You won’t be seeing eggs in my Kroger photographs in the weeks and months to come. We have decided to start buying Farm Fresh Eggs for $2 per dozen from our friends from church who raise chickens. And sell their eggs!
While it’s a bit more than paying for a dozen eggs, I’m in it for the quality of eggs. I am making baby steps towards eating more locally grown foods, while staying within my monthly grocery budget.
Baby Step #1 – Farmer’s Market: I have really enjoyed some of the great deals ($1 giant zucchini) on food from the farmer’s market. I also appreciate that it forces me outside my comfort zone and makes me try new foods or new cooking methods. Like sauteing radishes and rolling and slicing Swiss chard like a cigar.
(I have not joined a local CSA yet. Yet. I’m going to track prices at the farmer’s market this summer to see if it’s a better deal to get the CSA box. Jury’s out on that one.)
Baby Step #2 – Farm Fresh Eggs: I only wish I’d been getting eggs from our friends for the past few years rather than weeks!
Baby Step #3 – Grass-Fed Beef: I waver on this one. More on that another time.
What about you?!? How do you manage to fit free-range chicken and eggs, locally grown produce, organic foods, and grass-fed meat into your grocery budget?!?