We went grocery shopping yesterday afternoon. 15 items cost 46.95 or so. What did we buy? I will tell you. One jar of spaghetti sauce
One bunch of bananas
4 hoagie rolls,
1 pound of Roast Beef, 1/2 pound of Provolone Cheese, 1/2 pound of turkey
2 bunches of garlic,
2 boxes of broccoli cheese ravioli (16 pieces per box),
.18 pounds of thin sliced chicken breasts.
The most expensive things on the list were the items from the deli counter. And the only things I can see not being on a 100 mile list would be the bananas. Oh and maybe the provolone. I have yet to see a banana tree in NYC, and I've never looked for cheese before so who knows about the Provolone. Maybe there is a secret gross cheese farm somewhere.
The problem with this list is that it is not even a full weeks worth of food. It is one dinner and 2 weeks of lunch for the hubby. I think one of the things that will be hard on the 100 mile diet will be figuring out the last minute meals. Sure I know how to make ravioli, but it takes time.
Oh yeah I also bought 2 bars of Cadbury chocolate and an Entemann's Cake. But they were on sale! and I know chocolate will be hard to come by, so I'm getting while I can.
In other news I've started looking at CSA's. There is one in Flatbush that seems reasonable, but sign ups are happening now, and I don't feel right taking a share from someone who lives within the community.
Another in Staten Island is very expensive and offers no half shares. This is the closest, but seems to be the most expensive. I think I may do a fruit share there though. I am mainly worried about winter fruit, so I am thinking of doing separate fruit shares at a few places if we can afford it. This way I can "put some up" for winter without denying us fruit in the summer.