Okay, I don’t know if I was just in the right frame of mind, or if things have changed, but Food Lion was . . .
Totally not bad at all.
Maybe it was that I went at 7 AM, or that they’ve remodeled in the two years since our break-up, or that I went with a friend to validate me, but it was really not scary or demoralizing. In fact, I am planning to walk there again in the AM for more milk (since I’ve extended our walking challenge from 1 week to 3–so gigantic is my pride), I decided I would share with you some of my poorganic discoveries about Food Lion. 🙂
Okay, this is random, but there were free range chickens just roaming around an unfenced yard as I walked by. This led me to the obvious joke: Why did the chicken cross the road? To get to FOOD LION!! Hardy har.
These Earthbound Farms clamshell lettuces and hearts of Romaine were BOTH cheaper than the same item at HT AND they were in a refrigerated display, which I admit, seems a better way to store lettuces.
100% Whole Grain pastas for BOGO, making them $0.90 cents each. Pretty poorganic deal!
I prefer to buy local honey, but in a pinch, this is a great price for ORGANIC honey. WOW!
My cart of poorganic food. (Pay no attention to the Raisin Bran; it was on sale, but this cereal was the item that my kids clambered for mercilessly. The warfare convinced me to share my walked for food, eat all our household groceries, and extend my grocery walking challenge for three weeks.)
Do I re-love Food Lion? Well, I cannot say that we are totally “back together,” but for the occasional trip, I am convinced Food Lion is a good second choice. And the fact that I got a great three mile walk doesn’t hurt my opinion.
Do you live close enough to walk to any grocery stores? As a preliminary question to some research I’m doing on Food Deserts, where and how would you shop for food if you did not have a car?
I’m linking up with The Summer of 7 Food Challenge Blog Hop. If you want to join in with Summer of 7, join our Facebook group or link your posts to the appropriate challenge. Want to hear something cool? Over 50 bloggers are now participating in the Summer of 7 and are MOWING down the excesses of their overgrown lives. 🙂