I primarily just shop for myself, but I do pick up some things for my father and his wife, as well as a good friend of mine who is trying to GAIN weight (and has been able to with these whole foods).
I used to spend close to 200 bucks in the grocery store a month for food just for myself. NOW I spend less than 100 bucks for food for a month, I buy just what I need, no pre packaged amounts that i don't need all that much off. I use everything I buy, and I will make a plan for my meals and then adjust it when I get home after I gather what was available. Because this farm participated in a coop, their little shop (kitchen table) will have fruits and veggies from other areas that are true organic throughout the winter. The cost will be a bit more, but not near the grocery store cost.
I have been able to cook large meals for events and for myself that I package up in single servings. And I make 5 of these a month, so I have a decent amount of alternatives to pull from the freezer when I have had a long day and don't want to cook a meal.
BUT I love to cook with these fresh products.
My sister has shopped through the coop associated with this farm for years and years and she cooks for a family of 7 and her food costs are never more than $300 a month. She cooks specially prepared meals as she has two adopted children who have special needs she can control with their diets and no meds. They have never had weight problems or major health problems (not a single member of her family). She has been a great inspiration to me. And has helped me make the transition to the whole organic food plan.
be authentically you...
it's journey, not a one day hike.