• $50 Weekly Menu Plan Help: Cookeville, TN 38501

    This weeks $50 weekly budget menu plan help across the USA focuses on Cookeville Tennessee. This time of year is perfect for scoring decent deals on fall fruits and baking supplies to stock the pantry.

    Bnhammond21 Wrote, "Family of 3 here! Zip code is 38501 and I shop at Food Lion, Walmart, and Kroger. Thanks so much for your help!!!"

    We've taken a look at the stores bnhammond21 has a tendency to frequent and discovered a few more in the area that might offer considerable additional
    savings, plus we've added in a few resources available in the area that she may not be aware of . . .

    Food Lion Deals from This weeks Flyer

    Hot House Tomatoes $1.47 lb
    Pears .92
    Muellers Pasta (Bogo Pasta $1.79/2) .89 each
    Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast $1.79lb
    London Broil $2.99

    Walmart Deals from this Weeks Flyer

    Great Value Cranberry Juice 1.67
    Great Value Pasta Sauce 1.37 jar

    • We'd love to be able to add deals, but their website is severely lacking in details, as usual!

    Kroger Deals from This Weeks Flyer

    Ground Beef $1.99 lb
    Apples .99 lb
    Milk Gallon $2.99
    Kidney Beans .69
    Pasta $1 box
    Canned Pineapple $1 ea
    Oranges .1
    Bacon $3. lb
    Chicken of the Sea Tuna $1.50 can

    Here are some additional resources that are available in this area that you might not be aware of:

    Aldi Deals from this weeks Flyer (Nov 28- Dec 4th)

    Avocado .39 ea
    Navel Oranges 4#/$1.99
    Grapefruit .29 ea
    Pomegranates .69 ea
    Mangoes .69 ea
    Tangerines 3#/1.49
    Ham Shank .99 lb
    Frozen Corn .65
    Frozen Peas .95
    Cream Cheese .99
    Hard Cheese $1.49 (Colby, Mozzarella, Cheddar, Jack, etc)
    Ocean Spray Cranberries .99
    Pineapples .99 ea

    Aldi Every Day Low Prices
    Bread $1.19 loaf
    1 # Real Butter $1.99
    Celery .89
    Artisan Lettuce $1.99
    1 lb baby Carrots .99
    Iceburg Lettuce .89
    Green Peppers 3/$1.99
    Cucumbers .75 ea
    Cauliflower $1.99
    Cherry Pie Filling $1.19
    Cake Mix .99
    Bananas .44lb
    Broccoli heads .99

    Save-a-Lot Deals from this weeks Flyer

    Celery .79
    Sweet Potatoes .49lb
    Whip .89
    Frozen Veggies .89
    Real Butter $1.99lb
    Jumbo Shrimp $4.99lb
    10 lbs Potatoes 2.99
    5 lbs Apples 4.99
    Pork Sirloin Roast $1.29
    Sweetened Condensed Milk 1.19
    Cranberry Sauce .89
    Evaporated Milk .69
    Kraft Cheese Slices 1.99

    Potential Grocery List & Plan:
    A = Aldi F= Food Lion K=Kroger S= Save-a-Lot W=Walmart

    (A) Ham Shank .99 lb x 5 = $4.95
    (K) Ground Beef $1.99 lb
    (F) Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast $1.79lb x3 =$5.37
    (A) Avocado .39 ea x 2 = .78
    (A) Grapefruit .29 ea (x3) = $0.87
    (A) Pomegranates .69 ea
    (A) Mangoes .69 ea
    (A) Tangerines 3#/1.49
    (A) Pineapples .99 ea
    (K) Apples .99 x2lbs = $1.98
    (A) Bananas .44lb x 3 =1.32
    (F) Pears .92lb (about 3 pears)
    (A) Bread $1.19 loaf
    (A) 1 # Real Butter $1.99
    (A) Cherry Pie Filling $1.19
    (A) 1 lb baby Carrots .99
    (A) Iceburg Lettuce .89
    (A) Green Peppers 3/$1.99
    Broccoli heads .99
    (S) Celery .79
    (S) Sweet Potatoes .49lb 3 =$1.47
    (F) Hot House Tomatoes $1.47 lb
    (S) 10 lbs Potatoes 2.99
    (S) Frozen Veggies .89
    (A) Frozen Corn .65 x2 = $1.30
    (A) Frozen Peas .95
    (A) Cream Cheese .99 =$0.99
    (A) Cheddar Cheese $1.49
    (K) Milk Gallon $2.99
    (W) Great Value Cranberry Juice 1.67
    (F) Muellers Pasta (Bogo Pasta $1.79/2) .89 each
    (W) Dried Peas .79
    (A) 1 doz Eggs .99
    Total Spent $51.82

    Breakfast Ideas:

    Lunch & Dinner Ideas:

    Other Side Dish & Snack Ideas:

    Farmers Markets & Other Grocery Deals:

    Here are some additional resources in your area that you might not have been aware of, but may offer really decent deals on fresh local produce and other goods:

    • 3 Sisters Farm- a Family owned and operated farm that offers seasonal fruits and vegetables. Location: Cookeville, TN 38501 ~ Website
    • Barefoot Farm- offers raised bed gardening, various berries and mushrooms Location: 2770 Pen Hook Rd Monterey, TN 38574

    • Bell Point Farms- offers naturally grown vegetables including sweet corn, green beans, potatoes and tomatoes Location: 5374 Granville Hwy Granville, TN 38564 ~FB

    • Blue Bird Legacy Farm- offers sheep, dairy goats, heirloom vegetables, fruits, handspun & mill spun yarn, fleece and more Location: Putnam County, Cookeville, TN 7:00 am- 1:00 pm Thursday, Friday, and Saturday ~Website

    • Cookville Farmers Market- Location: Downtown Center, 900 S. Walnut Street Cookeville TN 38501

    • East Main Produce- a fruit and veggie market located on 511 E Main St. Livingston, TN

    • Greer Family Farm- offers Location: PO Box 3422 Cookeville, TN 38502 ~website

    • Jackson County Farmers Market- offers wholesome locally grown produce and more Location: 757 Grundy Quarles Hwy, Gainesboro,
      TN ~website

    • Miracle Mountain Farms- offers artisan breads, cakes, pies, jams, jellies and a range of natural products and fresh herbs Location: 1704 Shipley Road Cookeville, TN 38501 ~website

    • Monterey Farmers Market- Location: Downtown Monterey TN 38574

    • Putnam Farmers Market- the only 'producer-only' farmers market available in the area ~website

    • Pick TN Products- this wonderful site offers great resources for local foods throughout Tennessee including pick your own fruits/veggies, as well as listings for fairs, flowers, plants, trees, pet foods and so much more ~Website ~FB

    • Reynolds Family Farms- offers fruits, vegetables, honey Location: 115 Lawson Road Gainesboro, TN 38562 ~Website FB

    • Sungarden Sprouts - offers alfalfa sprouts, bean sprouts, broccoli sprouts and more! Location: 820 E. 20th Cookeville, TN 38501

    • Tennessee Farm Fresh- a program that helps consumers locate fresh local foods & currently offers contacts for more than 100 producers throughout the state of Tennessee FB ~ website ~

    • West Tennessee Farmers Market- a year round open market that offers produce, beef, lamb, pork, chicken, goats milk butter and much more Location: 91 New Market Street Jackson, TN 38301 ~ Website ~FB


    If you happen to be from this area and know of additional inexpensive resources, please feel free to list them in the comments below so that others can enjoy them as well!

    If you haven't already, check out our eBook, "The 2012 Family Guide to Groceries under $250 a Month" for additional money saving tips and recipes for reducing your grocery bill!

    The requests for assistance have slowed considerably, We hope this means that folks have figured out how/where to find the best savings in their areas. If not, and you'd like to see your zip code featured, please feel to submit it here!
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