Friday, April 4, 2008
Frugal Fridays: Our source for reduced organic products
Our family is a LONG way from the healthy ideal in eating. We have done some things in the past year or so that are moving us along on a path of more nutritious, health conscious living while also watching our grocery budget actually go down. One of those things is related to the topic over at Biblical Womanhood's Frugal Friday today: saving money on organics. My two favorite sources for cheap organic products are a little odd, but they work for us!
First, I have started checking the dairy section of our local Safeway on dairy markdown day. I had no idea until recently that they mark down almost all of their dairy (close to its sell by date) one particulary day of the week. I never shopped on that day before, but have now made it my official "Safeway" day! I have gotten whole gallons of organic milk for under $1.00 (although I would say that isn't happening every week!), specialty type or free range eggs for less than $1.00, and other goodies we would never have been able to afford otherwise.
The second source is our local "scratch and dent" or banana box store, Grocery Outlet. I have found pasta sauce, pasta, juices, crackers, all organic, all for what I would've paid in sale prices for regular versions of the same things (non organic) in other stores.