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Costco Now Only Letting Two People Enter Their Warehouse Per Membership Card

Since COVID-19 hit us, many families have taken to warehouse clubs such as Costco to stock up on essentials while they wait out the next few months at home. With of how easily the disease can spread, however, massive lines at Costco are not the ideal situation — even if folks are practicing social distancing.

Because of this, Costco has now implemented a new policy that only two people will be allowed in the warehouse at a time with one membership card.

This means families will only be able to bring two members total to Costco stores. While said to only be a temporary change, this new rule will take place as long as the threat of COVID-19 looms. If you need a full squad to stock your household for the time being, you may have to apply for multiple Costco memberships to get around the new rules. Though maybe try your best to stick to two family members and stay home to be safe.

The new policy will go in effect tomorrow, April 3 at all locations nationwide. Plan accordingly, folks!

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Costco Is Selling Some of The World’s Most Expensive Ham For A Fraction Of Market Price

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Iberico Ham is one of the most expensive meats you can purchase. Boasting a rich flavor and velvety texture, you can find a single leg of the decadent meat costing more than a $1,000 depending on where you buy it.

Is it worth it for the flavor? Absolutely. Albeit the price can be a little steep, especially if you’re trying to budget for the holidays. Those of you with a Costco card, however, are primed to save more than a pretty penny.

Costco is selling said meat for only a fraction of the price that it would typically cost in Spain.

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Produced in the Valle de los Pedroches, a region in Southern Spain, the ham is from Iberico Breed pigs that are fed a vegetarian diet of acorn and grass and raised free-range — all prime conditions when raising livestock.

At $560, the whole leg is about 40 percent less than what you would find sold directly from Spain or other online retailers. Cuts of the same leg have ranged from upward of $800 to even $1,000 depending on where you decide to purchase it.

For more context, Foodbeast writer Constantine Spyrou was in Spain earlier this year and found whole legs of Jamon Iberico de Bellota for sale at about 969 Euros per leg. In US dollars, that translates to about $1,067.

Costco’s leg coming out to approximately 51% of that price.

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Another leg the lauded world traveler found cost 850 Euros, $935 USD, making it 58% of that price. Even Amazon sells it for about $100 more than Costco.

You can find the leg of Jamon Iberico de Bellota both online and at Costco locations nationwide.

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Kroger Is Selling Boxes Of Food At Cost To Feed The Hungry

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With the holidays coming up, I often remind myself to take a beat and think of those less fortunate. Whether that means donating any cash I can spare, some old clothes, or even some canned food laying around the house, every little bit helps.

To help the process of feeding the hungry go a lot smoother, Kroger stores assembled boxes of food that can easily be purchased and donated to those in need.

All 107 Kroger locations in the Mid-Atlantic Division have begun selling boxes of non-perishable and nutritious food that customers can buy and donate to Feeding America food banks as a part of the company’s Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Initiative.

At $7.99, the boxes are filled with items like oats, beans, canned veggies, canned meat, peanut butter, rice, canned fruit, and juice. Each box is able to provide enough food to last 10 meals.

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Since 2013, Kroger has donated one billion meals through a combination of food and funds donations. Kroger plans to eliminate food waste entirely within the company by 2025.

Customers can find the boxes on display at the front of 107 stores, with more than 10,000 boxes donated to Kroger locations and will be available for purchase through December 31.

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Meet The 91-Year-Old Woman Who Built A Produce Empire

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Legendary entrepreneur Frieda Caplan has been an iconic figure in the Los Angeles produce scene for almost 60 years and now she’s getting her own documentary. Caplan introduced us to hundreds of different types of fruit and, in doing so, built herself a wholesale empire.

The film documents the life of Caplan who was named the first female entrepreneur in the world of Wholesale Produce in Los Angeles. The entrepreneur changed the way fruit was look at in the 1960s by introducing a variety of exotic fruits and vegetables to America. More than 200 classes of fruit is available today thanks to Caplan’s produce initiatives.

Fear No Fruit tells her story through first-hand accounts with the 91-year-old legend herself as well as stories from friends and colleagues. Check out the trailer below.

The film can be rented at $3.99 for a 48-hour period, or purchased for $9.99.

Fear No Fruit – Trailer from FilmBuff on Vimeo.

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