I recently moved to a very small town..population around 8,000. No mainstream grocery stores,health food stores or a shopping mall. Well they do have a couple of strip malls one with Walmart and a few other small centers anchored by small grocery stores. So I hit the farmers market every Wednesday and Saturday. I bought this entire group of items here for under $3.00. I bought free range eggs from a lady who lets her hens roam for $3.00 a dozen as well.
I am growing some herbs and growing stevia to use instead of what you buy in the store that has been processed. I will report back soon