DIY Kraut vs. Store Bought

I suck at math and budgeting, but I can ferment like a rock star. It's a beautiful, sunny weekend in California and although it's very very tempting to be outdoors right now, I am crafting this blog to compare the value of homemade sauerkraut against buying it ready-made.  Basically, the tangible factor is, of course, cost and savings.  But there's also the intangible essence of creativity, satisfaction, and quality when you make your own lacto-fermented vegetables at home.
I like to ruminate on the intangible, but let's get the nitty-gritty part of dollars and savings out of the way first.
This morning, I walked to my local organic food market and purchased two live-culture sauerkrauts nearly $10. I did it for your sake, so that we can sit down an do a price comparison and show you how much can be saved when you do it yourself!

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In summary, if you made your own sauerkraut using organic ingredients, it would only cost less than $3 bucks for 32 ounces.  Whereas, a jar of organic store bought kraut costs almost twice as much for half the amount!
So, in conclusion, it is quite clear that you will save a lot of $$$$$$$$$ when you make these fermented superfoods yourself!

Happy DIYing,

Karen