Baking season is here!

Whole Foods Market
Check this out ladies: 

According to a Natural Marketing Institute 2009 poll (I read this in my Whole Foods "the whole deal" newsletter) 92% of Whole Foods Market shoppers buy locally produced items to support their local community.  Remember my post on Community Supported Agriculture?  69% to support the environment, and 61% to support their health.

I'm sort of surprised by the number one reason and the last reason.  Anyhoo, those of you who know me know that I heart Whole Foods, organic and natural foods.  Moving on ...

Here are 5 money-saving tips for baking

  1. Get Quality at a value  with 365 everyday value natural and organic baking supplies (flour, sugar, butter, vanilla, etc).  Better ingredients equals better baking y'all and 365 products affords us that.
  2. Bake in big batches of course that's easy for me to say being the mother of 7, but it's true.  Sometimes it's advantageous to buy in bulk.  Also look for the sales, and wrap your bake goodies tightly and store them in the freezer.
  3. Give the goodness HOMEMADE!  Homemade equals easy on the pockets for a lot of us, and healthier.  Not only that, but it gives a personal touch and people remember special aromas and taste for years!  Uh-hum, got you reminiscing a bit, eh?
  4. Learn to adjust your reciepe or choose another.  Take advantage of whichever nuts or dried fruits or even fresh ingredients are at the est price at the time.
  5. Buy only what you need Whole Foods has bulk bins and jars of sugar, nuts, dried fruits, herbs and spices.  Ask to borrow a measuring cup or spoon if need be.

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