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#31 of 35 Old 09-03-2008, 12:27 PM
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We only go every three weeks because we live an hour from the grocery store. We do have a vegetable delivery from a local farm that we pick up every week to supplement that. Produce is tough. The last week pickins are pretty slim. We usually save the apples for then and sometimes dip into the freezer and make fruit smoothies. Occasionally we will go to the local market and buy some fresh fruit, but the extra cost is worth it compared to driving 2-hours round trip. We buy lots of dry goods in bulk and large chunks of cheeses. We buy milk with a variety of expiration dates and hope for the best
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I do a big shopping trip every other week that involves 2-4 stores depending on what we need to stock up on. The second week I generally need to run to the store once for milk, yogurt, fresh fruit and veggies.

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I hit the farmer's market every Saturday morning year-round. There I can get grass-fed meat, local seafood, eggs, local nuts, bread, coffee, local rice, fresh juice, cultured butter and local cheese, and almost all of my produce. Then I pop into Trader Joes for whatever is missing (goat's milk, baby carrots, dried fruit, beer, etc.).

I hit Whole Foods or a local grocery maybe once or twice a month, since I can only find organic tortillas and cultured dairy there. The big grocery I hit every few months, when my DH runs out of his soda. I hit the HFS with the bulk section a couple times a year.

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Usually weekly. Sometimes, we'll take a walk to our nearest grocery store in the middle of the week, but that is more of an "adventure" than an extra shopping trip.

We go weekly because the amount of groceries I can get in the time the kids are behaving corresponds to about a week's worth.
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we were going about twice during a 3 week period. that was to rhe grocery store with the same number of trips to costco. now since i'm going with 3 little ones, i'm finding i would rather make smaller more frequent trips, that way we can make it through without anyone (including me ) having a meltdown. it's best for our bank account if we don't go to costco more than twice a month.

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