at the end of last season i decided to strive to spend $20 each week at the market on the bulk of my groceries. i thought it would keep me eating fresh, local and seasonal—and help keep my grocery budget down. it was an idea that i followed through with moderate vigor. what i found was that you can buy a lot for $20 a week at the market, most weekends i made off with a bevy of veggies, flowers and a treat such as hummus, fresh bread or goat cheese.
i enjoyed it so much that this year i've decided that i want to make it a weekly endeavor.
this week i picked up:
- spinach ($3)
- asparagus ($2)
- hummus ($5)
- spring onions ($2)
- broccoli raab ($2)
- rhubarb ($2.25)
- 1/2 french press coffee downtown: ($3.50)
this form of grocery shopping has helped me focus on what i have at home, what i need to use up and how quickly i go through each item (for instance, i can snack on hummus for as long as three weeks but i love the green onions in everything, so they've been a weekly purchase.) with my own salad greens and radishes coming into their own, i decided to put that money towards other items this week.