Buy And Store For 2 Months
When she was 9-years-old, Anita Varma was taught on how to store food for a longer period of time. And today at the age of 48, she still holds on to that tradition
Speaking to the Fiji Sun, Mrs Varma says that she still buys and stores food in case of emergency.
“I have a special storage at home and it is divided into two sections,” she said.
“One section is for perishable foods and the other is for non-perishable ones.”
Mrs Varma said perishable foods are meat, fish, eggs, milk, fruits and vegetables while non-perishable ones are canned stuff, dried peas, flour, sugar, salt, oil and cereals.
“At home I never leave my shelves empty and I always make sure that food items are always available for a period of two months. I learned how to do shopping the hard way. My husband used to be busy working while I’m also busy with the house chores.”
Mrs Varma said she is the only person that does her family’s shopping.
“I’ve managed to do it some way or another and I visit several supermarkets like Shop N Save supermarket and Rajendra’s supermarket but I keep to my shopping tactic. “Sometimes going from one supermarket to another makes no difference at all. So I continue to do my shopping where there it’s spacious, parking is available and much closer to the Labasa market.”
Mrs Varma said shopping is about buying what is needed the most for a period of two months at an affordable price.
“So during time of emergency I don’t have to beg anyone for food or put my health at risk,” she added.