Grocery Geek Presents: Final Week of Our CSA Trial

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This week was rainy and busy, thus preventing me from eagerly setting forth on multiple grocery shopping expeditions. Eh, the sales were pretty lean anyway. And hubs was willing to shop for me.

And shop, he did.

My husband gets a prize for his cheerfulness in making multiple stops on the way home from work. Love that man!

Costco – milk, butter, cream, bagels, and jalapeno-stuffed olives. I don’t recall putting the olives on the list, but it was a small price to pay for a happy husband and dry feet. (sorry, no pics)

Farmer’s Market – This was our final pick-up week for our CSA trial. I received an email the day before pick-up detailing what was in the box. I, in turn, let FishPapa know he was free to trade the eggplant and chard for whatever he wanted. He chose zucchini and summer squash. Yes, I’m stunned as well.

In our box there was also huge heads of lettuce, butternut squash, cilantro, apples, limes, pumpkin, green onion, celery, and monster-sized avocados.

Sprouts – There were some other great produce deals which I could resist: cukes and bell peppers ($0.49), broccoli ($0.88), grapefruit ($0.19 ea), onions ($0.15/lb).

To be honest, I don’t quite know what our total is for the month so far, but if I were to guess, I would put it around $500 – $550. Our freezer is packed to the gills, and, as you can see, we have produce to last us awhile.

Coupons are kind of falling by the wayside, but I think we’ll be okay. We’re eating lots of whole foods, so I think the quality of what we’re eating is good.

How are you saving money on groceries this week?

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I believe you can get great meals on the table -- and still keep that pretty smile on your face.

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  1. I’ve found myself doing the same thing with coupons…I used to use so many, and my use has slowed WAY down. But like you, I feel like we’re ok…I’m a little more sane, we’re actually eating better, and I’m spending less than I used to back in my couponing days (this confounds me, but it’s true!).

  2. We haven’t been using as much coupons too. There isn’t coupons very often on the things we usually buy. I use diaper coupons and I stack coupons at our Super Target, but other then that we stock up on the sale items and do our Costco trip and we are good for the month. I guess since we don’t have anywhere that doubles coupons anymore, there just isn’t that many great coupon deals. I’ve also been learning to cook from scratch, and buy less boxed stuff.

  3. Love that more and more people are getting into whole foods. 🙂 And it doesn’t have to break the budget!

  4. mmmm, looks delicious!

  5. I’m working on making sure we actually eat what we buy. I hate throwing out food. It’s like tossing cash in the trash. As for coupons, I’m still in training. I’m trying to balance buying foods that I feel good feeding my family with a reasonable grocery budget. And that means that not all coupons are a good deal – even if the price is right, I’m not keeping the junk in the house.

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