As you already know, we shop at Target a lot – and not just for general household items, we also purchase most of our food there.
We were Target go-ers long before Mister Peters started working as a Senior Art Director in their corporate InHouse agency. Not only do we prefer the in-store experience, we also love the plethora of organic and natural food choices along with the low prices. Many items are much cheaper then their counterparts at the co-op, Whole Foods, Cub, Rainbow or Wal-Mart. Especially now that they offer 5% your entire purchase if you use a Target Red Card. It’s definitely a win-win situation.
Many people are very surprised when I tell them that the bulk of our grocery shopping is done at Target. It seems to be a common misconception that Target does not offer many of the products that you see featured on MMM. Today I am going to walk you through the highlights of shopping organic, natural and clean at Target. Please excuse the guerilla-style iPhone photos below. I was trying to get good pics, but not get caught in the process. 🙂
I love that SuperTarget carries the Dirty Dozen + organic!
Notice the little green tag above the price tag, this denotes that an item in the produce department is organic.
If the produce that is on the shelf doesn’t look fresh or well stocked, don’t be afraid to ask a Team Member if they have additional, fresher produce. Usually you will be greeted by a kind smile and fresh off-the-truck produce. Our Target received new shipments of produce and dairy on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Matthew and I try to shop early (around 8 or 9 AM) on these days to get the freshest produce.
Unpictured: organic peaches and cherries
Organic Root Veggies
Just BARE Chicken – I don’t usually purchase this variety of chicken, but in a pinch it works. We usually buy chicken breasts in bulk (3-4 lb) containers at Whole Foods or the co-op, because it’s cheaper, local and guaranteed to be humanely-raised.
Tip: if you visit the Just BARE Chicken website, you can answer a carbon footprint question and get a $1 off coupon.
Local Thousand Hills Cattle Company 100% grass-fed beef, including 92/8 ground beef and lean steaks.
Unpictured: organic and natural BBQ and mustards
Also, the top shelf boasts agave nectar and local honey
Unpictured: organic applesauce
Lots of oats, including Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-free oats and individual purse-packets of Raw Rolled oats with flaxseeds already added in. I like to grab a box of these for weekends that we are traveling away from home. They are so easy to grab-and-go. The packets even have a built-in convenient water measuring line to ensure that every bowl is perfectly cooked.
Unpictured: several organic and natural teas and coffees
Organic eggs are $1 more expensive at Target than at the co-op, so I only purchase these when I am desperately in need of eggs.
I do wish that they still carried Horizon Organic string cheese, because I have to make another stop to pick up string cheese for Allan and Matthew’s afternoon snacks. I would also love if they carried blocks of organic cheddar cheese.
Unpictured: Stahlbush Island Farms veggies.
Unpictured: organic strawberries and frozen mango
Sprouted Ezekiel english muffins
Organic and whole grain frozen waffles and pancakes (we do not buy these)
Unpictured: frozen wild salmon and tilapia
In case any of you Minneapolis locals are wondering, we shop at the Richfield SuperTarget off of Cedar and 66th Street.
I hope to do another similar post that highlights other ecofriendly, clean living household items that we purchase at Target.
Would you like to see more posts like this where I walk you through specific clean products that we regularly purchase?