shopping yesterday at haymarket i saw a brand new tent and stall, with a big banner in the back that said "delancey street peanut company". on display were small boxes of many different kinds of dried fruits and nuts. a hand-written sign said each box contained 1/4 pound of product and cost $4.99. soooooo, $25 for a pound of almonds?
the whole thing just seemed so peculiar. an annual permit down there is cheap, but i always thought it involved city hall nepotism, the stall vendors sell at basically wholesale prices, it's a company from new jersey, for pete's sake and i can buy a pound of almonds for $5 at one of the middle eastern markets right there.
tourists will probably buy from him because they are too afraid to venture into the basement shops, but seriously what gives?