(Photo by Marg @ Prairie Sunrise)
Today, the kids and I are going to Trader Joe's in Eugene, Oregon. Even though my list is short, one thing that is on my radar is Kerrygold butter, which many people mention, but I've never purchased. Right now I can't tell you much about it, other than people I like like it… when I get there, I'm going to read the label myself before I decide if it will be a good choice for us.
When we first moved to Oregon, we went to TJs every month, then every other month. Now it is every few months; really, a few months per year. What has happened? Well, looking back, even though I *thought* we used to do pretty well with healthy food, even then we ate more packaged and imported foods – mostly produce, fresh and frozen, but also cereals, pastas, and canned goods.
Our priorities have shifted a bit since those few years back. We still look for the best deal on healthy food. But we place an emphasis on finding our food locally if we can, and we are moving (however slowly) toward producing more of our food.
The last time I wrote about our shopping – where we get what – my lists looked different than they do now. I'm going to make this short list of where we get what, currently. I hope you'll share, too. 🙂
- A local country store – local produce
- B & K Natural Farm in Sutherlin, Oregon – pastured eggs, chickens, and poultry
- Santa Cruz Ranch in Sutherlin, Oregon – grass-fed beef
- A local lady – raw Jersey cream (got it for the first time yesterday, may not be able to get it indefinitely)
- Our Barn – raw milk, kefir, raw cheeses (couldn't resist this one! raising our own goat milk is a dream come true)
- Central Feed in Sutherlin, Oregon – animal feed: local whole oats, dry grain mix, and regional alfalfa hay
- Hummingbird Wholesale in Eugene, OR – beans, grains, raw nuts and seeds, sweeteners, oils, condiments, Himalayan sea salt
- Azure Standard – kelp (for the animals), herbs and spices, fermented cod liver oil, toothpaste, peanut butter stock, miscellaneous bulk items
- Vital Choice – canned and fresh/frozen red salmon
- Cultures for Health – occasional starter cultures, culturing supplies, and cheesemaking supplies
- Trader Joe's – Kerrygold butter (maybe), canned tomato products (purchased sparingly because of BPA), dish soap, vanilla extract (but I'd like to make my own soon), personal care items
- Mountain Rose Herbs – occasional herbs and spices
- Homesteader Supply – occasional farm supplies, cheesemaking supplies
That's it for me! Although I probably forgot something… 😉 Where do you shop?
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