In an effort to save more money on produce, since I want to buy a lot for making veggie juice and smoothies, I saw online that a lot of people who eat raw foods, veggie juices, vegan meals, etc. find wholesale prices quite helpful. After looking into things some more, I decided to renew my membership at a wholesale grocer (it’s been a few years since I’ve had one). It came out to about $4.20 a month. If I save that much on groceries, then it makes the membership worth it.
I came home with a 10 pounds of grapefruit, 10 pounds of organic carrots, a huge bag of romaine hearts, a large package of organic spinach, and some blackberries. I also walked around the entire store and made note of things that I could purchase on later trips (A little at a time!).
The carrots (organic) at the wholesale store were $0.60 a pound. At my local grocery store (known for it’s low prices), organic carrots were recently $1.27 a pound. That’s $0.67 a pound less and a savings of $6.70 if I had purchased the same amount of carrots from my local store. That $6.70 was more than the cost of the month’s membership, so to me, it was worth it!
So far, most of the grapefruit have been juiced in my citrus juicer (and stored in mason jars). The blackberries have been great snacks at work and they’ll probably go into my next breakfast smoothie. I’ve already used some of the carrots and spinach in my juicer, and I’ll add in the romaine the next time I make veggie juice. The veggies will also be great for lunch or dinner salads.