My family will be arriving from Australia on Saturday night!
I wanted to welcome them back with what we call kol tuv ha-aretz, all the best our land has to offer.
So I took the 45-minute bus ride into Beersheva and wandered around the big shuk (what the English map calls the Town Market, not to be confused with the Bedouin Market).
I found the best of the produce and bought a little of each kind.
Unpacked on my kitchen table, it doesn't LOOK like a lot.
The fruits and vegetables and nuts looked more voluminous when still in bags.
I can assure you they weighed a ton when I shlepped them in two tote bags and in my backpack from the shuk to the bus and then from the corner bus stop to my house.
It was almost my limit.
But I was happy to be a good provider for my grandkids, at least for their first day or two in Israel.
And the price was right (at least when compared to the inflated supermarket prices in Meitar).
At the shuk you always get A LOT FOR LESS (which is good because today is L Day at ABC Wednesday)!