Daily Archives: July 13, 2009

Go Local

Time for a Go Local update, I missed it last week.

I love local eating just for the fact that I get delicious food, support brilliant small farmers and give big agribusiness one more kick in the pants. But I’m also smitten with the fact that I can save a buck or two. Some fruits or veggies  that I might put up are total money savers. Red peppers? They are practically free in the summer and cost the price of a small car in the winter. But others, it’s pretty close. Let’s see how I made out with the berries….DSC06093

I ended up with 13 bags of 12 ounces a piece. I paid $2.50 a pound for these organic berries, total of 9.75 pounds of berries, wow! That comes to about $2.11 a bag.

Frozen organic berries at the coop cost about $3.99 for a 10 oz bag, $2.79 when I stock them up on sale. So my 12 ounce bags are still cheaper than the ten ounce bags on sale. Strawberries? An obvious winner! Next year I need to do twice as many.

As for my other “alongs” my Tour de Fleece has a flat tire and my fiddling? Yeah, I didn’t tell you about that one, did I? Well, let’s just say I haven’t gotten too far. But hey, that’s life with three little boys, isn’t it? All in due time, I say. And now, it’s breakfast time. Hope your day will be as beautiful as ours!

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