Post by applecrisp1 on Mar 27, 2020 13:42:56 GMT -5
I went food shopping for the first time in well over a week. My Whole Foods wasn't very crowded and had steps in place ..... distance while waiting on line, limiting how much you can buy on certain items etc.
It was so interesting to see what they were out of and what they had plenty of (I did go mid afternoon so that played a part). There were no frozen veggies at all other than 3 bags of okra, a few bags of riced cauliflower, and one bag of Alexia potatoes. They were out of lots of different PB, no brown or white rice of any type, limiting amount of pasta one could get, no regular flour, not one bottle of Sriracha. Very well stocked on fresh fruit and veggies --- looked like usual. There must have been a run on tahini since I grabbed the last jar.
I spent more than usual and it was a typical two bags (heavier than usual).
I am using up some odds and ends in my freezer and menu planning. I'm planning to only go when absolutely needed and make use of what I have on on hand. Using up some cans of tomatoes, some bread in the freezer etc ....
Post by erin elizabeth on Mar 27, 2020 14:00:43 GMT -5
I ventured out this morning. I thought they opened at 8 so I arrived at 8:10, but they had been open for an hour. It was a weird mix of things available and things not available. I went straight to the TP aisle since I am on my last roll. I'd say there were 10 or so packages of varying kinds and there were people in the aisle shopping. I grabbed the most TP I have ever bought mostly because I was afraid someone else would get it! If I had taken a second I would have bought one of the smaller packages. I thought about trading it in, but then a woman asked where I had gotten it and said the aisle was empty. So now I have plenty of TP. Broccoli was on sale and there was none left. Green peppers were wiped out. No yeast. Limited eggs. Processed meats were limited selection--I only like one kind of pepperoni and it was gone. I wanted non-bun-length Nathan's hot dogs and there were none though I could have gotten bun-length No sales marked--I understand, but I didn't buy some sale things because I wasn't sure! It has been two weeks since I've been to a store and now I am well-stocked. I'll just have to get milk and eggs and fresh veggies--if I want to!
Post by gilgamesh37 on Mar 27, 2020 14:04:52 GMT -5
Like you, our produce dept looks almost normal (except for organic carrots, which they were sold out of). Canned vegetables and fruit are low, especially beans. No rice, no dry beans, and not a single bag of flour anywhere (sold out on line at as well, at King Arthur, Walmart, Target, you name it). I just saw someone on eBay selling a 5# bag of KA all purpose for $25, plus $8 shipping. Unbelievable. I wonder how many people are trying to bake bread for the first time right now?
Last week or so was bad; it's not getting better. I know they say distribution is the cause, but if you need it and can't get it, it's the same difference. Our local co-op had some frozen fruit and frozen veggies. Safeway shelves were bare. The produce was OK (organic, for the first time, looked better than the traditional) but overpriced. Whatchagonnado. I always have a stocked pantry so I could feed my neighborhood with pasta, rice and beans...and venison, LOL. I'm baking more bread than typical since the shelves are bare. I stocked up on toilet paper last year when DH decided he only liked Charmin strong and costco had a sale, so I have 3 costco-sized packs...but for some reason, I use a lot of TP..maybe drinking too many fluids, LOL.
Garden seeds are planted so if we have any success, the fresh veg issue will hopefully be quelled.
Thoreau said, 'A man is rich in proportion to the things he can leave alone.'
Post by soupandstew on Mar 27, 2020 17:14:07 GMT -5
Our local Asian stores are overflowing with most stuff; some even are reported to have TP. Local mom & pop that I hit up on Sunday morning had lots of fresh veggies, dairy, eggs, good quantity of proteins even if quality is low (as usual, can't blame that on the CV), limited amount of canned goods, virtually no frozen which is okay b/c I have no room, no dried beans. Some bread but can't be picky about what kind.
I need a can or two of pinto beans, other than that I'm okay for now. I'm hoarding my Lysol stock along with paper napkins for door knob sterilization when we come in from grocery runs or other essential trips.
"Being bitter is just the ego clinging on to the past." Brendon Burchard
Same here....I actually did not go out at all this week and only plan on shopping when necessary. When I do go out, I will try to do all at one store instead of shopping for the best deals. My stores here also seem to have plenty of produce but dry goods like rice, pasta, etc... canned soups, TP are spotty and some items being limited. I am fortunately very well stocked and have a lot of storage space at home. I had just placed 2 orders for beans with rancho gordo before this all began so I have lots of dried beans. Now on their website, they are sold out of more than I have ever seen and if you order now, they likely won't ship until May!! I also just started getting a box of produce from misfits.com I got my first box this week and am cooking with some of it tomorrow. It's a kinda fun distracting "Chopped" style challenge which is nice. I just need to fill in with stuff like milk, eggs, etc... as I run out now so I am in good shape. And I have been keeping one gallon of milk in freezer for backup. It kind of freaks me out to shop now....paranoid of everything and amazed how some people still don't seem to be taking this seriously. Anyway, tomorrow DH will be working so he will stop for me on his way home for milk and tomatoes and I should be good until next week.