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Justin & I are using the month of March as a gauge to see how much money it will cost us to buy as ethically and responsibly as possible. We will be listing all purchased items and will not eat outside the home for the entire month of March. Any food purchased outside the home will be of raw, whole variety, ex: an apple.

Stop ‘N’ Shop

Produce

  • Organic, Fair Trade bananas (Peru), 69¢/lb
  • Organic Spinach, $3.99 (in a bag in a clamshell – would have preferred loose), $9.12/lb (absurd – will not buy again)
  • Organic Onion, $1.33/lb
  • Mushrooms, $3.98/lb – not loose, and not sure why they never have loose mushrooms any more.

Dairy

  • Shredded Mozzarella, $3.25/lb
  • Asiago wedge, $6.28 ($8.99/lb)
  • Swiss Gruyere, $8.15 ($9.99/lb)

Other

  • Antipasto Bar, $7.99/lb
  • Canned Sardines, $1.34/tin
  • Bon Maman Wild Blueberry Preserves, $3 (on sale from $4.39)
  • Marinated Artichoke Hearts, $1.69 (on sale from $2)
  • Black Cherry Seltzer Water, 50¢ / liter
  • Pitted Black Olives, $1.34
  • Nathan’s Smoked Salmon, $3.99/ 3oz ($21.28/lb)

Non-Food

  • Charmin, $4.99
  • Natural Parchment Paper, $4.29

$62.87

Whole Foods Market

Bulk

  • Organic Quinoa, $3.69/lb
  • Organic Chickpeas, $1.99/lb
  • Organic Mung Beans, $2.99/lb

Dry Grocery

  • Organic sugar  $5.49 4lbs
  • Organic peanuts, $2.99 5/8lb (10oz) – appx $4.75/lb

Produce

  • Organic Romaine lettuce, $2.49 /hd (about 3/4lbs)

$23.01

Munroe Dairy, all local (March 1 Delivery)

  • Single Pasteurized Milk, $3.11 1/2 gal
  • Half & Half, $1.89/pint
  • Little Rhody Eggs, $2.99/dz
  • English Muffins, $1.49/6
  • Krazy Korner Bagels, $3.79/6

$14.82 (incl. delivery fee)

Coffee Exchange

  • Mexican French Roast, Fair Trade, Organic, $9.75
  • 1 cup of House Roast (to drink), brought cups $1.25

$11.00

East Side Market

Bulk

  • Organic Popcorn  $1.59lb
  • Organic French Lentils $3.29lb
  • Organic Pearled Barley $1.59lb

Dry Grocery

  • Goya Organic Black Beans $1.59
  • Goya Organic Navy Beans $1.59

Produce

  • Organic Yams $1.59lb
  • Organic Scallions 2/ $1.19 (best deal)
  • Organic Cilantro $1.99
  • Organic Yellow Onions 99¢/lb
  • Organic Avocado $1.99 (domestic)
  • Fairland Farm Pomegranate-soaked cranberries (local, not organic) $5.99

Other

  • Colby Jack Cheese $2.38
  • Kate’s handmade butter, $3.99 (a bit steep)
  • Kate’s Buttermilk, $1.99
  • Bourbon Vanilla $5.99 (better deal @ whole foods)
  • Almond Extract $4.99 (way better deal @ whole foods)
  • Cedar Wraps, $1.59 – total rip off, will not purchase again.
  • Kosher salt, $1.88

$59.15

Total: 170.85