think i may have given you the wrong impression. we bring the 'spendy' stuff - like the crystal light that h romberg mentioned - and buy fresh in the abacos. we arrive there with fresh stuff in the fridge and a few things hanging in a net, but not a months' supply. we've never been bothered by customs
we check in at green turtle. take a mooring
ball in black sound and walk over to customs
. they've never given us a bit of trouble, never wanted to board the boat, and i doubt they would hassle us for bringing in a couple of tomatoes.
my take is that the abacos are very dependent on tourism. as long as you appear to be a 'model citizen' they're happy to have you. to save money
, load up on fuel
and filters and anything else you think you might need for the boat. they can be expensive - and sometimes hard to find - in the bahamas. if you're a beer drinker bring your own. liquor is about the same price. food
staples like rice and beans and oatmeal are about the same. once you get above the 'staples' level it's more expensive, but not prohibitive.
maxwell's in marsh harbor is a stateside style super market. they have excellent fruits and veggies, but expect to pay for them. if you have a big freezer
you might want to bring frozen veggies with you. there is also a large supermarket in treasure cay but not as big as maxwells.
just go there. i promise you that you will like the place. your wife will LOVE it. years from now you'll remember the good times you had there, and not the couple of extra dollars you had to spend for fresh oranges...