This Life Hack is specific to Rochester. Ya know how everyone always says to go to The Rochester Public Market early? Ever since I moved here I've been told that. They say "get there early if you wanna have a good selection".
I never challenged that advice. I've always gone early Saturday mornings (8 or 9am) and always had a great selection so I've had no reason to think differently.
This weekend was different. I had a gig Saturday morning at The Source in Greece until noon so by the time I grabbed a bite to eat and got down to the Public Market it was almost 1pm. It's true that the selection wasn't as good as it is in the morning.. but it was only down about 25%. Still, at least 75% of what you can find at 9am was there at 1pm and if you're familiat with The Public Market you know that's still PLENTY. Anything I wanted was there.
But here's the twist.. here's the life hack. Everything had been marked down!! Because it was almost closing time the vendors were looking to get rid of everything and I got some AMAZING deals. Yesterday, I canned about 7 jars of sauce for 13 dollars with the tomatoes and spices I bought.
So here's my Rochester Life Hack.. go to the public market late!! Not too late.. it closes at 2pm. But don't be afraid to go at 1pm.
The tomatoes, basil, & parsley I picked up:
Courtesy of @lifehacks on Twitter and SplashSpot.com:
Saturday Night Live was AWESOME this weekend.. with guest appearances from Kristen Wiig, Fred Armisen, Will Ferrell, Steve Carrell, and David Koechner (and that doesn't even include host Paul Rudd and musical guest One Direction) all before the end of the monologue!!
Watch Kristen Wiig's suprise appearance during the cold open:
Watch Paul Rudd joined by surprise guests Will Ferrell and David Koechner (Steve Carrell also did a surprise guest spot during the monologue):