Sunday Spending: To Market
Not the regular Farmer’s Market or even the Local Market, where we usually shop. No, The Market in Seattle. As in Pike Place. That quintessential icon, I’m a little embarrassed to say I hadn’t patronized in nearly a decade. Until Friday.
This has no bearing on my Sunday Spending. I neither grocery shopped there, despite all the produce (prices were high and items had traveled far) nor did I spend a single cent (other than what I put in the parking meter). It did, however provide me with ample pretty pictures. Pretty pictures of flowers specifically. I’d rather share those than a hum drum pile of groceries.
There. Just one more, before we are on to the food. Had to be done. Sunday Spending official was quick and painless.
Local Market. $56. Not much was needed after ending May with a bang. Eggs, tortillas, hamburger buns, quinoa, and a rather large assortment of fruits and vegetables (to be shared between dogs and people). No meat required. We are fully stocked for the foreseeable future.
Raw Milk. $20. This is an item I’ve not been including like I should. Two gallons delivered, every other week for yogurt, cheese, and even some drinking (by The Husband). I don’t drink milk unless there are cookies or cake involved. While that may seem pricey, let me assure you, it’s $6 a gallon cheaper than the non-delivered alternative. I’ll try to remember to include the expense regularly. It’s a rare thing for it to cost us more than $40 a month though.
Weekly Total $76. Not a bad way to kick off June. Since it’s a new month and all, lets do our base spending math.
Cow ($76/month) + Pig ($65/month) + CSA ($72/month) = $213. Plus $76 for this week = $289 for the month. That’s a better start than May. Although, if berries come in this month like I’m expecting, food preservation efforts could seriously skew my numbers. I’ve got to figure out how to account for that.