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Old 08-05-2010, 10:54 PM   #361
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Old 08-05-2010, 11:04 PM   #362
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Yay! I'm so glad this thread was bumped.

Here's my tip, for those seeking out grassfed beef, pastured meat and/or eggs, or organic produce, and you have a farmer's market near you: Talk to the farmers who show up to the market! We've been able to order meat in bulk from a local producer, and save about $2-3 per lb. This is different than buying a half or quater animal (we don't have the freezer space for it). We just give them a heads up a week or two before purchase. It turns out to be a great deal - we're paying close to conventional supermarket prices for grassfed beef!

Also, showing up to the farmer's market an hour or so before it closes is another good way to score deals. Last summer I got a few boxes worth of pesticide-free tomatoes for dirt cheap. It took me a whole day to can them all, but it was totally worth it. We had enough tomatoes to last us until the middle of May.
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Old 08-16-2010, 07:59 AM   #364
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Old 08-17-2010, 08:49 AM   #365
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I dont mean to sound offensive to anyone but i have a hard time buying store bought meat anymore.So expensive and not near as good.
Agreed - Even more so over here in the UK.

I have recently started buying all my meat in bulk online from restaurant quality wholesalers. It's a bit cheaper, much better quality and I just portion it all out in to the freezer.

Shoul dlast me a good 6-7 weeks: Last load was:

3Kg (6.6 lbs) boneless pork loin £17.50 ($28)
5Kg (11 lbs) chicken breast fillets £29.50 ($47.20)
10 x 6 oz 100% handmade beef burgers £9.00 ($14.40)
6 oz gammon steaks - can't remember how much these were.
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Where does one find these wholesalers? What is the minimum amount of meat you have to buy?
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Old 08-17-2010, 10:39 AM   #368
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when my xpress..redi..set...go ever arrives, i will be able to use leftovers in my omelets and personal pizzas, instead of throwing them out because they are slightly passed their prime. I have thrown out lots of food in the past. It goes against my Ferenghi/Costanza sense of frugality. Love & Profits: FLATFERENGHI
I saw that on tv and I want to order one also, it does look good for making omelets and pizza!!!!!!!
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Shoul dlast me a good 6-7 weeks: Last load was:

3Kg (6.6 lbs) boneless pork loin £17.50 ($28)
5Kg (11 lbs) chicken breast fillets £29.50 ($47.20)
10 x 6 oz 100% handmade beef burgers £9.00 ($14.40)
6 oz gammon steaks - can't remember how much these were.

Wow! Those prices are much higher than the prices where I live. I'm hoping we can buy half a beef in the spring. So glad this got bumped! =)
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Old 08-18-2010, 12:18 AM   #370
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Wow! Those prices are much higher than the prices where I live. I'm hoping we can buy half a beef in the spring. So glad this got bumped! =)
Welcome to UK prices. If I was buying standard water injected chicken breast in the supermarket it would cost between £8 ($12.8) - £10 ($16) / Kg depending on special offers. Think yourselves lucky!...just like our petrol (gas) prices are now about $7-8 / gallon (if my calcs are correct, it's around £1.15 / litre here)
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O My!! I need to be more appreciative of my blessings! Thank you for posting!
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bump? what does bumping mean? please clarify.....
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bump? what does bumping mean? please clarify.....
Posting in the thread "bumps it up" to the top of the first page, so that others can see it more easily!! Welcome!!
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I read the whole thread and didn't see Angel Food Ministries mentioned. It's a non income/non need based grocery buying option. You used to have to buy a signature box to get speciality boxes, but that's not the policy anymore.

I have a family of 5 and am the only low carber, so many of their boxes work for me. For low carbers, they have great grill, steak, chicken, etc options and also a produce box.
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Ooh I wanted to add that if you receive WIC that you should try making some of your own cheeses and yogurts!

Google "crockpot yogurt" and "Ricki Carroll". Get Ricki's book at the library. Rennet tablets are pretty cheap to order. Her 30 minute mozzerella is really easy to make once you get over the "fear" of it!



And a reminder that the turkey sales will be starting up next month so get your freezer space ready!
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Ooh I wanted to add that if you receive WIC that you should try making some of your own cheeses and yogurts!

Google "crockpot yogurt" and "Ricki Carroll". Get Ricki's book at the library. Rennet tablets are pretty cheap to order. Her 30 minute mozzerella is really easy to make once you get over the "fear" of it!



And a reminder that the turkey sales will be starting up next month so get your freezer space ready!
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anyone got any more tips?? with gas and food predicted to go up i need all the cheap ideas i can get
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I read the whole thread and didn't see Angel Food Ministries mentioned. It's a non income/non need based grocery buying option. You used to have to buy a signature box to get speciality boxes, but that's not the policy anymore.

I have a family of 5 and am the only low carber, so many of their boxes work for me. For low carbers, they have great grill, steak, chicken, etc options and also a produce box.
I agree. Never pass up the chance to use Angel Food. This is a great program that will save you a ton of money. And the food is very good.
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I agree. Never pass up the chance to use Angel Food. This is a great program that will save you a ton of money. And the food is very good.
and you dont have to buy a signature box anymore to get the specialty ones and they have online ordering now
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Thx for the tip on Angel Food, I just placed an order for 2 boxes of strip steak...only $48.00 bucks!!!! AWESOME!!!!
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Thx for the tip on Angel Food, I just placed an order for 2 boxes of strip steak...only $48.00 bucks!!!! AWESOME!!!!
and they are good too if i wasn't low carbing i would soo get those chicken nuggets they are yummy too
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I had this in saved/subscribed posts from I don't know when? Last summer maybe. Glad I checked them because I'm passing on the Angel Food Ministries info to a friend who's been out of work since Spring 2010. The closest site is 25 miles away. Makes $8 too much on unemployment to get food stamps and the unemployment isn't even enough to cover the rent. Like they say, Thank God for friends and relatives. I can't wait for her to read this.
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I didnt know about the change in Angel Food... so you dont have to buy the main box to get the meat specials??? Is that right?
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I had never heard of the Angel Food. Great program. So what do you guys get? (Other than those strip steaks which sound yummy?)
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There is a group called Southern Savers that has a website online where they will list the weekly ad for several grocery stores and then links to online coupons for those items that are on sale. It makes couponing for me VERY simple. I shop at Publix, but they have lists for Bi-Lo, Kroger, and some other places I have never seen.

For example, in this week's publix add Pompeiin EVOO is buy one get one. It is normally $11.99. If you grab two they are then $5.99. Plus there is a link to a coupon for $1 off. You can have two coupons and apply them to each item. So you basically get an additional $2 off. Bottom line? instead of spending 23.98 to get two bottles of olive oil, you are spending 9.99. This is great for items that you use alot and won't really go bad before you get to them.

Sometimes there are deals that basically make items free!

The only trouble is that alot of the items are not LC friendly. You have to scour for those items. But if you still need to buy "normal" food for a family or something, it is a great resource.
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I didnt know about the change in Angel Food... so you dont have to buy the main box to get the meat specials??? Is that right?
yup and my friend on unemployment uses it a lot she was grinning the first time i told her and she said when she got her first order my kids can have MEAT again really got to me
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I had never heard of the Angel Food. Great program. So what do you guys get? (Other than those strip steaks which sound yummy?)
Google Angel Food Ministries and you can look at the current month's boxes.
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I looked at the Angel Food Ministry website, but I think BJs wholesale club prices are a little lower on the steaks. I will check next time I am there to be sure.
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Everytime I have looked up the Angel Food (and/or SHARE) food boxes they are MORE expensive than buying them yourself at the store. So be careful of that!



Easter is coming soon, stock up on eggs! Don't forget you can crack them open and freeze them in a container! And ham will go on sale too (watch for coated or injected with sugar).

Make up quiches with both of them and freeze them for later!
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