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co-op organizing is fun and rewarding

Here’s an email I got yesterday. Dear GreenSmoothieGirl: I am taking your advice on getting a small health food co-op going in my local area. I thought I might could round up 10 or 15 people that would show some interest. However, we are now up to 50!!! One thing I noticed on your website […]

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some thoughts on organizing a co-op

Dear GreenSmoothieGirl: I would like to get better prices on the whole foods you recommend than my small-town health food store provides, and I wouldn’t mind making some money for my effort. But I don’t know how to start. Help! Answer: Organizing a co-op is a great idea for anyone wanting to save money and […]

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raw almonds and 15 other items in upcoming group buy

Newsflash, this blog was hacked into late last week, and I’m sorry you couldn’t read or post comments. It took my webmasters a little while to figure it out, THANKS CHRIS AND RITESH!, but it’s fixed now. The downside is, everyone has to re-register and get a new password. Sorry about that. But please do, […]

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So you’re trying to get kids to eat right!

You’re raising kids (or maybe helping with your grandkids)?  You and me both, my friend!  I’m raising four—two boys and two girls. They all have different personalities, interests, and temperaments. Your kids are “picky,” you say? I get that. I’ve got two kids like that. I don’t pretend to have all the answers, but I […]

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and here’s the link to join Green Polka Dot Box

Here you go, if you’d like to sign up in the first 2,500 before they close preregistration.   And let your friends know who shop at health food stores or are undertaking the GreenSmoothieGirl.com program: http://www.budurl.com/gpdb

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here’s the Green Polka Dot Box recording!

For those of you who missed the teleseminar on Green Polka Dot Box’s launch, here’s the audio file now on  GreenSmoothieGirl.com! GPDB is an online  wholesale buying club for natural and organic products.   That’s free home delivery (for orders over $150, and $8.99 for orders less than that) and pricing 10% to 50% less […]

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national study on grocery budgeting

How much does the average family spend on groceries?   Nationwide, according to the USDA, here it is:   Two adults: $361 thrifty / $459 low-cost / $569 moderate / $711 liberal   Two adults and 2 kids under 11: $603 thrifty / $779 low-cost / $974 moderate / $1,182 liberal   Spending for my […]

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a bunch of random things

Locals in Utah County, at Sunflower Market right now, whole pitted dates in the bins are $2.79/lb., good price.   I love their produce, too, by the way (the candy section and the fact that they sell pork is really inexplicable, but . . . whatever).   Organic apples continue to be $0.99 at Good […]

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Photo of the conveyor belt with my purchases

Should GreenSmoothieGirls Like You Buy A Costco Membership?

My brother Spencer emailed our whole extended family about his scientific cost comparisons at Costco. Since I shop there and often recommend Costco membership to my readers, I thought I’d share with you what he learned, and my own thoughts on whether Costco membership is worth the price. Spencer and Heidi compared prices on 20 […]

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Agave Nectar Source

I have changed to using only agave nectar for sweetner in our foods. I have only found it available locally in small size containers.  It  is unreasonably expensive that way… not to mention that I seem to run out frequently. It takes 2 containers just to make one recipe of Almond Joy! I saw you […]

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