When it comes to shopping for groceries, there are much more important things that we should be doing. It’s no secret that shopping for groceries is probably one of my most-hated things to do. That’s the reason that we make Costco work for us, in our budget, with the high quality of food that we’re looking for.
Right now, we buy about 70% organic. As with all lifestyle changes, we’ve implemented it slowly and cut out the processed foods, a lot of the refined sugar, the white bread, slowly – with the exception of #sugarsaturdays for movie night – but every week, I am always making a side stop after Costco to buy fresh pressed juice, and a lot of the time, I’m spending $2.99/small sized bottle for Olivia’s lunch because I’ve been unable to find larger portions of the hard to find juice in our neighborhood grocery store.
SPUD.ca may not be the least expensive way to shop for groceries, it may not allow you to go in to the store, price match and come out with a week’s worth of groceries for $47, but it does fit with the lifestyle of busy parents that want the convenience, the flexibility and the wholesomeness that comes from organic, local, produce. Sustainable Produce, Urban Delivery is something that I am very, very excited about.
You can pick and choose the groceries, and get free delivery with a $35 order, or you can choose their produce boxes (with prices as low as $15) to pick and choose, or get in-season produce delivered right to your door. How’s the quality? We’ve recently tried the greens from lactuca, apples, bananas, pumpkin, cheese and the fresh pressed apple juice and were impressed with the quality of everything we received.
What’s on My Spud.ca List this week?
Organic milk 2L – it’s the same price as where we usually buy it, and saves a st0p
Ginger – it’s on sale (yes, Spud.ca has weekly sales too)
Fresh pressed Apple Juice $11.99/2.84 L (no refined sugar is important to me, and this is less expensive than the small portions we’ve been buying, so I can see this continuing weekly)
Organic whipping cream – hard to find, it’s on the menu for waffles
Apples – on sale this week, and we haven’t found organic apples at our local Costco
Things that we will continue to buy at Costco? Love Crunch Granola, Spinach leaves, Mary’s Crackers – for the volume that we’re eating it, and a family sticking to a grocery budget, it makes more sense.
Get $20 off of your first Order
For those ‘extras’ or a way to fill in the grocery blanks and sticking to the progression of making the switch to organic, I’m pretty excited to announce that Spud.ca is now available in Edmonton. You can save $20 off of your first $40 order using the code EDMSAVE (Until November 30, 2014).