For the first Food of the Month this year, I decided to go with jackfruit.

When I went to my favorite Vietnamese grocery store to buy six or seven cans of jackfruit, I was shocked - absolutely flabbergasted - to see that they had a small amount of fresh jackfruit on hand. 

For those of you who don't spend a lot of time shopping for jackfruit, let me assure you that this is a Very Big Deal. The fruit - which can grow as large as 80 lbs. - isn't grown in the continental United States and rarely shows up in its fresh form here in the NorthEast, outside of New York's Chinatown. I had hear rumors about a market in Massachusetts that apparently stocks it from time to time, but this, THIS is unprecedented.

Anyway, I bought it.

It doesn't come cheap.

(And I was so excited, I forgot to take a picture of it. Sorry)

Fresh Jackfruit for 70 - $26.74

Subtotal (year so far) - $336.70