Here’s an interesting phenomenon that I think reflect the sorry state of the economy here in Michigan: I am seeing a lot more people at Trader Joe’s carrying Whole Foods canvas bags. And here’s my theory why: Whole Foods, while a wonderful shopping experience (they smell like lavender!) and a great place to score beautiful, high quality food, is also referred to as “Whole Paycheck” for a reason.
Trader Joe’s, on the other hand, while certainly a less upscale destination, is also a heck of a lot cheaper. I think Earth-conscious foodies are at least checking out ways to cut their grocery bills while not abandoning organics altogether.
Environmental magazine Grist recently had a piece on greening your grocery list while saving money. Their seven tips are:
- Make a list