Week Two update on the Local Food Challenge. See how I did when I shopped at Whole Foods plus, why I’m adding to my challenge for next week.
I am exhausted. I had a rough week followed by a fun but exhausting weekend (even playing in a lake is exhausting with a baby) and now I want to go to bed! But first, a quick update on week two of the Local Food Challenge.
I have been feeling bad all week because I thought I might have failed at my goal this week (10% of my grocery bill on local foods). But then I ran the numbers….
My goal for this week was to incorporate local meat into our meals, so I headed to Whole Foods. (Where do you get local meat? I don’t know where to go other than Whole Foods.) Whole Foods had local meat, but I had a harder time with the produce. They had lots of local veggies but they were not the foods on my grocery list. So I ended up buying a lot of my produce back at Winco. Sad face. I could have gone back to The Barn, but really? Who has time to shop at THREE stores to get their groceries?
But I didn’t need to worry. Check out these numbers:
Total Bill: $82.69
Local Foods: $27.02 ($24.62 Whole Foods + $2.40 Winco)
=33% on local foods!
Wow! Better than last week! But I still feel like I could have done better. The local meat was more expensive so it took up a larger percentage of my grocery bill and none of the fruit I bought was local. At this time of year that’s silly. So next week I’m going big. I’m going to try to hit 50%. It might mean three stores… but I’ll try.