Good morning, thrifty spenders!
no really, go on.
oh fine, I’ll TELL you.
WE HAD OUR VERY FIRST ZERO SPENDING DAY YESTERDAY!
Clearly, I’m proud.
But today is not a day for gloating (but the $19/day spending average sho does speak for itself…).
Today I come to you with the beginnings of what will be an ongoing investigation. I want to find where the most inexpensive healthy food is (NOT Costco, NOT Sam’s Club- We’ve got to keep our wits about ourselves, ladies. Those places will just suck out your souls with their deep discounts and cheap vests).
Now before you go loading up my comment box with “Abby, you live in Park Slope! Go work at the Food Co-op and get the cheap produce there!”, I have newly found information that may open your eyes. For those of you who aren’t native Brooklyn-ites, one must work 1 (one) 2.75 hour shift per month at the Park Slope Food Co-op, as well as go through an interview process, to be accepted in. It’s a very high-end crunchy granola hippie club.
Check out this super-interesting article that shows why for Lani and I, the Co-Op may not be all it’s cracked up to be….
Basically, the produce prices aren’t significantly priced down enough for it to be worth it.
So without using the Co-Op as one of our test stores, we’re going to start exploring our different food options– this Saturday, we’ll hit up Trader Joe’s. try the Manhattan Fruit Exchange at Chelsea Market (apparently the back room has MEGA deals… who knew?!), continue to do our little bits of shopping at the farmer’s market to support our local farms, and keep searching for the new cheap place to get your healthy food on the cheap.
Okay, New Yorkers, where do you find the cheapest healthy food deals in your neighborhood?