I’m fairly pleased with myself.
Today I managed to go shopping at my local grocery store… to their CASE LOTS SALE! Now, I live four hours away from a Costco and Sam’s Club… so this is a Big Deal for me. This is how I’ve shopped for YEARS. Until this spring.
*For those of you who do NOT know what a case lots sale is… It is a drastically reduced price for a case of canned items. You buy 12 cans or 24 or whatever a case consists of… and it’s cheap!*
We all know what happened this spring. When people were saying “Why are people buying cases of toilet paper?”, I was saying, “Is there any other way to buy toilet paper?” It is just standard for me.
I live fifty miles from the large grocery store. I do buy fresh items and plenty of other food there. Ten Sleep, twenty miles away, provides me with milk, bread, snacks, or maybe some other dairy item in a pinch, but I’m getting the majority of my food from my basement. What is in my freezer, my canning jars, and whatever I get from the case lots sale is the basis for most of my meals.
When items were limited to two cans of each variety this spring, I was very happy I had trained myself to shop in bulk. Two cans of chili beans wouldn’t go far around here… then I’d have to drive back and get more the next day? Nope. That’s not happening. Their spring case lots sale was canceled.
I was nervous about this fall’s. But the ad came out and I was happy! Tomorrow I’ll spend organizing my larder… They did not have *everything* I wanted, but, my… I feel much better!
Now, I have some questions for YOU.
Have your shopping habits changed since this spring? Do you ever buy in bulk? Have you ever been nervous about the food chain? Has the food chain in your area changed?
If you had to eat what is locally grown/processed in your area only, what would it be? Here we would live on beef (or game meat), pinto beans, sugar, and barley (hopefully brewed into beer at the Ten Sleep Brewery!)Find me here!