One of my favorite ways to save money on whole foods is buying in bulk.
Granted, buying food in large quantities doesn’t always save money. You have to be sure and calculate the unit price.
Sometimes it’s a no brainer, though.
Like when I could spend $7.99 on this 1-lb bag of sucanat:
Or spend about $1.50 per pound when I buy it in bulk.
Hmm… guess I don’t have to think too hard about that one.
The “issue” with purchasing food in bulk is what do you do with all that food?
For instance, take my bargain from Azure Standard this month: fifty pounds of sucanat. Fifty pounds!
WHAT DO YOU DO WITH FIFTY POUNDS OF SUCANAT?
(By the way, sucanat is an abbreviation for Sugar Cane Natural… a raw sugar… one of my favorite wholesome sweeteners.)
That’s right, I sold some of my precious sucanat. :o) I found a few natural-minded friends in our area who were more than willing to snatch up a few pounds of raw sugar for a bargain.
I sold enough to help pay for the majority of my fifty pounds. And I still have over thirty pounds to bake and cook with.
I divided my remaining sucanat into gallon-size jars and bags for storage. The bags will probably go into the freezer for safe keeping. The gallon jar will stay in our pantry with my other bulk goodies.
I should be set for a while on sucanat.
Do you buy in bulk?
Kristy Howard is a pastor’s wife, second-generation homeschooling mom of five, and a passionate believer in friendship, coffee, and quiet time! Kristy writes about motherhood, ministry and life at KristysCottage.com.