Tag: Budget Shopping

Leftovers Are the Best

Written by Laura Collins, Special Events Assistant: I love deals.  I mean I really love deals.  I seek them out.  I buy nothing until I’m sure I am getting the best deal possible.  If it is travel related, I’m on Trip Advisor and can have 10 windows open simultaneously making sure that I am getting… Read More »

Hungry to finish the CalFresh Challenge

Originally posted in The Vacaville Reporter: As part of Hunger Action Month at the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano, I am now finishing my week of living on a CalFresh (formerly food stamp) budget. I began living on $34.31 worth of groceries last Sunday, and am so looking forward to this coming Sunday,… Read More »

Farmers’ Markets for All

By Heidi Kliner, AmeriCorps VISTA: There is a common misconception that farmers’ markets are just for the privileged due to the idea that farmers’ markets are significantly more expensive than grocery stores, but many studies have shown that farmers’ market prices are not much higher than supermarket prices, with many of the fresh, seasonal produce… Read More »