Do you buy local meat and produce?
Do you buy in bulk and batch cook?
Bake from scratch? Grow your own garden?
Share your tips to help others. Food is the #1 thing people ask me about in classes.
Here are some of their replies:
Karen: We try to buy in bulk and also whenever possible buy local produce. Just yesterday we bought 20lbs of apples for 13 $ at a local market in Truro, will be making apple sauce and pies to freeze.I have in the past grown my own garden with great success and plan on doing it again this summer
Sarah: I cook & bake from scratch as much as I can. For example Wednesday I made 4 loaves of bread & cinnamon buns, Friday I made pizza dough, donair sauce & donair meat from scratch. The meat cost me a pack of hamburger which I had in my freezer from a bogo so really it was about $2.00 & spices from the cupboard. I probably would have paid 30 easy for the meat & sauce. That's just 1 example.
Nada Leona: We garden, buy local as much as possible, buy in bulk, scratch cook and bake nearly everything, do lots of preserving (canning, dehydrating, freezing, fermenting, etc). Next year I see hunting and fishing in our future.