Our standard weekly grocery list

As I was doing our weekly shopping run today, I was thinking through our typical list, and thought it would make an excellent baseline post as we continue on our eating-local journey. About three months ago, I stopped going to the big-box grocery store once I started reading more about all of the antibiotics, pesticides and preservatives in the "healthy" food I was purchasing. Instead, I've been opting to make a few smaller stops, mostly relying on the farm stand down the street from our house, Trader Joe's and a nearby health food store. 

From these sources, we have been purchasing roughly the same food as before, with an emphasis on learning a little more about the origins of each item. I tend to cook a pretty simple rotation of meals (you'll see many types of taco recipes and bowls-of-things on this blog) so our list generally follows the same format.


Weekly List

  • A couple apples
  • Salad greens
  • Crumbled blue cheese (for salads)
  • Onions
  • Sweet potato
  • Avocados
  • Quinoa
  • Beans (chickpeas, black beans or navy beans)
  • Meat (typically ground turkey or beef, some chicken and some steak)
  • Oats
  • Greek yogurt
  • Milk
  • Eggs
  • Cheese
  • Tortillas
  • Vegetables (fennel, cucumber, zucchini, bok choy etc)

While it's been easy to source a number of these items from farmers working within a 20 mile radius, our summer journey will involve trying to locate better options or alternatives, especially for the following: beans, oats, quinoa, tortillas, cheeses and avocados. 

As I explore alternatives, I'll post about what we like on the site! Stay tuned!

Elizabeth LaDuca