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Monday, January 28, 2013

Bush Alaska Grocery Shopping

Grocery shopping in bush Alaska can be a task.  Grocery shopping without breaking the bank can be nearly impossible.  We still get most of our fruits and vegetables from an organic farm in Washington state that ships up here once per week.  We get a large box every other week, which runs about $150 per month.  Then I typically spend around $100 per week at the local grocery store or at the store when I go out of town and pack the food to bring home in my luggage.  Also, remember that I typically have some sort of wild meat filling my freezer, so that's probably several hundred of dollars per year in meat costs that I dont have to have come out of my pocket.

Amazon has had free super saver shipping for a long time, but they have just started adding alot of grocery type items in the last year or so.  I have found that it is very convenient and cost friendly to order bulk grocery items from Amazon lately.  I'm hoping this will reduce my weekly spending at the grocery if I buy some of these things in bulk.  Here are this months purchases from Amazon.  The two bags of flour will be split with a friends.  These items will last the rest of the school year...

Alot of these supplies will go toward baking all my own bread/bread products, making all my own yogurt/yogurt products, and creating my own hummus and other veggie dips.

Order Summary:
Shipping Details : (orders will arrive in 3 shipments)
Order #:
Shipping Method:FREE Super Saver Shipping
Items:  $202.36
Shipping & Handling:  $89.37
Super Saver Discount:  -$89.37
Total before tax:  $202.36
Estimated tax to be collected:  $0.00
Order Total:  $202.36

Delivery estimate: Feb. 8, 2013
1"Kevala Organic Tahini 16 oz"
Misc.; $9.99
In Stock
   Sold by: Avani Organics
1"Sun Maid Natural California Raisins, 4.5-Pounds Package"
Grocery; $13.99
In Stock
   Sold by: Corner Store
1"Sweet Home Farm Low Fat Granola with Raisins, 20.5-Ounce Cartons (Pack of 4)"
Grocery; $21.72
In Stock
   Sold by: Amazon.com LLC
1"Traverse Bay Fruit Co. Dried Cherries, 4-Pound Box"
Grocery; $35.99
In Stock
   Sold by: Amazon.com LLC
1"Nestle Carnation Instant Nonfat Dry Milk - 4.4 lbs"
Misc.; $31.90
In Stock
   Sold by: XpW
1"Starwest Botanicals Caraway Seed Organic -- 1 lb"
Health and Beauty; $10.70
In Stock
   Sold by: Tru Inertia
1"Melitta Natural Brown Basket Coffee Filter, #4 - 100 Count"
Misc.; $7.25
In Stock
   Sold by: TheNewMall
1"USA Grown Garbanzo Beans By Palouse Brand - 3 LBS"
Misc.; $11.95
In Stock
   Sold by: Palouse Brand

Delivery estimate:We'll notify you by email when we have an estimated delivery date for this item. It will ship separately. You can cancel at any time.
1"Great River Organic Milling, Organic Specialty Rye Flour, 25-Pound Package"
Grocery; $26.95
In Stock
   Sold by: Amazon.com LLC

Delivery estimate: Jan. 31, 2013 - Feb. 6, 2013
1"Great River Organic Milling, Organic Whole Wheat Bread Flour, 25-Pound Package"
Grocery; $31.92
In Stock
   Sold by: Amazon.com LLC

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