We're an ordinary family, complete with picky eaters, budget concerns, and time management issues. But to prove that "eating local" works - even for busy families in cooler climates - we're trading Chick-Fil-A and goldfish crackers for grassfed meat and local produce. Join our adventure in learning to eat (sort of) sustainably for the summer!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Week Five shopping details

Weekly total (including pre-paid CSA produce): about $175
(This includes additional produce and meat items needed to feed my parents, who are visiting for the week, and some friends who came over on the 4th)

(click on the post title to see the details after the cut)

CSA Contents (approximate value, $25):
One whole local organic chicken
One pound local organic ground beef
One head cabbage
One sweet onion
Three pounds redskin potatoes
One head lettuce
Two burger buns
One pint blueberries

Fitch's Farm Market - total of $16.50:
Dill, $3.00
Pickle cucumbers, $5.50
Corn (7 ears), $3.00
other vegetables I can't remember, $5.00

Farmer's Market - total of $78:
1/2 gallon apple cider, $3
4 pork chops, 1 dozen eggs, 1 pound bacon, $14
large head broccoli and three tomatoes, $7
2 pounds ravioli, $30
16 ounces cheese, $10
Baba ganoush and pita, $6.25
Marinated feta cheese, $8

Heinen's - total of $50:
Conventional vinegar, $1.39
Conventional tomato paste (2), $1.39
Conventional peanut butter, $2.69
Conventional tomato soup (2), $1.98
Conventional green pepper, $0.42
Organic cream cheese, $2.99
Organic diced tomatoes (2), $5.90
Organic black beans, $1.00
Organic tomatoes, $1.25
Organic limeade, $2.00
Organic pinto beans, $2.39
Organic carrots, $2.00
Organic celery, $2.99
Organic garlic, $0.40
Organic onions, $3.99
Local white dinner rolls, $2.99
Local milk (2), $7.20
White-out, $1.49
Swiffer refills, $5.99

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