Dear Crabby, Is it Inconsiderate to Take Your Groceries to the Coffee Line at the Grocery Store?

Dear Crabby, I was out at a grocery store at lunch the other day, to get some lunch stuff for the rest of the week. I decided I should get myself a coffee as a treat. I ordered my coffee and was rung up for the coffee and about 6 frozen lunch meals, and paid. After I was done, and I was standing by waiting for my coffee, the man behind me was trying to get my attention. In short, he was irritated that I had taken up the coffee line to pay for my groceries, and wanted to let me know that … [Read more...]

Fresh Thyme Farmers Market Opens in Rochester Hills

Fresh Thyme Farmers Market comes to Michigan Rochester Hills, Troy and Northville welcomed a new grocery store into their communities this week—fresh Thyme Farmers Market—along with a store in East Lansing, the chain now has four locations in Michigan. Fresh Thyme Farmers Market is a full-service specialty retailer focusing on value-priced fresh, healthy, natural and organic offerings. It boasts an extensive produce department with organic and local fruits and vegetables, a natural … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Why do people buy in bulk?

Dear Crabby, I see people joining these warehouse stores and buying huge quantities of food and perishables and I wonder why? I have a small family and I think you can get what you need in smaller quantities if you are just diligent with the sales. What is the appeal of these mega-stores anyway? Sincerely. Keepin It Simple Dear Keepin It Simple, Well, a couple of reasons come to mind as to why people are so drawn to these mega-warehouse stores. The price is a big driver of course, … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Should we choose paper or plastic?

Dear Crabby, I am asked if I want paper or plastic every time I cash out at the grocery store. Does it really matter what I choose? Sincerely, Sally Not-Green Dear Sally Not-Green, That's a great question! I have often wondered that as well. I am all for saving the whales and keeping the glaciers frozen, but I have always felt suspicious about these recycling efforts that the government is behind. I know if you search for "recycling hoax" on the Internet all sorts of things come up … [Read more...]