Part of being a good prepper is not just buying extra food, but the art of learning how to buy right. Purchasing foods especially can be an art form for knowing when to get the best prices, and best quality. For instance, it’s usually a bad idea to buy a vegetable who’s harvest is about to happen, as you know that means you are getting what’s left from last year. Your food won’t taste as good, and it won’t store as long as it’s already got a year down. Grocery stores know this, so many frugal shoppers have studied the common grocery sale cycles to understand how the manufacturers and stores are working together to move their product most efficiently. Continue reading “When to buy: Grocery Sale Cycles”
Another reminder that the Utah Food Co-Op orders are due this Friday (the 9th). As I mentioned last month, this is a great way to get high quality food, at a very good price.
Pictured on the right was a single ‘share’ order from the December order. That night part of it went to make a great crock-pot stew that fed my family for several meals, and still had food left for quite a few more. The included bread loaf was excellent, and fruits were good. I do wish I’d also picked up a “Harvest” share, as the extra veggie (includes and extra variety) were some great looking avocados.
We also bought some of the cider, as well as the Nutty Guys sampler. The cider was the best I’ve had since leaving Washington State where I grew up. Fresh, and tasting of just high quality apples. The Nut’s were great, and cheaper than buying anywhere else. So if you have a little more room in your budget, it’s worth checking out the add-on deals you can get.
Check out the January Order Form.
Wondering if there is a distribution point near you? Check out the list.
Remember, there’s never a better time to start shopping more economically than now, and utilizing the local co-op is a way to not only help yourself budget better, but to help those around you.