Budget

Budget

Sep 28

I mentioned last month that my goal was to keep our food budget the same, despite the fact that meat and dairy that are sustainable, organic and humanely treated are much more expensive. I have to admit that we went way over our budget in August, failed miserably to be honest! Usually I budget $250 a month for groceries, and then add the extra money from other things (i.e. when we budget $130...

Day 5: Farmer’s Market

Day 5: Farmer’s Market

Aug 05

This phrase, like so many other American terms, has all but lost its original meaning: A locally-organized market where farmers can sell the fruits of their labor. Today's farmer's market is a far cry from the original — it's mostly just an arts and crafts fairs with some small food resale companies on the side. Tonight, however, we visited College Park's fairly young farmer's market and were pleased and surprised. It's one of only two local markets in Orlando, the other of which we have yet to visit, and it offered a lot of opportunities for us for the next three months.

Target and BJ’s

Target and BJ’s

Jul 31

I visited my local Super Target and BJ’s Wholesale club this week and priced out the few meat and dairy products that they have. They are both added and priced out in the Price List.

Relative Costs

Relative Costs

Jul 25

Here's my initial report on relative costs. Compared to their non-organic counterparts, the two most expensive products we've found are eggs and butter. On the other hand, organic and natural milk tends to cost only about 25-50% more than the other stuff.

Price List

Price List

Jul 25

I thought I would let you guys know I bought my first $3 eggs this morning. It was a lot more expensive then I am used too but they are sure to be delicious! I also finished the price list I have been taking about. I want to still go to Target, Fresh Market and Chamberlain’s before this list will be finished but here’s what I have for now. I stuck to the non-sale prices of items and I...

Whole Foods

Whole Foods

Jul 24

In my quest of finding the best prices and seeing what stores offer what, I visited Whole Foods Market after work this week. As I expected, their selection was greater then my local Publix, and surprisingly their prices weren’t as bad as I thought. The brands of milk that both Publix and Whole Foods offer, the price was barely different. Where I was expecting a $.50 or more price increase...

Publix

Publix

Jul 19

I love shopping at my local Publix, shopping there is truly a pleasure. Plus, It helps that I can see it from my front door, and I like to walk to 5 minutes up to shop. So I headed up there to check out how they fare as far as foods that fit within our guidelines. Unfortunately there were a lot of things lacking from their shelves that would help a responsible eater like myself. No block or...