Inevitably, each year in the weeks preceding the LDS General Conference sessions in April and October grocery stores in Utah begin their Case Lot sales. In case you aren’t familiar with the term, a Case Lot sale is a sale that allows you to purchase food (and other) items at a discount from a regular grocery store. The only catch is that you need to buy them a case at a time.
This can really help build of your emergency food supply quickly. Given that there are generally 12 to 24 cans or jars in a case, this is the perfect opportunity to scratch that Food Storage To-Do off your New Year’s Resolution list. As we have touted many, many times before, there are many reasons to have at a minimum a three-month supply of food you eat on a regular basis be it financial, natural disaster or otherwise.
Lucky for you (and all of us for that matter), our friends at Prepared LDS Family have updated their Case Lot spreadsheet. As always, we are greatly appreciative of the work and effort that went into this.
In addition to the spreadsheet will help you find the best deals this Case Lot season, there is also a 3 Month Supply post. This excellent resource details out what a basic 3 month supply for one person should consist of, then lists prices for items to fill that list along with the case lot costs for both Macey’s and Smith’s.
Many of the Bulk Food Suppliers on our Resources page also offer case lot sales during this same time period.
For those looking for some discounts on your food storage, and especially on a few bigger items, this might be exactly what you need. Our friends at Home Storage Basics are having their Harvest closeout sale. The following is from the email they sent out.
Home Storage Basics, American Fork Utah!
Harvest Inventory sale one week only! Ends October 23, 2010
Inventory IN the store is 15 % OFF, Except Shirley J Seasoning items.
In celebration of our Store Anniversary we are selling all our used floor models of the BOSCH, BOSCH Compact, Nutrimill, and Wondermill at great prices! All items have been out for a year- some gently used other have seen a lot of cookies in their day! Come visit us for pricing!
If you are in Utah or Salt Lake counties, you should make sure to check this shop out. The owner (a friend of mine) is the best resource around for all things wheat and grain related, and the bakery they have in the shop is excellent. Please check them out and support a great local business.
I took this class last year and obtained my equipment through Maple Mountain bees. It has proven to be a fun and rewarding experience for my family and I. The 60lbs. of honey we got our first year wasn’t bad either!
Bryan Esquivel of Maple Mountain Bees authored a guest post for us in May of last year about how he got started in bee keeping. You can find the article here.
Starting yesterday, April 2nd, the Orem Costco and the Sandy Costco are again hosting their Food Rotation System special event. They are offering the Shelf Reliance can rotating shelves for $269 which is a great price. If you have been planning on purchasing one of these systems, now is a great time to get your Food Storage organized with these great products and save some money at the same time.
Based on the Costco Special Events file, the Orem and Sandy Costcos will be hosting this event from April second to April eleventh.
The West Valley Costco location will be hosting the same event April sixteenth to twenty-fifth.
Our friends over at Alpine Food Storage recently sent out some emails about some overstocks they currently have. If you are in Utah, this is a great chance to go browse and pick up some of those deals you might have missed from previous group buys. If you have some tax refund money left, here’s a great way to use some of it.
I received this from my stake emergency preparedness specialist.
Here is another opportunity to add to your wheat supply.
A friend has made an agreement with a wheat grower in the Delta, Utah area to sell his wheat.
It has been cleaned and is the hard red wheat. The price is 50 lb bag for $15.00. Cash and carry only and 1st come 1st served.
If intersted email Jeremy Taylor at jeremy_r_taylor AT Yahoo DOT com. The wheat can be picked up at his home in Spanish Fork. Contact him for address and when.
I don’t know what quantities are available, but this is an excellent price on wheat at the moment. If you need more wheat to round out your food storage, this is a good opportunity to do so without breaking the bank. If you are able to take advantage of this, please post about your experience.
In need of some pasta for your food storage? There is a massive sale going on right now in Lehi. Inside a not-yet-opened restaurant near Hutch’s Furniture (95 W. Main Street), an individual is selling to the public boxes of pasta he has acquired in a bulk sale.
Here’s the scoop: all types of pasta are 75 cents per pound. (Contrasted to average bulk prices of $1.50 to $3.00 per pound, depending on the type of pasta). If you buy 10 or more boxes (boxes are between 20-40 pounds), it goes down to 65 cents per pound.
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.
This is from an email recently received. It’s a great opportunity to get a few more spuds in place for your food storage. It’s also nice to support a local business focused on our preparedness. With 40lb bags, this is a great product to use with the previously posted Mylar Bag posts, and as part of your “Cesta Básica“
Good news is: Diced potatoes were delivered late last night!
Bad news is: They delivered twice as many as I ordered!
Please tell your friends and neighbors about these potatoes! We need to move them out. :-)
Dehydrated diced potatoes (peas and carrots sized)
Ingredients: Idaho potatoes and sodium bisulfite
40 lb bags $42
Great for casseroles, mashed potatoes, soups and stews, etc.
These are seconds—have some pieces of skin mixed in
Report from those who have sampled “Tastes sooo fresh!”
Rumor has it that Idahoan is not making new diced potatoes this year. Walton Feed cannot get any, our supplier in California is desperate for diced potatoes but can’t find any.
They are a great storage item, very easy to prepare, and very tasty!
An important piece of any Bug out Kit is a way to make a whole lot of noise. You need some way to create some attention-getting noise that can really travel the distance. This tool is a way to get the attention of a search party if you are lost or injured, as well as a way of helping find somebody who is lost. But all whistles are not created equal. Some are bulky, some are tiny, some have Pea’s, some don’t. How do you know which you should get? Well, I was recently pointed to a site via edcforums to an excellent PSK whistle review (PSK). Go check it out before you buy your whistle, it’ll help in selecting.
Are any other Utah locals (or regional folks) planning on heading to the Crossroads gun show on the 22nd? The last few shows have had variable results in terms of deals, and content. But given the amount of choices we have around here, especially with current federal expectations I know I plan on going. Any one else wanting to meet up/carpool/etc?