Healthy Food Budget – October & Year End

October monthend $330.01 yearend: $4757.11

Hurray, my spending for October was way under budget. Awesome! My total food expense for the year is well under the projected high total of $5000. I even ended up lower than the $4800 that I was hoping for!

To read more details, check my post over on my budget blog.

October Month Total: $330.01
Year Total: $4757.11

Dining Out: Month $74.34 / Year $1211.54
Gardening: Month $0 / Year $22.17
Groceries: Month $255.67 / $3523.40

Month End – Grocery Store Breakdown $255.67

Market Basket 86.41 (34%)
Whole Foods 84.81 (33%)
Farm 47.48 (19%)
Amazon.com 11.87 (5%)
Tewksbury Farmers Market 10.00 (4%)
Seven Acres Farm 7.50 (3%)
Mann Orchards 4.08 (2%)
Open Meadow Farm 3.52 (1%)

Year End – Grocery Store Breakdown $3,523.40

Whole Foods 924.70 (26%)
Market Basket 774.74 (22%)
Trader Joe’s 575.36 (16%)
Open Meadow Farm 260.89 (7%)
Wilson Farm 215.49 (6%)
Farm 199.09 (6%)
Ocean State Job Lot 93.26 (3%)
Seven Acres Farm 91.75 (3%)
Amazon.com 90.92 (3%)
Tropical Traditions 58.92 (2%)
Mann Orchards 43.80 (1%)
Hannaford 43.20 (1%)
Winchester Winter Farmers Market 30.65 (1%)
Brookline Farmers Market 21.70 (1%)
Penzeys Spices 19.53 (1%)
Newburyport Farmers Market 16.80 (1%)
Four Star Farms 15.00 (1%)
Wilmington Farmers Market 14.25 (1%)
iHerb.com 13.27 (1%)
Salem NH Farmers Market 12.50 (1%)
Tewksbury Farmers Market 10.00 (1%)
Target 9.56 (1%)
Jones Farm 5.60 (1%)
Vitacost 4.94 (1%)
Aubut’s Liquors 3.00 (1%)
WALMART 0.99 (1%)
Misc credits/deductions -26.51

About My Healthy Budget

My healthy budget goal is to eat seasonal (local if possible,) home-cooked meals while sticking to a $400 monthly budget for all food including groceries, dining out, entertaining, vitamins/supplements, and gardening.

There’s two of us eating (mostly) 3 meals per day. DH occasionally eats take-out lunch at work, & that $ comes out of his personal cash stash.

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