- Breakfast Apple – .50 cents plus tea an honey – total cost 75 cents (me) Hubby Apple Cake Slice and tea.. 1 dollar.
- lunch Half a 4 pound chicken, with a green salad 2 pound roasted chicken at 5 per pound, salad 2.00 total 12 dollars
- Snack Green Grapes -4.32
- Supper – Pork Chops, pineapple and green beans
- Now that pork need to be 6 dollars per pound, pineapple (2 for 5 sale) but regular 3.99, honey. 40 cents worth, 5 cents molasses, 3.99 bag of fresh green beans and 30 cents of butter..
- Dessert 3.99 fresh raspberries (but harvested from our raspberry patch)
Total Cost if bought at organic (pork soy free) meats, fresh veggies and raw honey and fresh fruits
Total Cost for the day if all bought- 38.08 Averaging 6.34 cents per meal and two snacks
Farmgal Total cost for the day-17.75 Averaging 2.96 per meal and two snacks
Farmgal savings : 20.33
Breakfast -Orange 29 cents, tea and honey .50 cents, hubby also had the last piece of the apple spice cake 1.00 plus tea for a .25 cents
Lunch- 4 potato’s -Large organic heritage type 1.00 1 apple .75 cents 1 large carrot- .30 cents 1 tsp of lard- .40 cents an herbs 05 cents.
Supper- Mashed potato’s 1.50 and butter .50 half a roasted chicken 2 pounds -10 and Basic Green salad with mushroom and carrot with a little bit of dill dressing. 2.99 (going for the most basic salad in a bag) and 3 tbsp. dressing .40 cents
Snack 3.99 worth of rasberies
Total 23.94 total average of 3.99 per meal
Farmgal* total -8.90 Average of 1.48 per meal
- Potato from the farm, chicken from the farm, apple from a friends apple tree, some but not all greens from the farm as well as fresh rasberries from the fall patch.
Farmgal’s Savings 15.04
its odd to think of a week one as two days but as I want to do this on weekends.. that’s how it worked out.. I am running Monday to sunday for the overviews
I can say this, I think that its going to be worth figuring this out, I know that I took it for granted that we can and do eat so many things off the farm, and we are so used to costing it out at the raising price that other then the odd time that we go.. huh.. that’s a 22 dollar rabbit in the stores it tends to slip to the side
thanks to the two folks that commented one the first post..
Wow that is incredible and just solidifies wanting a farm where i too could raise my own meat. If i had to guess you are at an 87% savings on the farm. Although you are so awesome, im sure you are going to blow that out of the water. Monthly i guess around 575 for food with you 2
I am not sure that I will make that kind of savings but I do think it will be over 50% but we will see if I am right as the garden is coming in an its fall.. I normally budget in 200 a month for off farm shopping for the household an extra food, including the food box but at least a few months a year I drop that to 50 a month or per pay day, we will see
I don’t calculate anything as detailed as you – but the odd time I wander into a grocery store I am shocked at the price of food – in particular, meat, produce and dairy. I’m not clear on how a family can afford to eat healthy these days. My ultimate goal, is to spend near next to nothing at a grocery store. After twelve years, I’m settled in at between 100 and 150 a month, and most of that is on sundries (toilet paper, toothpaste, dish soap, shampoo, ziploc bags, oh yes – coffee, etc). One of our ‘rules’ is that if we’re out of something (say chicken) then we simply don’t eat chicken until we raise more.
Of course that wouldn’t work for everybody. 😊
great rule and one that I have been known to use as well, and yes I am shocked all the time in regards to the costs in the stores.. they say that it will cost a family of 4 about 1200 a month to eat healthy.. that is a lot of money..