I wasn't cutting them any slack whatsoever. I was like a spoiled little child stomping and screaming, I want my apples and I want them now. I was the typical person who believes that they are "entitled" to anything that they want.
Well, if I want an apple, I can go to the store and buy one right? So I had to go back to the original reason why I started buying from this company. When I re-read their website, I was reminded again why I like them. Here's a bit from their home page:
"We chose to call our business Azure Standard, to signify by the name what we are attempting to do. Azure is a shade of blue which has been associated with law, justice, and honesty. In raising an azure standard, we want to place an honest standard in the marketing of food. We feel that the correct way to effect a positive change is not to attack the way it is being done, but to begin to do it right."
They implemented a new computer system recently and are in the process of working out the bugs. Previously I worked as a computer support person and I know first hand how many problems companies have when they go live with a new computer system.
Anyway, I picked up my order yesterday and it was wonderful to see all of my goodies! Guess what I got - apples! I'm looking forward to increasing my order with them every month. They have so much stuff that you can buy from them that it's a little overwhelming to get started.
- 6 lbs organic apples $4.40
- 10 pounds frozen strawberries $17.10 (making smoothies and trying my hand at jelly using Pomona's Pectin this time)
- 5 lbs organic carrots $4.70
- 1 head of organic cauliflower $2.50
- 4 lbs of butter $15.80
I also ordered oats, black beans, pinto beans, white rice, wild rice, mustard, and lime juice but I'm not sure how long any of those items will last. I spent about $80 on food. I was only "supposed" to spend $60 if you look at how my budget breaks down in my post Thrift and Food on a Budget. It'll be interesting to see how it all averages out. I didn't spend much at Sam's Club this month.
I am sooooo very glad to be done with my stinkin' thinkin' about this company. Their customer service is wonderful and they've fixed every problem I ever had.
Check out Heavenly Homemakers for a wonderful post about how Laura grocery shops for her family (including an Azure Standard order).
You may not be able to buy from a company like Azure due to your location, but I bet there is something out there in your area if you keep looking. IF it's a priority to you...it may not be and that is OKAY!!! You may have your plate full just trying to put a homemade meal on the table instead of buying processed food.
Remember, baby steps!!!
This post has been linked to:
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