Plastic-Free July Grocery Shopping

I haven’t bought as many groceries this month because of the invasion of relatives who visited and left behind so much food that I can’t stand to see go to waste. But there’s still some decent variety in this week’s grocery trip so you can see what I do to try to keep my shopping plastic-free and where there’s room for improvement.

Bulk Goods

Peanuts, chili beans, and rolled oats bought in bulk

In Austin we’re very fortunate to have a number of stores in the area with bulk bins. I’ve found that even at the stores where they don’t tare containers, no one blinks if you bring your own light-weight bags to purchase bulk goods in. But I really do like seeing what I have on hand easily, and have been using glass jars for my bulk purchases from Wheatsville. Most of the time I can even get away with reusing the same sticker as a previous visit or rubberbanding a piece of scrap paper to the jar as a label to get the goods home without any waste. Mason jars are especially good for this because I can cut out a piece of scrap paper using the lid as a pattern and display it in the lid after screwed on.

Fresh Fruit

Watermelon, peaches, and figs

There were plenty of delicious fruit options at the farmers market today. A small watermelon, a basket of peaches, and a basket of figs made their way home for me and with nary a produce sticker. Anything left over after we devour them can go straight in the compost bin (although I’ve been eating the watermelon seeds and saving some of the peach pits for a future peach-tree-growing adventure).

Fresh Veggies

Mixed greens, avocado, carrots, and onion

We were already mostly set on veg too, but I needed an extra onion from the farmers market. And to fill out our salads for the week, Wheatsville has both organic carrots and mixed greens available in bulk. I just have to be sure not to squash the lettuce! Yes, the avocado has a sticker, but my husband really enjoyed it so it was worthwhile. Today I used up many of last week’s veggies by dicing them up and making a hearty spaghetti sauce–no spaghetti jar needed.


Package-free baked goods

Yum, fresh package-free bread from the farmers market. Plus a package-free bagel picked up from the display at Wheatsville with my clean napkin. (It was a full bagel until I left the store.) Normally, I’d get more bread than this but we’re still working through frozen bread leftovers from my sister’s visit.


Eggs in a reused carton

Normally a cardboard carton is good enough to get through plastic-free July. But bulk eggs that you can take home in your own (reused) cartons? Even better! This is an awesome option at Wheatsville… although this carton should probably be retired soon.


TetraPak! 😦

I know, I know. TetraPaks have at least a couple of layers of plastic, and there aren’t even facilities to recycle them in my area. I’m about to try my hand at making some oat milk again. But I got this as a backup because my husband would be grumpy if he didn’t have some kind of milk product to drink. Well, only grumpy until he went out and bought some himself, likely picking up other plastic-wrapped goods in the process. If I keep my husband away from the grocery store, that in itself is a less-plastic success.

Household Goods

Plastic-free toilet paper

Originally I hated not getting quite as good a deal on toilet paper as was possible with the multi-packs wrapped in thick plastic. But since then I’ve grown very attached to the idea of only having to pick up a single roll or two of TP every week and never having to lug home one of those monstrocities. Totally worth it.

Well, that’s it! I told you it was a smaller shopping trip this week. What do you do to keep your groceries plastic-free?

May 1 Food Haul

I was way over budget this week, coming in over $100 for groceries for my husband and myself. So this can’t at all be considered a sustainable food haul. To be sustainable, less fortunate folks would have to have some chance of affording it. Well, let’s see how this happened…

First Stop: Downtown Farmers Market

  • IMG_20160430_111537Peaches, 2 baskets: $12.00
  • Brussel sprouts, 1 pint: $4.00
  • Wheat flour, 2.5 pounds: $5.00
  • Whole chicken, 3.18 pounds: $14.31
  • Mushrooms, some: $3.00

Total: $38.31

You can’t really tell from this picture but this is a lot of peaches. They’re delicious, and I need to cut them up and flash freeze them soon to prevent any from going to waste. Frozen peach slices will be incredible when the summer heat comes around if they last that long.

The chicken is for our Mother’s Day lunch, and I also picked up the bag of wheat flour from the vendor while I was there. It’s plastic, but hey it’s also local. By the way, for anyone who doesn’t know this yet, store whole wheat flour in the freezer. It’s stays fresher much longer that way.

Second Stop: Wheatsville Co-op


  • Watermelon, x2: $5.98
  • Toilet paper, x1: $0.79
  • Soymilk, half-gallon: $3.69
  • Rosemary seeds, 1 packet: $2.99
  • Bronner’s soap, 4.49 pounds: $4.80
  • Cara cara oranges, 0.70 pounds: $1.74
  • Valencia oranges, 0.88 pounds: $1.58
  • Red bell pepper, 0.23 pounds: $0.89
  • Orange bell pepper, 0.52 pounds: $1.55
  • Roma tomatoes, 0.37 pounds: $0.74
  • Cinnamon raisin bagels, x6: $4.95
  • Nut & Oat bread loaf: $3.69
  • Honey wheat bread loaf: $3.69
  • Extra virgin olive oil: $6.99
  • Balsamic vinegar: $4.99
  • Bran flakes, 0.33 pounds: $1.65
  • Sunny bears, 0.45 pounds: $5.40
  • Tofu, 14 ounces: $2.29
  • Peppermint toothpaste: $5.99

Total: $63.78

Whoa, that’s way more than I had budgeted for this week. But there were some staples included in there that should last me for a while. But the gummy bears? This is why you’re not supposed to go shopping hungry, you end up buying stupid things. Without that, I at least wouldn’t have gone into the triple-digits of dollars spent.

On the bright side, refilling my bottle of Bronner’s soap turned out to be less expensive than expected. Sure, there’s some air in the bottle but that’s still much cheaper than when I initially purchased the bottled soap. Buying from the bulk bins isn’t always a win when it comes to the pocket book, but when it is I can’t help but smile.

And the watermelons. My original plan was to wait until I could harvest some from my backyard or at least grab one from Engels Farm at the farmers market. But what can I say, watermelon is my favorite food and I am definitely a sucker for it. So when I stopped off at Wheatsville on two separate trips I picked up one of the little sale watermelons each time.

With the holdovers from last week and all of these goodies, we’re fully stocked up for the week ahead. Time to start eating!

April 16 Food Haul

First Stop: Wheatsville Co-op

  • IMG_20160416_102334Jicama, 2.21 pounds: $4.40
  • Cara Cara oranges, 1.79 pounds: $2.57
  • Carrots, 1.53 pounds: $2.74
  • Zucchini, 1.34 pounds: $1.33
  • Navel oranges, 0.95 pounds: $1.70
  • Minneola tangelo, 0.23 pounds: $0.76
  • Roma tomato, 0.21 pounds: $0.42
  • Red bell pepper, 0.44 pounds: $1.67
  • Green bell peppers, 0.36 pounds: $1.26
  • Avocado, x1: $1.99
  • Bagels, x6: $4.95
  • Mozarella, 0.58 pounds: $4.09
  • Tortilla, x30: $1.49
  • Toilet paper, x2: $1.58
  • Coconut almond granola, 0.68 pounds: $2.03
  • Soymilk, half-gallon: $3.69
  • Tofurkey hot dogs: $3.74

Total: $40.44

I looked at the produce stickers this week to see where my fruits were coming from and decided to pass up on the pears (Chile) and kiwis (Italy? really?) and ended up with lots of citrus instead. Also got some mozarella so we can make pizza instead of eating out this week. But I forgot to get broccoli, my favorite topping.

Second Stop: Downtown Farmers Market

  • IMG_20160416_103300Strawberries, 2 pints: $8.00
  • Brussel sprouts, 2 pints: $8.00
  • Acorn squash, x2: $4.00
  • Beets, 2 bunches: $6.00
  • Mushrooms, $3.00
  • Kohlrabi, $3.00

Total: $32.00

The beets last week were fantastic, so this week I doubled up. I’ve been roasting them together with carrots and brussel sprouts. Who would have guessed they would taste well together, but the internet said so and it was true!

Looking around for another new-to-me food, I found a bunch of kohlrabi. They smell like cabbage but are a bit sweeter on the inside. Not outstanding but they’re good for adding a little variety of texture to salads.

April 9 Food Haul

No garden food this week, but I should be able to make a small harvest next week. Watermelon is my favorite food, and on Wednesday I could no longer wait and stopped in at a supermarket to buy a seedless variety. By no means was it the best watermelon I’ve ever tasted, but it should keep me either until my own start growing or until they start showing up at the farmers market.

First Stop: Wheatsville Co-op

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    Fuji apples, 0.42 pounds: $1.05

  • Blood oranges, 0.63 pounds: $2.20
  • Avocado, x1: $1.99
  • Red delicious apples, 1.41 pounds: $3.23
  • Yellow onion, 0.77 pounds: $1.30
  • Red bell pepper, 0.28 pounds: $1.06
  • Green bell pepper, 0.32 pounds: $1.12
  • Zucchini, 0.78 pounds: $0.75
  • Bartlett pears, 0.89 pounds: $1.59
  • Navel oranges, 0.90 pounds: $1.63
  • Kiwi, x1: $0.79
  • Roma tomatoes, 0.61 pounds: $1.21
  • Toilet paper, x2: $1.58
  • Peanuts, 0.87 pounds: $4.50
  • Rice, 2.87 pounds: $8.01
  • Cashews, 1.15 pounds: $10.34
  • Soymilk, half-gallon: $3.00
  • Eggs, x12: $3.00
  • Sandwich bread, 1 loaf: $4.99
  • Cinnamon raisin bagel, x1: $0.99

Total: $51.81

Cashews were on sale this week. I should try using some of them to make cashew milk to work my way towards getting rid of those milk jugs–a regular single-use disposable on my list.

And someday I’ll get back in the habit of making bread again. Someday.

Second Stop: Downtown Farmers Market

  • IMG_20160409_102457Strawberries, 2 pints: $8.00
  • Brussel sprouts, 1 pint: $4.00
  • Beets, 1 bunch: $3.00
  • Broccoli, 1 crown: $2.50

Total: $17.50

Stocking up on more strawberries this week. Good thing I saved some plastic pint containers from previous purchases, so they made their way  home without getting squished. (I had to eat a few to get them to fit, yum.)

I’ve been eating out for lunch two or three times a week at work and figure I’ll probably be more tempted to eat lunch from home if it’s something made with a little bit of meat. So I stopped at my go-to booth to get a chicken. Unfortunately, they didn’t have any yet, but it sounds like they’ll be harvesting chickens for next week’s market. I’ll be back!

Writing up my food haul blog from last week, I realized that I hadn’t tried any new produce for a while, so I was looking around for something interesting but didn’t see anything so decided I should give beets another shot. This time I’ll cut them up to roast with some other veggies. Anyhow, I had a team outing for work yesterday to Ramen Tatsu-Ya, where I had edamame and miso for the first time, so all’s good.

Also: Home Depot

IMG_20160409_103514As part of my Saturday morning errands, I also stopped by the Home Depot to pick up a couple of bags of compost and a packet of nasturtiums since they’re supposed to be a good companion plant for my cucumbers. Turns out they were on sale two for one so I’ll plant them in multiple areas tomorrow. The bags of compost are one of the things that create the most waste for me (big plastic bags), but I’m not prepared to give up the convenience of being able to carry a couple of bags with me on the bus just yet.

April 2 Food Haul

Buying a house and everything that entails has really thrown me off my rhythm. It’s been nearly two months since my last visit to the farmers market. Today was a great day to visit, though. They had strawberries!

First Stop: Wheatsville Co-op

I already have a variety of beans cooked and frozen in reused jars, so this week is mostly about accompaniments.

  • IMG_20160402_112124
    Goodies from Wheatsville

    Potatoes, 1.12 pounds: $1.67

  • Plums, 0.48 pounds: $1.34
  • Avocado, x1: $1.99
  • Cucumber, 0.74 pounds: $1.10
  • Mango, x1: $1.79
  • Oranges, 1.29 pounds: $1.28
  • Pear, 0.36 pounds: $0.72
  • Kiwi, x1: $0.79
  • Garlic, 0.08 pounds: $0.48
  • Bell pepper, 0.33 pounds: $1.15
  • Cinnamon raisin bagel, x1: $0.99
  • Fake provolone single: $0.99
  • Spaghetti, x2: $3.00
  • Toilet paper, x2: $1.58
  • Wild rice blend, 1.28 pounds: $5.62
  • Brown rice, 1.15 pounds: $3.21
  • Liquid laundry detergent, 0.26 pounds: $0.91
  • Soymilk, half-gallon: $3.00
  • Butter, half-pound: $2.99
  • Vegan hot dogs, 1 pack: $3.99

Total: $38.72

The butter was to make some oatmeal cookies, which my husband has been craving. I also got him a special little serving-sized cheese.

I’ve been getting lazy about making my own laundry detergent, so I was glad to discover that Wheatsville gets large jugs of detergent and lets you dispense just what you need into your own container. Sometimes a lot of bubbles come out of the dispenser, but this time it was beautiful liquid soap all the way.

By the way, I know that pear looks really beat up in that picture. Now I know to be a bit more gentle with pears and to not accidentally rough them up on the way home. No worries, though, I ate it already and it was still 100% delicious.

Second Stop: Downtown Farmers Market

  • IMG_20160402_111538Strawberries, 2 pints: $8.00
  • Mushrooms: $3.00
  • Tomatoes, x3: $3.00
  • Spaghetti squash, x2: $5.00

It’s strawberry season! My husband and I love berries but have only been buying them on rare occasions due the plastic containers they come in. I still have a few of those containers and will make good use of them next week for transporting more berries safely home. This batch was de-leafed and halved almost immediately and quick-frozen (spread out on a tray in the freezer) so there’s no risk of any of these beauties going to waste. In a glass of lemonade, or on a hot day all on their own, frozen berries are to die for.

Third Stop: My Mom’s Backyard

Until recently, this is where I’ve been doing my gardening. It’s been a couple of weeks since I last checked in, and the garden beds were already getting overgrown with weeds. It is Spring after all. There were a few pods on the peas but all empty. The lettuce had long since gone bitter. The broccoli was a tower of tiny flowers. But there were some good foods to be had.


I dug out a row of carrots (there are only a few left) and grabbed enough some spring onions to get us through the week (turns out I greatly underestimated how many we needed).

Bonus Stop: The Office

My office supplies us with apples, oranges, and bananas. (And maybe once a year, peaches!) Sadly, bananas are delicate and sometimes quickly become unappetizing to my coworkers, sometimes even being tossed in the trash bin.

Banana that has partially split open

This week I noticed that a few bananas had split open. I grabbed this one to eat immediately and peeled and froze the others for more delicious frozen goodness during the week. These would be great with those strawberries!


January 23 Food Haul

It was cold out getting the groceries this morning. Maybe a good day to make a big pot of hearty, veggie soup. Yum!

Stop 0: Wheatsville Co-op

My husband snuck off to do his own grocery shopping earlier this week to stock up on junk food plus a couple of peppers.

  • Red bell pepper, 0.48 pounds: $1.44
  • Jalapeno pepper, 0.09 pounds: $0.16
  • Vegan mozarella, 8 ounces: $4.79
  • Hemp milk, 1 quart: $3.99
  • Chocolate hemp milk, 1 quart: $3.99
  • Milk chocolate, 1 heart: $0.89
  • Tofurkey hot dogs: $3.74
  • Tofurkey sausage: $3.74

Total: $22.81

First stop: Wheatsville Co-op

My first shop with my new Co-op membership card! I don’t expect it to financially be worth the $70 I invested for at least a few years, but you know what they say: “Put your money where your mouth is.”

  • IMG_20160123_114838Yellow onion, 1.46 pounds: $2.18
  • Carrots, 1.36 pounds: $2.03
  • Granny Smith apples, 0.71 pounds: $1.77
  • Red delicious apples, 0.94 pounds: $2.15
  • Tomato, 1.48 pounds: $1.68
  • Mango: $1.99
  • Garlic, 0.20 pounds: $1.16
  • Avocado: $1.99
  • Spinach, 0.20 pounds: $1.40
  • Baking soda, 2 pounds: $1.79
  • Toilet paper: $1.49
  • Green lentils, 2.94 pounds: $4.97
  • Garbanzo beans, 1.19 pounds: $3.32
  • Brown rice, 1.30 pounds: $3.63
  • Almonds, 0.61 pounds: $7.31

Total: $36.00

Sorry for the lousy photo. I was pressed for time this morning. But you should be able to make out my new labeling system for bulk foods. Rather than using the stickers at the store, I cut up a piece of old junk mail and wrote on the back, rubber banding the tare and PLU to each jar. Sadly, in the process of picking out rubber bands, I realized a couple had gone brittle and needed to be thrown out.

New-to-me food: chickpeas, aka garbanzo beans. If I remember to soak these tonight, I’ll cook them up tomorrow and freeze the extras as usual. I hear they have a nice nutty flavor.

Second stop: Downtown Farmers Market

  • IMG_20160123_114007Spaghetti squash: $4.00
  • Brocolli: $8.00
  • White mushrooms: $4.00
  • Bok choi: $2.00
  • Radishes: $2.00
  • Lettuce: $3.00

Total: $23.00

You can’t really tell from that picture but those heads of broccoli are huge. I may have to prep and freeze some of it for the upcoming broccoli-free months.

New-to-me veg #1–the French breakfast radishes. I’m assuming aren’t too different from other radishes, though.

New-to-me veg #2: Bok choi. I have no idea what to do with this yet, but I’ve seen this in recipes in the past, which I promptly ignored because they required bok choi, so it shouldn’t be too hard to make a plan for it.

Last stop: Backyard garden

Not much to harvest, but I did pick one precious carrot. Just a couple of inches long and so sweet and tender. Not wanting to waste anything, I ate it leaves and all.

Small carrot fresh-picked in the backyard garden
Carrot from backyard garden (before washing)

January 16 Food Haul

This may be a bit crazy, but I’m already getting anxious about how close we are to Spring. Earlier this week I clipped a few little leaves from my spinach plants but nothing else was ready. At least there’ll be another batch of radishes ready soon. Anyhow, to the shops!

First stop: Wheatsville Co-op

  • IMG_20160116_115613Bell pepper, 0.46 pounds: $0.92
  • Celery, 0.65 pounds: $1.29
  • Russet potatoes, 1.60 pounds: $2.38
  • Carrots, 1.28 pounds: $2.47
  • Jalapeño, 0.03 pounds: $0.05
  • Avocado, x1: $1.99
  • White onions, 0.78 pounds: $1.55
  • Baby spinach, 0.26 pounds: 1.82
  • Vegan cheddar, 7.10 ounces: $4.99
  • Berry spread: $3.49
  • Corn tortillas, x30: $1.49
  • Toilet paper, x2: $1.58
  • Wheat flour, 0.85 pounds: $2.54
  • Brown rice, 1.18 pounds: $2.96
  • Split peas, 0.73 pounds: $1.31
  • Spelt, 0.62 pounds: $1.56
  • Coconut milk, 64 ounces: $2.69
  • Tofurkey sausage, 4 sausages: $3.99

Total: $39.20

More food substitutes for my  husband. Sausage, milk, and even cheese. He was thrilled. Apparently, the vegan cheddar tastes very close to the real thing, but the number of ingredients is crazy. I’m glad he understands that I won’t be getting him that stuff every week.

Also, I love the idea of buying flour from the bulk bins since I sometimes get in a rut and don’t make any bread for a while, but $3 a pound? This may be the only time I do such a thing. There’s space in the freezer anyhow.

On the plus side, a bulk bin full of baby spinach? That’s fantastic! My cravings are finally satisfied, and without a single-use bag of guilt to accompany them.

Next Stop: Downtown Farmers Market

    • IMG_20160116_113950Mushrooms: $4.00
    • Meyer lemon: $1.00
    • Watermelon radish, 1 bunch: $2.75
    • Heirloom tomatoes, 1 basket: $6.00
    • Spaghetti squash, 1 basket: $4.00

Red cabbage: $2.00

Total: $19.75

These were some of the very last tomatoes from Engel Farms for the season. I was getting spoiled having tomatoes constantly available, guess I’ll have to learn other things to eat.

January 9 Food Haul

I forgot to get a picture, but yesterday my husband harvested his first oyster mushroom crop from the grow-your-own kit I got him for Christmas. Unfortunately, they had gotten a little dried out and thus weren’t the most appealing (of course he ate them all at once anyway), but a new batch is in the works now and we know what to look for as the previous day the mushrooms were super plump. The carrots in the garden are still pencil sized and there’s nothing whatsoever harvestable out there, so I stocked up at the markets as usual.

First stop: Wheatsville Co-op

  • IMG_20160109_105946Roma tomato, 0.38 pounds: $0.76
  • Onion, 0.58 pounds: $1.15
  • Carrots, ?? pounds: $2.99 (wrong item on receipt)
  • Red bell pepper, 0.32 pounds: $0.96
  • Green bell pepper, 0.32 pounds: $0.80
  • Garlic, 0.14 pounds: $0.81
  • English muffins, 6 pack: $3.24
  • Toilet paper, x1: $0.79
  • Wild rice blend, 0.78 pounds: $4.67
  • Coconut milk, half gallon: $2.69
  • Rainbow quinoa, 0.65 pounds: $4.87
  • 9-grain bread, 1 loaf, $4.99

  • Flax seed, 0.27 pounds: $0.75
  • Pinto bean, 1.23 pounds: $3.06
  • Green lentils, 1.76 pounds: $5.26
  • Tofurkey, 4 sausages: $3.24

Total: $41.10

I was a bit surprised the bill came out to so much this morning, but I did get a lot of food. The fancy rice / quinoa plus the packaged bread did me in. Next weekend I’ll probably start making my own bread again. Time to waste several hours browsing recipes on the internet!

I’m not even sure what the English muffins are for. I just needed a week off from corn tortillas and grabbed something else off the shelf that looked edible. Maybe I should start making my own tortillas too. Then I’d never have enough to get tired of them.

Next Stop: Downtown Farmers Market

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    IMG_20160109_105341Mushrooms, $2.49

  • Brocolli: $3.00
  • Butternut squash; $4.00
  • Rainbow chard: $3.00
  • Kale, 1 bunch: $3.00
  • Tomatoes, 1 basket: $5.00
  • Fennel: $3.00
  • Meyer lemons, x2: $2.00

Total: $25.49

The butternut squash is on my new-to-me list. I was fortunate to find these cuties at just 4 for $4. I’m not sure if you can tell (because that fennel is ginormous) but they’re the smallest butternut squashes I’ve ever seen. The perfect size for someone still nervous about trying new things.

On my way out of the market I still had a couple of dollars left in my hand. And on the edge of the last booth nearest the exit of the market, there were plump radiant Meyer lemons with a sign that said “$1 each”. How could I resist? They went into another bag and so got missed in the main picture, but here they are in their full glory. I’m trying to grow a couple of Meyer lemon trees of my own, but it’s the same old story. They’re only a year old now and it’ll be years before they’re recognizable as lemon trees.

January 2 Food Haul

First shopping trip of the new year! One of my resolutions for 2016 is to spend more on produce at the farmers market than grocery stores, and this first week is a success in that respect–about 10 bucks spent at the Co-op and 16 at the farmers market. It’s a good way to encourage me to try new things.

First stop: Wheatsville Co-op

  • IMG_20160102_120833Tomato, 0.47 pounds: $0.94
  • Orange, 0.47 pounds: $1.03
  • Fuji apples, 3.00 pounds: $5.97
  • Carrots, 1.21 pounds: $1.80
  • Popcorn, 1.35 pounds: $2.69
  • Barley, 0.71 pounds: $1.27
  • Brown rice, 1.29 pounds: $3.60
  • Quinoa, 0.66 pounds: $3.95
  • Almond milk, 1 quart: $2.39
  • Toilet paper x2: $1.38

Total: $25.35

The apples are for apple sauce so I made sure to pick some of the less pretty speckled ones.

I thought this shopping trip would be pretty light because of my mid-week visit, but what I ended up getting was actually heavier than usual and was weighing me down when I stopped in at the library afterwards. Always good to stock up on the basics, though.

Next Stop: Downtown Farmers Market

  • IMG_20160102_121439Cauliflower: $2.25
  • Spaghetti squash: $4.00
  • Kale, 1 bunch: $3.00
  • Grape tomatoes, 1 basket: $4.00
  • Mushrooms: $3.50

Total: $16.75

There are still fewer booths than usual at the downtown farmers market. I hope it picks up next week with the holidays over, and I’m so hoping that one of them is great at growing spinach. I’ve been craving it and have a couple of spinach plants out back but they’re tiny, possibly because it’s been so unseasonably warm until lately.

This may seem a strange thing to say but the grape tomatoes are new to me. I’ve always had a distaste for tomatoes in general (although I eat tomato sauce in many different dishes), but it just might be time to change that. The green cauliflower is also new to me, though it likely tastes just the same as the white.

December 19 Food Haul

First stop: Wheatsville Co-op

  • IMG_20151219_111945Russett potatoes, 3.56 pounds: $4.59
  • Celery, 0.99 pounds: $0.88
  • Oranges, 1.04 pounds: $1.99
  • Carrots, 1.41 pounds: $2.10
  • Toilet paper x2: $1.38
  • Spaghetti sauce x1: $3.49
  • Tuna, 6 ounces: $0.99
  • Jasmine rice, 1.18 pounds: $3.53
  • Wild rice blend, 0.55 pounds: $3.29
  • Wheat bran, 0.14 pounds: $0.14
  • Milk, half-gallon: $3.99

Total: $26.48

Soup and tuna potato patties, yum.

Next Stop: Downtown Farmers Market

  • IMG_20151219_111115Green onions, 1 bunch: $3.00
  • Red cabbage: $2.50
  • Chard, 1 bunch: $3.00
  • Brocolli, 1 heads: $3.00

Total: $11.50

Just a quick stop today to beat the rain, but I managed to get another new food today. Chard! Packed with comforting kale leaves.