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Old 02-02-2013, 09:26 AM   #21
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Because we have so many veggies in the freezer from the garden, fresh veggies are not often purchased. We have root veggies and squash in the cold storage. Meat is purchased in bulk when it is on special, so there is always meat in the freezer. I don't drink a lot of milk...probably should drink more. I always have buttermilk in the freezer--right now, there are 4 turkeys, 30 lb of beef (steaks, roasts, cubes), 5 pork roasts, ham steaks, venison, and shrimp. I bake bread if I want bread. I tend not to eat a lot of bread. I also always have lime, lemon, grapefruit, and orange juice (freshly squeezed) in the freezer.
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Old 02-02-2013, 10:13 AM   #22
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We go to several places for different things. I check the sale papers and make a list of meats and seafood on sale, decide what I will make each day, then make sure I have all the ingredients I need for those meals. I also get items that Walmart doesn't carry.

DH likes Walmart for the prices. I hate to shop there so he usually picks up produce, non-perishables, dairy products and pet needs there.

Once a month or so, I go to BJ's for items like pine nuts, roasted red peppers, capers, and specialty cheeses. I also sometimes buy a large amount pork or beef there, divide it into portions, and freeze. Right now I have packages of pork chops, pork loin roast, bone-in chicken thighs, and sliced ham in the freezer.
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Old 02-02-2013, 12:12 PM   #23
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I shop weekly, online, for everything, fresh veg, milk , bread, meat etc. I plan what I will cook ahead of my shopping list and then shop accordingly . I only go into the supermarket if I have forgotten something, I love the convenience of an online delivery and I have been using that service for years now .

We stock up for items like bog rolls and kitchen roll at Costco every other month or so plus I usually pick up some meat , I like their meat .
Same here. For the most part, I place my order(s) online approx every 10 days. I key in my zip code, everything is pulled from a local supermarket, put on a huge truck, & delivered at my chosen date & time. Their site keeps my credit card info on file, along with past orders. I can quickly go to my entire order history, and/or browse the fresh produce, seafood, deli & bakery aisles. The drivers are courteous, & will bring the groceries into my kitchen. No tipping allowed.

Once in awhile, I may stop at the market for a rotisserie chicken, salad bar, bakery or the fresh Deli. Or, stop at an Asian market for the live fresh seafood etc. My local HUGE supermarket has been under construction for the past 6 months. I've heard they are planning on underground parking and putting a Starbucks inside. I don't drink coffee, but I can't wait to see it when it's finally completed. From the look of the construction site it will be even bigger than before.
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Old 02-02-2013, 12:14 PM   #24
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Husband loves checking sale prices online at our only local big grocery store. He goes there to pick up those items weekly. I go to Trader Joe's weekly and we both go to Costco monthly. He's always willing to run out for anything I may need while I'm cooking. There's method to his madness as it keeps me cooking. I think I'll keep him.
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Old 02-02-2013, 12:29 PM   #25
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We grocery shop every week and to grab new sale items that week, especially meat. For produce we go to the corner produce stand almost every other day. We never buy produce at the supermarket.....waaay to expensive.
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Old 02-02-2013, 12:34 PM   #26
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That's interesting Roadie. Around here the produce stands are often more expensive than the market. I wonder if that has something to do with the local farmers selling to the supermarkets... maybe they aren't allowed to sell the same items cheaper.
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Old 02-02-2013, 12:47 PM   #27
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That's interesting Roadie. Around here the produce stands are often more expensive than the market. I wonder if that has something to do with the local farmers selling to the supermarkets... maybe they aren't allowed to sell the same items cheaper.
Pac--I think it has something to do with location. Produce in the warmer states is always cheaper than it is up here. At this time of year, we do not have any fresh produce except for maybe Ontario-grown hot house tomatoes. The apples have been in storage, etc. In the summer months, the produce is cheaper in the store than at the farmer's market. Small farmers can't make any money selling broccoli at .49/head. Stores have other products that can help make up for the loss re: produce. We eat fresh in the summer, and eat frozen from the garden in the winter.
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That's interesting Roadie. Around here the produce stands are often more expensive than the market. I wonder if that has something to do with the local farmers selling to the supermarkets... maybe they aren't allowed to sell the same items cheaper.
During the summers here, the farm markets are about 20-30% cheaper than the co-op where I normally shop, and just a little less expensive than the supermarket, depending on what you buy.
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Well, let me clarify. I go to Asian produce markets for lowest prices. And there a a few of them around these parts. Their prices are consistently almost half of what the supermarket chains charge.
I never go to those weekly street 'farm markets' as their prices are very high and there are a few of them around here weekly.
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Well, let me clarify. I go to Asian produce markets for lowest prices. And there a a few of them around these parts. Their prices are consistently almost half of what the supermarket chains charge.
I never go to those weekly street 'farm markets' as their prices are very high and there are a few of them around here weekly.
How are the Asians able to sell it cheaper? Do they import it or grow it locally?

We have a local farmers' market in the summer, but since the local farmers sell at it, it makes no difference if you buy it at their joint effort market or their individual roadside stands. And all the big stands have their own refrigeration system for storing at night, so it isn't even fresher than the supermarkets. It's a racket
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