May 29, 2009

Eating outside of the box.

The past few times I have gone to the grocery store I have bought nothing in a box. This got m thoughts going. Soooo the entire month of June our family is making a comment to eat nothing from a prepackaged box, bag, wrapper.

I have started shopping at a produce market close to our home. They get all there produce from local farmers. There prices are great and we are supporting our community and the local farmers. It is win win. I am spending about $20.00 every week -2weeks on produce where I used to spend $30.00 - $40.00 on produce every week at the grocery store.

Now when I go into the grocery store I only need meat or chicken, milk, bread, eggs, the basics. We have made the commitment for the entire month of June we will eat nothing out of a prepackaged box. Do you think we can do it? Do you want to join us? I will only shop the outer limits of the grocery store. Unless there are things I NEED in the middle but there shouldn't be. Of course there are things like milk and yogurt and things that have to come in a container, but I want to get away from the middle isles. This saves money, time, and its just better for our health.

We have also stopped using paper towels. WHY? well they are getting expensive and they are bad for MRS. Mother Earth. We use washable microfiber towels or dishtowels instead. This has saved us a lot of money and trash. We are just trying to do our part. Also we use our reusable "green" bags at the stores. I LOVE those bags they hold so much.

It seems these days everyone is trying to be a little more Green, or trying to get a little more Green in there pockets.

What are you doing to be more green? What are you doing to save a little money? Share your tips in the comments and get some new ones from other people. Thanks for sharing.


  1. What a great idea Sheryl! We have found that bying meat at the grocery store is a little pricy, so for the past 5 or so years we have bought all of our meat from a local meat market, it is fresh and you get twice or three times the amout of meat, poultry, fish etc than you would at the grocery store and it saves alot of green! Just a thought, I will definetly be checking into produce markets though!

  2. I just recently purchased reusable snack bags for Ella from Etsy. If I was really green I would cloth diaper my child, but maybe I will with the next one. I hate to admit it, but I'm not a very green person. To save money...hmm what does that mean? haha...with two households to budget for now, saving is out of the question!


I love comments! I want to hear your thoughts