Over the last few years inflationary pressures have driven up the cost for many items that Canadians purchase regularly. From lumber to groceries, and now gas, it’s been hard to not feel the pinch.
If you’re one of the many Canadian’s that’s looking to save money on groceries, you’ve probably done your fair share of researching to see how you can save a few bucks when filling your fridge. But what if we told you there was a way to save money on groceries, and it just took a few buddies, a deep freezer, and a car ride?
Buying in bulk isn’t something new. People have been buying in bulk directly from farmers to save money for quite some time. When you compare the price of buying a steak, vs buying a whole/half/quarter beef, you will notice a significant reduction in cost. Bulk purchasing lowers the overall cost, and allows you to get more bang for your buck. But what if you don’t have the buying power (or space), to buy in large quantities yourself? Introducing #FractionalFresh! As the name suggests, you’re buying a fraction of a larger quantity, allowing you to take advantage of the cost savings that buying bulk offers, without shouldering the cost by yourself. All you need to do is find a few friends, hop on G’day, and connect with a nearby farmer and see if they would be able to sell you the quantities that you’re looking to purchase. It’s just that simple. The next steps is to chat with your friends and see what ratio of cuts you would like to get. Meaning, how many steaks, roasts, ground beef, etc., would your group like to receive cut and wrapped. Typically you have control over what cuts you receive, but always remember, there’s only so many steaks you can get depending on the size of beef you decide to go with (whole, 1/2, 1/4).
Beef isn’t the only product that you could see bulk purchasing options for. To find out if bulk purchasing is available, simply give the producer that you’re thinking about visiting a call and ask. It’s just that easy.
The nice thing about buying direct from the producer is that you get to have a conversation with the person that produces your food. You can ask any questions that you would like to know about their products, as well as discuss pricing options for larger purchases. These are all things that you can’t do at your local big box grocer.
When it comes to saving money on groceries, your best bet might just be buying nearby.
G’day is a platform that connects you with local farms and producers, allowing you to buy your groceries straight from the folks that produce them. From produce to protein, wine to cheese, you’ll find it on G’day!