My family of 5 (2 adults and 3 children) spend between $200-$240 per week most weeks on all of our grocery needs (including the cleaning supplies). We buy all whole foods or minimally processed (like spelt flour) and make things at home. Where we live in Vermont, we do not have Whole Foods or Trader Joe's. We do have local organic grocery stores and farmer's markets, as well as CSA's, which we have done in years past--not this year. We buy as much as we can locally and feel good about our health, earth and supporting people in our own community, who love and nurture the land to bring quality food locally. The financial piece is important to consider, of course, however, it is not everything. We do spend a lot on groceries AND we are blessed by the healthy nutrition and vibrant foods our money offers us. As well as our money blessing our local farmers and local employees. Also, we make choices--we choose to buy at local quality 2nd hand stores for clothing, buy quality items when we do buy extras because quality matters in all things, and do a lot of hiking, gardening, having family meals with friends, and enjoying each other in rich ways that do not involve lots of financial cost. Everyone makes choices. Everything we do has a cost and a reward. It is simply choosing where to put our attention and focusing on the richness we choose.