Once a month seems crazy. Even if you refridgerated your greens they'd go all wilted, and I can't see ripe stone fruit lasting that long.<br><br><br><br>
I do a largish shop once a week or fortnight or so for dry goods, groceries and the like. Fresh food like fruit and greens it would be twice a week on average, maybe three times depending on how busy I am. I'd like to stock up on tinned things and that when they are cheap but I am limited to how much I can carry on my back (no car).
It depends what I'm shopping for.<br><br><br><br>
Every 3-4 days: fresh produce<br><br><br><br>
Weekly: bread, soy yogurt, things that go bad in less than a month<br><br><br><br>
Monthly or less: grains, beans, canned goods, tea, pet supplies, cleaning suppies, personal care items
About 5-7 times a week. I found if I only buy what I need for that day or the next, then less stuff gets thrown out. I usually tie it in with other erronds or on my way home from school, so I rarely make a trip just to go to ther grocery store. Plus, I HATE putting away bags and bags of food. If you go shopping often, you usually just have a couple bags to put away at a time.
I usually go twice a week. Usually, it turns out to be a big shopping trip on the weekend, and just a quick pop in for specific items some time mid-week. Of course, both of those are trips to the big supermarket (Publix) near my home.<br><br><br><br>
Since going vegetarian, I've also gone 20 miles away to the Whole Foods 3 times in the last 5 weeks, always on the weekend. Now that I have a better feel for what I'm doing, I won't need to make those trips as often. WF has a better selection of veg*n TV dinners and veggie burgers, so I stock up while I'm there, but I can get just about everything else at Publix. So I can probably get away with going to WF only once a month or so in the future.<br><br><br><br>
--Fromper<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/juggle.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":juggle:">
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