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Grocery Trip: Earth Fare

Many of you have emailed me to ask why I don’t post my grocery trips anymore and if I would please start posting again because it was helpful to you.  I had no idea you enjoyed this post.  So, if you are one of those readers who enjoys seeing what I’m buying on a weekly basis your in luck!  I’m going to do my best to post it here again.  Want to know which things I buy organic and why?  Read my article HERE.   So, without further adieu, this is what I bought Wednesday:

(2) Organic Premade Pizza Crust from Rustic Crust $4.69 ea.
Used 2 coupons to get them FREE
Final Price: FREE

Bag of Pita pockets $3.99

Baguette from the bakery for dinner $2.19

(2) Organic Valley Cream Cheese $2.99 ea.

(3) Greek Yogurts $1.67 ea.

2% antibiotic free milk from local dairy $2.59 + $2 bottle deposit
Antibiotic free Whole milk from local dairy $2.59 + $2 bottle deposit
(I’ll get the bottle deposit back next time I visit and bring back the bottle)

Horizon Organic Sour Cream $3.29

(2) Yobaby Yogurt packs $2.68 ea.
Used (2) coupons to get yogurt FREE

(3) bags frozen organic broccoli

(2) bags frozen organic mixed vegetables

(2) bags frozen diced sweet potatoes

(3) cartons of Organic Chicken Broth
(4) cartons of Organic Beef Broth

Earth Fare brand Cocoa Puffs $2.50
Earth Fare brand toasted oats w/ honey $2.50

Organic Strawberries $4.99
Organic Grapes (2.5 lbs.) grapes $5.80
5 lb. bag of organic russet potatoes $5.99

Total: $90.16

I stocked up on chicken and dairy products while they were on sale last week.  (They are still on sale and you can find coupons on the Earth Fare website).  So, this week I picked up mostly odds and ends and some fresh fruit for Judah and cereal for the hubs.  Fruit is often our splurge as you can see from the high prices here.  I used to cringe, but I’ve decided it is just how it is going to be and it is worth it to me since Judah enjoys them so much.  I buy other fruits – like citrus, bananas, melons, and pineapple conventionally (not organic) so I can often get those cheaper at a different store.  But, Judah really enjoys grapes and all kinds of berries so I always pick up one or the other.  I also stocked up a bit on some of the frozen veggies since they are on sale through 9/28.  This is a pretty good price and this should get me by until the next sale (with all the other frozen veggies I already have in the freezer + the fresh veggies I buy every other week).  I also picked up some things I don’t typically buy, like premade pizza crust since I had coupons to try them for free.  I usually make my own because it is cheaper and I always have flour, olive oil, and yeast on hand.

My budget is $70 a week – so I busted it by $20.  I don’t sweat too much over it, I just keep track next time and try to spend only $50 next week.  That shouldn’t be too hard since I am pretty well stocked up.  I will probably only need more yogurt, milk, and possibly a few fresh fruits and/or veggies to round out what I already have at home.

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  1. We don’t have Earth Fare- sounds like you had a good shopping trip- I’m disappointed in how much more money I spend trying to eat more healthy.

  2. Thank you for posting this again!
    Did I read that you are in the Chattanooga area? If so, where and how do you get your milk from a local dairy???

    • Denisesawyer says:

      I am from the Chattanooga area -actually about 45 minutes south in Georgia. I bought my milk at Earth Fare – it is in glass jugs and is soooo good. It isn’t as “local” as I originally though, however. It is from Virgina. It is better than any other milk I have tried though.

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