In a few, short months, my sweet spouse and I will welcome a beautiful baby into our home. If your family will be expanding soon, consider purchasing some baby essentials sooner rather than later. For instance, you should shop early for a car seat, crib, high chair, baby monitor, and changing table. You might also wish to shop for a stylish tote to put bottles, diapers, and other items in when you leave home with your baby. Obviously, you’ll want to buy cute, comfortable outfits for your little one to wear. On this blog, I hope you will discover ingenious tips to help you shop for your unborn baby. Enjoy!
Shopping at the farmers market rather than at the grocery store has so many benefits. The food you are buying is local, meaning that fewer fossil fuels are used in its transportation. Your money goes to support local farmers rather than large conglomerates, and you get to interact with the people who grow your food to ask them questions about their practices. But while farmers markets are wonderful, it can be tough to make the change from shopping at a grocery store. Here are three tips to help ease your transition:
Invest in reusable produce bags.
The produce you buy at the farmers market is often riper than that you buy at the grocery store, and it is not usually treated with chemicals to preserve it. This is a good thing -- but it does mean that the produce may spoil faster if you're not careful. To increase the life of your produce, consider buying some reusable produce storage bags. These are typically made with a special lining to absorb the gasses given off by fruits and prevent them from over-ripening. Your fruit will last a few days longer when stored in these bags -- and you can use the same bags again and again with each trip you make to the farmers market.
Plan your meals.
Since produce does have a limited shelf life, it's important not to over-buy. You can avoid over-buying by planning your meals for the week before you head to the market. Write down what you need for each meal, and then buy only those things. Don't be tempted by that full bushel of peaches if you're not sure you can use all of them in the coming weeks! There are plenty of good deals to be had at the market, but they are only good deals if you actually need and eat the food.
Visit the market first.
Chances are, you will not find absolutely everything you need at the market. You're going to want to visit the grocery store for some items -- like meats and crackers. However, you can more easily make the market a part of your routine if you always visit the market first. Check off the items on your list you find at the market, and then buy the rest at the grocery store. If you were to do things the other way around, you may buy things at the store that you could have gotten for a better price at the market.
Contact a company that sells reusable produce bags for sale for more information and assistance.Share
29 August 2017