So Sad.

Well we were so excited to head to the dairy fest today! I hope some of you got to go and enjoy, I would love to hear experiences if so! How was it? Get any goodies?
Well we headed out about 2:30 for the 45 min drive to the dairy fest. We never got in. We waited in traffic on the highway for 45 mins! Then turned around a mile away since the kids had to pee. So no dairy fest for me 👿
Now as we’re heading home from this disappointing event I’m planning our next weekend event.
So here’s the next big cheap event in our area. The Franklinton Fair is one of the last free fairs in the country. If you get in the gate parking is free, or local people sell their yards for parking for between 5 and 10 dollars per car. Once you get in they have rides, which you have to pay to ride of course, free things include the antique village with demonstrations, concerts, petting zoo, produce and animal prizes and local vendors showcasing their items.
I can vouch for this event, I’ve gone several times and have had no problem getting parking. There will be traffic, plan on an extra hour, but the fair is huge, with lots of free stuff to enjoy!

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Let’s Eat Healthy! Can I Afford That….?

Have you ever been in the grocery store, walking through the produce section? And in your head your thinking, “I should really buy more fruits and veggies for the kids. But they’re so darn expensive!” Yeah, I do that every week. Then I go to the farmers market, which lots of other eating healthy on a budget sites tell you to do…. Well, I guess I live in an area that doesn’t have a lot of local growers, because the farmer’s market is even more expensive than the grocery store! So here I sit, trying to figure out how to save money on fresh produce.

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I’ve often heard about this elusive CSA box. Maybe they’re available in your area, but until yesterday in spite of searching and searching there simply was not a box available anywhere in my area. Insert sad face 😦 lol. Well, yesterday, while I was browsing my local farmer’s market facebook page I came across something that totally excited me! Should I share???

Ok, ok I will. I stumbled across this, it’s a website that allows you to pick ahead of time what you pick up at your local farmer’s market! I know, exciting right?! Here’s what even better, one if the local growers offers a CSA bag, YAY! So I did a bit more research to see what all was included in their bag.

So here is the list of what the CSA bag included last week, “turnips, lots cucumber, mustard greens, yellow squash, peppers sweet and hot, honey, eggs, bread, basil and some eggplant”. That’s taken directly from their website. That’s a lot in my book for just $25, and if you live closer and can pick up in Abita Springs then it’s only $20! Go get your bundle this weekend!!!

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Photo Cred,

https://www.facebook.com/stoneypointfarm/timeline

http://www.farm2friends.com/

Back for the Weekend

Ok so I’m back. Like many stay at home moms (SAHM) I only get a semi-sorta break when my hubs is home on the weekend. By that I mean I get to go to the grocery store without kids! Woot woot, lol. But this weekend there is another fun, free family event we’re planning on going to, yay!

The annual dairy fest is held about an hour from our town, so we are going of course. According to their website there’s a lot of fun stuff to look forward to! Some of the things included are; a pumpkin patch, wagon rides, a sorghum maze and tours of the dairy barn and there’s so much more! The fest this year is on Sat, Oct 3 from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Free, entry! Free tours! Free parking! Concessions start at just $1 and only go to $6. Talk about a cheap, fun way to entertain kids for an aftrenoon. Oh and did I mention, the weather is supposed to be a high of 78 and sunny! Double win!

Let’s go meet some cows 😀

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Pic from Country girls website.