Friday, February 1, 2013

$20 Challenge: Week 3

So, as the new year started, I decided to do something new on the blog - a $20 challenge at my local farm stand. I'll go in with $20 and see what I can get and share it with you.

My $20 challenge started off well. I posted my first two weeks. In early January, my father-in-law went into ICU and is now in home hospice as he has stage 4 cancer and things have been so hectic and I haven't been blogging quite as much. Week three I bought my stuff and never got it posted. Week 4 just didn't happen. Now it's week 5. I'm getting back to it.

This week I only spent $14.16 and I got all this:

1 cucumber
1 green pepper
1 yellow pepper
4 bananas
Bag of baby carrots
Bag of crinkle cut carrots
Grape tomatoes
Baby Arugula
Fresh Basil
Red seedless grapes
2 apples
Green onions
10 pound bag potatoes

I had just spent about $5 the day before at Aldi on an avocado, Campari tomatoes and a bag of Fuji apples. So total for this week was just over $19.

On the previous visits, I had also been getting some bread products because my farm stand carries Labriola products, which I love. This week, though, my bread basket is overflowing, so I knew better than to add more to it and have it end up going out to the birds....maybe next week I'll get some more of those awesome pretzel rolls.

1 comment:

  1. Sorry to hear about your father-in-law :(

    But WOW! Look at what you got with that money!!! Fresh food from Farmer's Market or roadside stands really is the way to go.

    Have fun cooking... looks like a lot of potatoes will be happening this week, too :)