Previous entries can be found HERE.
Thus far we’ve talked about how I use leftovers to help stock my pantry, how I shop to fill my pantry, how I use the great outdoors to help keep my pantry filled and how I fill my pantry through food preservation. In this issue we’re going to talk about using our calendars to help us stock our pantries.
Yes ma’am, read on …
In addition to bargain shopping on an ongoing basis for everything we put in our pantry I also shop with a focus using a yearly stock up schedule. I try to purchase items when they are typically at their lowest prices and for the area I live in it looks like the following …
(I buy as much as I can and preserve it!)
67. In January I focus on hog jowl and collards
68. In February I focus on candy. You can find a fact sheet I did on Preserving Candy HERE.
69. In March I focus on meats of all kinds
70. In April I focus on ham
71. In May I focus on beef, chicken and strawberries
72. In June I focus on blueberries and strawberries
73. In July I focus on beef, chicken and peaches
74. In August I focus on fruits and vegetables
75. In September I focus on beef and chicken
76. In October I focus on candy
77. In November I focus on celery, canned soups, spices, baking supplies, butter, ham, turkey, cranberries
78. In December I focus on baking supplies, ham, celery, canned soups, spices, butter, candy
79. In addition to a monthly focus, I throw in a challenge or two throughout the year like … ‘this month I want to add 100 items to my pantry’ or a similar challenge.
In case you haven't noticed, I am very serious about keeping a well-stocked pantry!
Okay, I’ve shared with you how I use the calendar to help me fill my pantry, how about you? Are there certain times of the year when you can get better deals on items you stock in your pantry?
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