Can't say if this happens at all Raley's / Nob Hill markets, but I was looking at the meat and there were half chickens for $1 - $1.25. A good enough deal and then II learned from the manager of the meat department that they were organic.
I asked about the price because they looked pristine to me. The manager said that every day at 6am they put out packages of chicken that are close to the sell date. He said he'd rather mark them down drastically than throw them away. They made excellent chicken soup and I have lots of breasts and legs in the freezer that I cut off and didn't use for soup.
It is not always whole chicken or organic. It could be breasts legs or other parts. It could be other meats too. There were three nice turkey drumsticks for $1.35 yesterday.
If it doesn't have a "today's special' label, it has a $1 off label. I got a one pound nice sirloin steak that was on sale for $2.
Some perfect ... perfect ... and delicious trout fillets were about $2.25.
Which went very nicely with the 10 cent fennel I bought at Giovanni's in El Cerrito near Target. This store has produce bins in the front of the store that has their deeply discounted specials.
I also picked up a head of organic iceberg lettuce and two heads of colored cauliflower (one green, one gold) for 79 cents. All excellent quality. In the past they have had tomatoes for 25 cents a pound.
Also worth mentioning is that at exactly 6pm daily, the Bread Garden in Berkely has 2 for 1 bread. I picked up a beautiful rye and honey whole wheat for $3.50 ... that's $1.75 each for a quality loaf of bread baked that day ... can't even buy Wonderbread for that price at a grocery market.
Just another reminder that Citizen Cake marks down the bread after 5, IIRC.
Forgot to mention, so no link, at the El Cerrito Saturday Farmers Market, the fish vendor ... IIRC ... Hudson Fish ... was selling the heads and tails of their $$$ wild salmon and other fish for $1 lb. It created quite a stir with people snatching them up for fish stew I imagine. There was all the stuff leftover from filleting the fish and there was really quite a lot of fish meat in the bags.
Any other deals out there?
Giovanni's Produce & Grocery
1600 Liberty St, El Cerrito, CA 94530
3360 San Pablo Dam Rd, El Sobrante, CA 94803
2912 Domingo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705
399 Grove Street, San Francisco, CA 94102