Some of you out there have been asking for me to make a master list of things that I buy, where I buy them, and how much I pay. I put it off for a long time, because I knew it would be a big job….but I finally did it. Now, I didn’t include ALL foods that we buy – just our staples and the things that most people buy on a regular basis: wheat, honey, butter, etc. I guest posted over at Modern Alternative Mama so I could share this list with more people. I hope you find it helpful for you and your pocketbook.
Note: I know that some of these prices will be lower elsewhere. This is what I pay for what I can find. I wanted to give you something to go on, so you’d have a general idea of how much you should be paying. Also, I do not have access to Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s or Costco where you can find great deals. Please leave a comment below if you’ve found a GREAT price on something somewhere so we can all benefit.
Hello. My name is Stacy and I don’t buy all organic foods. Would I like to? Yep. Can my budget take the hit? Nope. For the longest time I felt really bad about not being able to buy what Suzy Awesome Homemaker was buying. But guess what? I’m not Suzy Awesome Homemaker – I’m Stacy Who Lives on a Budget.
In order for my family to be able to buy all organic foods, I would have to get a job. And if I get a job, when will I have time to cook all the organic foods from scratch? For me and my house, it’s much more important that I stay home and take care of my household than it is for me to buy 100% organic. That being said, I do make most of my foods from scratch. I feel better about making it that way than buying it already made and full of preservatives – so if my scratch ingredients are NON-organic, then so be it. Ahhhh. I feel so much better after getting that off my chest. READ THE REST HERE.
*This post is linked at Frugal Days Sustainable Ways at Frugally Sustainable, at Simple Lives Thursday on GNOWFGLINS, at Weekend Whatever on Your Thriving Family, at Sunday School on Butter Believer, at Fat Tuesday on Real Food Forager, and at Hearth and Soul Blog Hop at Penniless Parenting.