My wild sunflower in the garden! I counted 18 blooms on one stalk! So fun. Sunflowers make you happy for sure.
The onions I grew this year were pitiful. So small you would have to peel at least two maybe three to make it like a normal onion. I blame it on the drought we had at the beginning of the growing season and then the neglect while we went away and when I came home. Yep, I completely just shut down for awhile.
We have enough little onions to last maybe a month or two then that's it. So, when we went to the Mennonite Market and I saw a 10 lb bag of onions for $4.99, I grabbed them up. Yesterday. I took them to my daughters cool basement to store along with my small garlic I harvested. That should last me awhile.
My point is when you find a deal buy it. Sometimes there are failures in the garden and you just can't grow it. This was so much better than buying a little bag of 3 lb onions for $2 or $3 dollars at my grocery store. Make sure to start looking for those deals now!
You can find some great deals on onions and potatoes this time of year. Our potatoes in the garden are great but if I needed some to feed a family for the winter I would get those 50 lb bags of potatoes that are unclassifed for around $15.00. Unperfect potatoes -no one will care! They used to be $10, shoot I remember when they were $8.00, but you know how that goes. We used to buy these all the time but now with just us eating the potatoes, we don't need so many.
Look for those deals at your local farm or stop at the farm stores on you way up north to see the colors in Michigan.
We found a peck of fresh apples for $6.00 while we were at the Mennonite store too. We find that the apple orchards here are very expensive to buy from, they are more for entertainment. Don't get me wrong that's fine but when your looking for a deal, look at other venues and buy there.
Are you stocking up? Stocking up for the winter is one way to help keep the rising costs of groceries in check.