Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Garden Update!

Pictures will follow soon, but I wanted to post an update without them.  I planted broccoli out in the garden over the weekend, but unfortunately it was not mine.  I wound up having to buy 12 plants, as mind were total duds.  I'm not sure why they did not grow well, because everything else did, but I guess I'll try again in late summer to see if I can get a fall crop from my own plants.  I also have several pea plants growing well, and I planted additional seeds where nothing had grown, as well as some lettuce.  This is all in a fenced in area to keep the bunnies out.  The raspberries (black and red) are looking excellent, and there are lots of flowers on my strawberries.  Both areas are in need of some serious weeding, though.  And the garlic is looking SPECTACULAR.  I should wind up with nearly 50 bulbs of garlic. This should be ready to harvest in a month or so.  I can't wait!

The tomato plants are looking GREAT, and are clearly eager to get into the garden. They range in size pretty widely from over a foot to 6ish inches, and I think they may be getting a little "sun burnt" being too close to the window, so I plan to move my table back tonight (although there's no sun predicted in the forecast until the weekend anyway. blah.).  I was able to salvage 11 tomato seedlings that I "thinned" from their original pots, and I re-planted them last night.  This more than makes up for the few that failed to grow!

The peppers are also doing well, with the hot peppers out-pacing the sweet varieties.  My husbands "mucho nacho" jalapenos are 4-6 inches tall at this point and looking great.  Most of the other peppers are in the 2-4 inch range.  I fertilized everything with an organic garden fertilizer last night, so I'm hoping for a nice growth spurt between now and my planned "plant out" date of around 5/28.  It's so close I can almost taste it!

Giant PA 5/15/2011-5/21/2011

And here are the organic and natural deals at Giant this week...

Al Fresco Chicken Sausage (12 oz) $3.99
Use $1/1 IP coupon (newsletter sign up)
OR Use $2/1 IP coupon if you have it (previously offered)

Nature's Promise Salad (16 oz) $5.79

Nature's Promise Boneless Chicken Breast $4.49/lb

Nature's Promise Sliced Bacon (12 oz) $4.49

Nature's Promise Beef Hot Dogs (16 oz) $4.49

Nature's Promise Grape Tomatoes $2.99

Green Mountain or Newman's Own Coffee (10-12 oz) $5.99

Organix Shampoo or Conditioner $4.99

GE Reveal CFL Bulbs B2G1 Free
Use $1/1 insert coupon (4/17/11SS, expires 6/11/11)

Weis Markets 5/15/2011-5/21/2011

Here are this week's Weis deals.  I took a week off last week... sorry about that!

Olivia's Organics Salads 2/$7
Use $1/1 IP coupon

Olivia's Organics Celery Hearts 2/$4

Meyer's All Natural Rib-Eye Steak $13.99/lb

Batter Blaster 2/$7
Note: Yes, this comes in an "organic" version.... although it doesn't seem quite right to me!

Oikos Greek Yogurt 4/$5
Note: Not the best price, but better than full price if you need yogurt! And the plain version is great in all sorts of recipes!
Use $0.50/2 IP coupon (registration required)

Marcal Small Steps Paper Towels or TP $4.99
Marcal Small Steps Napkins $1.99
Use $1/1 insert coupon (4/17/11 RP, expires 5/31/11)
Note: Some inserts may have received a $1/2 napkins coupon, others may see $1/1.  Please follow the wording on your coupon!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Bolder Challenge

Bolder is currently challenging participants to eat organic for a day-- and the first 2,000 people willing to take the challenge will earn a $1 coupon good on a Stonyfield 32 ounce yogurt.  Yum!  As of now there are about 1,800 coupons remaining, so hurry over and accept the challenge!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Giant May Price Cuts

Here are the new price cuts I saw at Giant.  Most of these prices are good through the end of May, but there are a couple that a different, so please note the dates!  The regular price is in parentheses, so you can note how much you're saving.

Honest Tea 10/$10 ($1.39) 8/27/11
*Note: Unfortunately Giant won't take the B1G1 IP coupon that was recently available. Bummer.

Cascadian Farms Granola Bars 2/$6 ($3.69) 5/28/11
Use $0.75/1 coupons available on coupons.com in April if you have them

Nature's Promise Cereals (various) 2/$5 ($2.85) 5/28/11

Barbara's Bakery Cereals (various) $2.99 ($3.69) 5/28/11
Use $1/1 IP coupon

Eatsmart Natural's Organic Corn & Rice Puffs 2/$5 ($2.99) 5/28/11

Snikiddy Snack Fries 2/$5 ($2.99) 5/28/11
Use $0.75/1 IP coupon (use 90210 if need be)

Nature's Promise Salsa 2/$4 ($2.49) 5/28/11

Nature's Promise Organic White Rice (32 oz) $3.29 ($3.89) 5/14/11

Kashi Organic Cereals 2/$6 ($3.79) 5/29/11

Giant Markets 5/1/11-5/7/11

Here's what's in the ad for Giant this week.  I also have the monthly price cuts to post- it's a shorter list than last month, unfortunately.

Yucatan Organic Guacamole or Avocado Hummus 2/$5
* Note: I've never had this brand-- I've only bought Wholly before.  Anyone tried this?  And what is avocado hummus, exactly?

Nature's Promise Organic Beans (15.5 oz) 10/$10
* Note: These go on sale for this price all the time, so unless you need some I wouldn't jump on it.

Nature's Promise Organic Long Grain White Rice (32 oz) $3.29

Cascadian Farms Granola Bars 2/$6

Barbara's Puffin Cereals (9-11 oz) $2.99
Use $1/1 IP coupon

Kashi Cereal (all varieties) 2/$5 

Nature's Promise Lean Ground Beef $4.29/lb

Nature's Promise Boneless Rib Eye $9.99/lb

Nature's Promise Boneless Chicken Thighs $2.99/lb

Nature's Promise Romaine Hearts (12 oz) $3.49

GE CFL Bulbs B1G1 Free
Use $1/1 insert coupon (4/17/11SS, expires 6/11/11)

Other "Natural" Deals
Simply Orange Juice 2/$6

Weis Markets 5/1/11-5/7/11

Another quiet week in the Weis ad as far as organic and natural deals go...

Sanderson Farms Chicken Leg Quarters $0.98/lb
*Note: Not organic, but linked to the website-- I think the FAQ and other information is pretty vague, which leaves me not trusting them, but make your own choice!

Coleman Natural Bacon (12 oz) $5.99
Coleman Natural Hot Dogs (16 oz) 2/$7
Use $1/1 IP coupons available after completing their survey

Olivia's Salads (5 oz) 2/$7
Use $1/1 IP from Coupons.com

Bionaturae Organic Pasta (15 oz) $2.99

Other "Natural" Deals
Edy's Fruit Bars 2/$6

Haagen-Daaz Ice Cream (14 oz) $3.29

Bolthouse Farms Juices (15.2 oz) 2/$5