reputationMarkarina has an excellent reputationMarkarina has an excellent reputation
Re: Where can I buy lower priced and larger quantity fruits / vegs?

I think the answer is try and find a farm shop, we just found one that sells some produce and meat. We've just ordered 12Kg of cow for 28CHF/KG and it's less than 5 minutes from the house!!
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Markarina for this useful post:
  #6  
Old 29.10.2011, 12:30
wintimiss's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Winterthur-Seen
Posts: 40
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
wintimiss has no particular reputation at present
Re: Where can I buy lower priced and larger quantity fruits / vegs?

Thanks everyone for your responses and ideas!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01.11.2011, 09:34
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: la cote
Posts: 3,664
Groaned at 24 Times in 15 Posts
Thanked 3,313 Times in 1,743 Posts
runningdeer has a reputation beyond reputerunningdeer has a reputation beyond reputerunningdeer has a reputation beyond reputerunningdeer has a reputation beyond reputerunningdeer has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Where can I buy lower priced and larger quantity fruits / vegs?

This probably won't help a great deal for Zurich, but in Swiss romande there is Aligro, www.aligro.ch which started as a restarunt supply company, then opened to the masses (bulk food and supplies). Perhaps look for restraunt supply in the yellow pages for something similar in Zurich.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01.11.2011, 09:55
Amande's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Baden area
Posts: 138
Groaned at 9 Times in 6 Posts
Thanked 67 Times in 36 Posts
Amande has earned some respectAmande has earned some respect
Re: Where can I buy lower priced and larger quantity fruits / vegs?

Quote:
View Post
I think the answer is try and find a farm shop, we just found one that sells some produce and meat. We've just ordered 12Kg of cow for 28CHF/KG and it's less than 5 minutes from the house!!
Could you give me the address ? Freienwil is not far from where I live, maybe I could go there too !
Thanks !
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01.11.2011, 10:16
Tom1234's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Kanton Luzern
Posts: 17,065
Groaned at 651 Times in 504 Posts
Thanked 25,871 Times in 10,429 Posts
Tom1234 has a reputation beyond reputeTom1234 has a reputation beyond reputeTom1234 has a reputation beyond reputeTom1234 has a reputation beyond reputeTom1234 has a reputation beyond reputeTom1234 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Where can I buy lower priced and larger quantity fruits / vegs?

Quote:
View Post
I think the answer is try and find a farm shop, we just found one that sells some produce and meat. We've just ordered 12Kg of cow for 28CHF/KG and it's less than 5 minutes from the house!!
What part of the cow?
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 01.11.2011, 10:20
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Bern
Posts: 854
Groaned at 5 Times in 4 Posts
Thanked 1,391 Times in 528 Posts
heckenhocker has a reputation beyond reputeheckenhocker has a reputation beyond reputeheckenhocker has a reputation beyond reputeheckenhocker has a reputation beyond reputeheckenhocker has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Where can I buy lower priced and larger quantity fruits / vegs?

Quote:
View Post
What part of the cow?
assorted mixed parts from filet to geschnetzeltes and Plaetzli (no idea what they are) and some wurst. Details on www.eichmatthof.ch our delivery should be ready in about 3 weeks, will try and remember to post about quality
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank heckenhocker for this useful post:
  #11  
Old 03.11.2011, 00:28
wintimiss's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Winterthur-Seen
Posts: 40
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
wintimiss has no particular reputation at present
Re: Where can I buy lower priced and larger quantity fruits / vegs?

Last weekend I stopped by the turkish shop nearest to my home. It was in the Winterthur old town, and their prices there was even higher than in Migros or Coop! I was quite surprised, but I guess it makes some sense since they probably have to pay so much for rent in a relatively prime location. But still... I have no idea why people would go there when a small Migros branch is located just two doors down.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
wholesale fruits, wholesale produce




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Big Feet - where can I find larger shoe sizes? Kate Ayrey Other/general 4 31.05.2011 08:37
Where around Zurich? Decently priced fruits & vegetables flavio Food and drink 4 16.02.2011 14:01
How Do You Get The Lower Priced TGV Tickets To Paris? Swisstobe Transportation/driving 11 22.01.2011 13:36
organic fruits and vegs box McTAVGE Food and drink 5 14.07.2010 19:20
Where to buy [larger size and nursing] bras? dali Other/general 14 16.11.2009 13:44


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 04:18.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0