I thought it would be interesting for me to share with you the prices that I will pay for certain items. Just know that prices vary per region so you may not be able to pay these prices where you are or the prices in your area might be alot cheaper.
Butter ~ 2.50 per pound. If I could find it cheaper I would stock up!
Cheese ~1.40 for 8oz. This is because I only buy non-hormone dairy.
Cream Cheese ~ $7 for 3 pounds. I buy this from my co-op in bulk.
Eggs ~ Nothing! My chickens take care of that for me:)
Milk ~ $3 per gallon for raw milk.
Cream ~ I use alot of cream but I generally skim it off the top of my milk.
Sour Cream ~ 4.50 for 3lbs. I get this at Sam’s.
Bananas ~ .29 per pound. I usually get the overripe ones and freeze them.
Grapes ~ .99 per lb
Salad ~ I try to rarely buy lettuce in the winter since we eat an abundance in the summer from the garden. I also grow my own in the house in a container.
Strawberries ~ 1.50 per pound. Usually I get frozen.
Tomatoes ~ $1 per pound, ONLY if I need fresh, otherwise I use home canned.
Bell Peppers ~ .50 each for green $1 each for red, orange, or yellow.
Frozen Vegetables ~$1 per bag or less
Ice Cream ~ We don’t buy ice cream, we make it.
Ground Beef ~ We buy this for about 2.50 per pound from my parents in bulk.
Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts ~ $1.70 per pound.
Whole Chickens~ $6 per chicken. I buy these locally.
Bread ~ I never buy bread. I make it.
Cereal ~ .50 per box, we don’t normally eat this.
Chocolate Chips ~ $8 for 8lbs. I’m very picky about my chocolate and I will only buy certain brands.
Cookies ~ I will never buy cookies from the store. Sooo much better homemade.
Crackers ~ I make my own.
Flour, Ground ~.25 – .46 per pound for unbleached white.
Flour, Berries ~ .50 per pound for organic.
Honey ~ Around $5 – $6 per jar. I only buy raw honey.
Jelly~ I never buy this. I make it.
Ketchup ~ Don’t buy this either, we make it and can it.
Mayonnaise ~ $6 per jar. I know that’s high but I buy a special egg free kind.
Oats ~ .50 per pound.
Pasta ~ I have waaaaay too much pasta to buy any for a long time but normally I will pay around .75 a box or bag for whole wheat.
Peanut Butter ~ About $1 per pound.
Spaghetti Sauce ~ We do not buy this, we can it.
Sugar ~ Around $1 per pound. I only buy Turbinado and Sucanat.
Syrup ~ $13 or less for 32oz. I only buy pure maple syrup. Normally I get it at Sam’s.
Tortillas ~ I don’t buy these. See THIS post.
Vanilla ~ I’m not really sure what I pay for this. I’ve found some here and there with coupons and it lasts a while. I’ve also been making my own.