Out of the Top 50 Essential Paleo Pantry Foods from Mark’s Daily Apple, I was only missing 8. Not bad. Of those 8, I would probably only consider bringing 2 of them in. I can live without the rest. Here is the link to his great list; http://www.marksdailyapple.com/top-50-essential-paleo-pantry-foods/.
Not everyone is familiar with all these items and I’m often asked where I shop. Our groceries come from several different sources. My husband gardens some, with plans on much more next year! I get as much produce as possible, and sometimes chicken, cheese, coffee, and honey from the farmers market. There is also a co-op that has many of the same offerings that I buy from occasionally.
Once a year, we share a cow with another family. We get eggs from my kids’ ducks. Your pets may as well be productive, right? I get a Thrive Market delivery twice per month. Lastly, I go to the grocery store for things I cannot find elsewhere and usually only need a small basket.
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