I noticed not long ago that I no longer have a great deal of need to go to the local stores. It was kind of nice, but kind of weird!
We eat predominantly vegetables and some meat. The veggies come from a CSA (Community Sponsored Agriculture) farm in the growing season (find one near you at LocalHarvest.org or Google “CSA” and your nearest city) and from a co-op that delivers to our door in the off-season. All of it is organic. We buy our meat directly from a farmer that grows it (start your own search at EatWild.com or Google “pasture raised” and then the meat of your choice and your nearest city or “grass fed” and the same–although looking for beef often lands you with other meats as well). We’re heading in that direction for eggs as it takes longer and longer for us to find a permanent primary residence where we can have our own laying hens. :/
I order our spices, toothbrushes, loofahs when needed, some personal care products, and paper products (mostly toilet paper because we use cloth dishtowels and napkins) from Frontier Co-op where I get stuff at wholesale pricing and if I don’t order enough, I group my order with some other local friends to get free shipping. I order the rest of our stuff (shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste, the few cleaners I don’t make) from Young Living.
We’ve made these transitions over many years–bit by bit, piece by piece. Each year tackling a few new things until we had removed a lot of the toxins from our products and got to eating more and more healthy. Not to say that it doesn’t have it’s challenges, but I think the biggest perk is that there’s no temptation to buy stuff that will blow the budget (and possibly a streak of good health!).
So know that it’s possible–it’s just not always quick. And you can always turn here for help!