I’ve really been doing very little shopping in traditional grocery stores lately. We stocked up on Zaycon chicken last fall and also have a quarter cow in the freezer. Since produce prices haven’t been that good in the grocery store, I’ve been picking up produce at Costco along with cheese, butter, rice milk and soy milk. And we have our own chickens for eggs.
My friend and I recently went in together to order from Country Life Natural Foods. It takes planning ahead in the budget, but in the long run…it’s a huge money saver.
Here’s what I picked up:
Garbanzo Beans/Chick Peas (5 lb.) – $11.25
Organic Yellow Popcorn (5 lb.) – $7
(2) 50 pound bags of Prairie Gold Wheat berrries – $33.50 ea. = $67
Organic Regular Rolled Oats (50 lb.) – $45
Organic Black Beans (25 lb.) – $36.25
Organic Great Northern Beans (5 lb.) – $8.50
Organic Navy Beans (5 lb.) – $7.50
Vital Gluten Flour (5 lb.) – $12.50
Ground Cinnamon (16 oz.) – $3.25
I spent $198.25 for all of these healthy food and it’ll last us for a good part of the year. These are awesome prices when you look at the price per pound!
Organic Popcorn – $1.40/lb. (perfect for an air popper)
Organic Black Turtle Beans – $1.45/lb.
Organic Oats $0.90/lb.
Vital Gluten – $2.50/lb.
Organic Prairie Gold Wheat Berries – $0.67/lb.
We buy Prairie Gold wheat berries that we grind at home. I grind these fresh in our Nutrimill and use the whole wheat flour in our honey wheat rolls, chocolate chip pancakes, and even substitute it for all-purpose flour in our favorite beer bread recipe and banana chocolate chip muffins.
For FREE delivery on their trucks to established routes, there is a $400 minimum order ($500 for certain routes as indicated in their delivery schedules)
TRUCK DELIVERY ROUTES: Most locations in Southern Michigan and the upper peninsula area above Wisconsin, Northwest Indiana, Northern Illinois, Wisconsin, and the Minneapolis/Duluth areas in Minnesota are delivered to every four to eight weeks. Missouri, Oklahoma and Arkansas routes cover parts of Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma, and northwest corner of Arkansas.
Head over to Country Life Natural Foods website and check out all the products and delivery information. If you plan on heading to the store, don’t plan it for a Saturday, because the store is closed :)
I’ll share more about how we store all of this food, so we don’t lose our investment. And I’m hoping to share my adventures with using more beans in our kitchen.