A Week In Brooklyn, NY, On A $44,000 Salary

11:30 a.m. — I get to the market and it’s super busy. The weather is nice, so lots of folks bring their dogs and I even spot an actress from Orange Is the New Black! I buy red potatoes, sweet potatoes, mushrooms, bread, onions, a vegan chocolate chip cookie, and a beet, and put in another order for a half bushel of “imperfect” apples from the apple farmer. Americans waste nearly 40% of food, so I like buying fruit that otherwise wouldn’t get sold. Hooray for saving money and the planet! I have plenty of dry goods like beans, rice, and oats left from a bulk trip last week, so this week’s grocery haul is somewhat inexpensive. I usually spend around $50 per week. $27.80