Comment on Would you buy food from an Amish salvage store? by Terry.
That said, I make special trips to shop the closest one to me…about 40 miles away…here in Montana. Just went yesterday, actually. I buy things like bulk rice, canned tomatos and beans, condiments, tea, coffee, jam… stuff that’s generally pretty stable and has a fairly long shelf life. Found some GREAT pickles yesterday and now I’m bummed I only bought one jar! I love finding “oddball” items from other countries and find it to be a great source of some of my favorite British cookies. I usually buy my little tubes of eye drops there as well…MUCH cheaper than at the other stores at $.99 rather than $7+…I don’t think a few months’ outdaing on them does any harm. REcently they had Zegerid stomach medication with a November 2011 outdate on it for $1.99 for a 28 day supply. That same amount is around $15 at Target.