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Pretty in Pink piggy banks

On Highway 152 in Gilroy, there are many roadside fruit stands offering cherries and strawberries for just a dollar a basket or a bag of oranges at the same price. I had passed a sign down the road advertising 6 ears of corn for a dollar and stopped by Casa de Fruta to investigate. But I was distracted by the nuts, dried fruit, candy, fruit wine, bags of garlic, and decorative pottery.

Taffys in pink (cherry) and other flavors

Ahh, there are always sweet nothings to tempt you when you're so intent to keep to your diet. Now I remember why I shouldn't stop at these places. I must recite my mantra: I came for the corn, the corn, the corn.....


There's also a store within the complex that sells cookies and ice cream. It's right next to the carousel and the choo choo train. It must be hard for the kids to resist ice cream after playing out in the sun. My problem is choosing which cookie to buy.


Fruits, of course, are the better choice. But did you see the price of pineapple? $4.99 each for a Maui Gold pineapple. Ouch!!  It's leveling up to the price of gold in the stock market.

So I went home empty handed. And I wish I bought a piggy bank.

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Images by Charie

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