Monday, June 10, 2013

Grocery Shopping, Stocking Up and What to Buy When

 Disclaimer: This is not my area of expertise but I'm learning! We are stocking up because it is hurricane season and because our deacons just gave a talk on being prepared for times when food (or money) is less readily available.  I thought I'd try to find out  if I can try to purchase things when they are at their lowest price (which is also the best time to use coupons if you use them).
   June is the last month for great prices on fresh beets, carrots & lettuces according to this article.
    I found  I've looked around the site and like the menu plans. I also downloaded their ebook on menu planning (free until tomorrow).
This is also a good list. There are not a lot of med/long term storables on these lists. So, we will pick up a few things that we usually do at hurricane season time and I will try to plan to stock up on things as they come more available. I also hope to do a little canning this summer as well.
I don't use many coupons because I find they are rarely for things I actually want my family consuming. We do use them for our junk foods (I can't get my husband to stop buying chips & soda!) - but those are not the sorts of things I want to stockpile. I also do not have large amounts of time going from store to store. I'm working on a storage list right now at my husband's request.

June is National Dairy Month:
So the following products can be found on sale. 
  • Butter
  • Cheese
  • Cool Whip
  • Cream Cheese
  • Eggs
  • Ice Cream
  • Milk
  • Whipped Cream
  • Whipping Cream
  • Yogurt

End of June/July 4th Sales:
  • BBQ Sauce
  • Charcoal
  • Condiments
  • Dips
  • Hamburgers
  • Hot Dogs
  • Ketchup
  • Potato Chips
  • Salad Dressing
Seasonal Produce:
  • Apricots
  • Arugula
  • Asparagus
  • Avocado
  • Basil
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Boysenberries
  • Cherries
  • Corn
  • Cucumber
  • Eggplant
  • Fig
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Grapes
  • Green Peas
  • Honeydew
  • Lettuce
  • Mangoes
  • Nectarines
  • Okra
  • Peaches
  • Potatoes
  • Raspberries
  • Red Onions
  • Shallots
  • Snow Peas
  • Spinach
  • Sugar Snap Peas
  • Strawberries
  • Summer Squash
  • Sweet Vidalia Onions
  • Tomatoes
  • Tomatillo
  • Watermelon
  • Zucchini
 Found in this post.