I went to Costco yesterday, and for the first time ever I didn’t feel dirty when I left. I actually came away from there with some good things.
Now, this is a shocker for me, because usually when I go there, there is nothing good. Mostly because I really really try to shop ethically- and the contrast between costco and ethical is huge. That, and I like quality food. Usually I find the stuff there -ummm- shall we say, it’s un-quality.
I also really make an effort to give my money to local business who are trying to support their family’s. I try to buy local produce whenever possible- this because our farmers need our support and it just tastes so much better, plus then it’s not shipped across the country.
Of course I am not perfect and I fall off the local/ethical wagon all the time. Coffee, avocado’s/banana’s…and so forth. But if something is coming to me on a plane, I try hard to draw the line.
This way of buying takes constant effort. There are so many temptations out there. The rosy strawberries stacked up so pretty in December, or the tomato’s when you haven’t had a tomato in months. When I do cave to these temptress’ it never ends well. The strawberry will be crisp and flavorless, ditto for the tomato.
But yesterday at Costco. A GIANT bag of pre-washed baby kale, $3.99. We eat a lot of kale ’round these parts. Kale in our smoothies, kale in our salad, kale in our sandwiches…you get the idea. That $3.99 is a GREAT price. And the convenience of pre-washed is pretty amazing.
We actually have a small garden and grow kale, so usually I have to get on my coat and boots, and walk out to the back yard and pick it, come back in, put away my coat and boots, wash and cut Kale and then I am good to go. But thanks to Costco- I just reach my hand into the fridge, and open a convenient resealable bag, and voila.
They also had a giant thing of organic spinach, all ready to go. Raspberries, $3.99. Cheese- not expensive. Frozen berries- not pricy!
How can I keep up my resolve when these deals are in my face (I know, don’t go there, right)??
Now Costco is in my mind…it has crept in, planted it’s dirty little seed their. Maybe this is the beginning of the end. Next will I be feeding my family McDonald’s in front of the tv???
PS: Giant tin of Almond Rocha- $9.99.