| || |
When I lived in SA,I grew most of my own food.I had a few different fruit tree's,a grapevine,and various raised veg beds.I made my own washing liquid/cleaning products(very cheap to make).I made my own biscuits ect.Back then food was quite cheap,and yes we could afford to buy it easily,but why not take the power back into your own hands and grow your own food.The only thing I would ever buy at the supermarket was meat!Even here in the UK,we can well afford groceries,I just prefer the process of growing my own food and making my own cleaning products.I recently found out who our local bee keeper is so I can buy some honey.Cleaning products are easy enough to make,just google home made cleaning products for some recipes!PS As we speak,I have spuds,spinach,chard,pea's,two types of beans,mixed lettuce leaves,cauli's and cabbages,tomatoes,courgettes,strawberries,raspberr ies,and apples growing,corn and purple sprouting broccoli!Whew!!!:)
This post is really intersting. We are a family of 5 and we have total gannets. In the UK we use TEsco or Asda and we buy everything value/ smart price. I really like the idea of shopping at markets when we get there. But I am worried that our budget food bill is going to increase when we (finally) get there. What are the best chains to shop at and do they have similar idea to value range etc. Do you find enough time to go round the markets? Here I my husband works weekends and the alst thing I would wnat to do is try and trek round a market when I could just zip to Tesco. But is it different over there?
i'm in seaford rise can anyone point me in the direction of a good ie cheap veg market. they all seem to be up yonder somewhere so by the time you've added petrol on its not worth it for 50c off a kilo of apples.
you can just get everything in foodland, coles or woolies the same as asda or tesco, it just depends if you need to save a few bob. i was always a tescos girl, i'm finding it quite hard to get out of the habit of one shop and thats it, not very domesticated i'm afraid.
central market is fantastic...........but a treck for you or aldinga has a little mall and there is a really cheap veggie shop there....eggs $1.99 per doz and last wk apples were 50 cents (they were very small but that didnt matter)..its only a 15 min car ride so petrol wouldnt be too bad
we spend about $900 to $1000 a month (just food) kids age 12 and 5 the youngest is a bottomless pitt cash goes on milk bread (7 loafs) yogurt fruit veg and meat we always cook from fresh and don't buy much junk as thats what their pocket money is for just a couple of pks of biccies and odd bag of crisps we all take packed lunches hense the bread
I also make ale pie great with mash or wedges I roll the meat in seasoned flour before frying then it thickens the gravy as it cooks so don't need gravey granuals
hilarious!! Yes bread is expensive here but i find it cheaper from the bakery than the super market! which is weird as in the uk the bakery is usually more expensive!
Having children increases your food bills and for us who live further out groceries are generally more expensive as they have one super market which has the monopoly!
We are a family of 4 and as others have said depends on cleaning/laundry/personal items but usually spend in the region of $150~$230!
The fruit and veg shop in Aldinga beach is very good price wise and the eggs are always $1.99 ($2) a dozenIt really is only at the top a 15 minute drive from seaford so probably worth a trip,other gr8 veg shop is on south road,morphet vale next to thr rite price~i went to try the rite price but ended up buying more from the fruit and veg shop next door as the rite prices goods were mostly out of date. wilunga market is supposed to be fabulous~we keep saying we will go but still haven't checked it out,so can only go on what others have told me.