Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Shopping for Bulk Goods

This beautiful sight is of the bulk section in our local Whole Foods. Most dry goods bought in the bulk section of stores are less expensive than buying it in a package on the shelves AND you reduce the amount of waste that goes into the trash. Beans, grains, flours, nuts, dried fruits, salts, sugars, spices, cereals and even raw local honey and maple syrup. Buying in bulk has become popular again just like many other old fashioned ways of living. I love when things come full circle.

Here is what I brought home one day. Although I used the bags available in the bulk section, I learned that you can bring your own containers and have them weighed before filling so that way the cashier can deduct the weight of the container from the total weight. Once you get home you can just put your beautifully filled jars on your counter or in your cabinets.


  1. we do the same, we have quite a few jars of dried goods...some of them i didn't label though. they just sit pretty in the pantry :)

  2. Jarred dry goods sure are pretty. I remember seeing a picture of your shelves with your jarred dry goods before you moved. So pretty!