Friday, March 2, 2007

My First Bulk Buy

I'm trying to buy more in bulk. We don't have a co-op here so it's really important that I try to buy in bulk when I can. My food budget is pretty tight but there is a little bit of room if I plan ahead. This month's bulk buy was 25lbs of organic sugar. We don't use sugar a lot but I do bake with it and my dh likes to have sugar in his coffee. We were normally buying it in small plastic pouches. This 25lb bag was all paper. I'm storing it in 3 glass gallon jars in my cool/dark pantry. The lids do seal closed so they should be well preserved until I need them. The one thing I'm not happy with is that it's from South America. However, I'm not ready to give up sugar.
Next month, peanut butter.


farmer, vet and feeder of all animals said...


Emme said...

Great job!

turnip said...

let us know how the bulk organic peanut butter works out. I eat TONS of the stuff and that would be great if it works out. Is there special storage required (I eat the "natural" kind, 100% peanuts nothing else)?
cool blog.