A few weeks ago we woke up early and drove to a park 20 minutes from our house, where we met up with the scheduled white passenger van bearing our order of butter oil (and maple syrup). There’s a bulk foods company set up in the area that schedules specific pickups for specific foods like these. It’s kind of funny, but we’re sort of used to funny by now. They order huge truckloads for cheaper prices, and then they sell stuff to people like us. So we got a better price on the butter oil we’d been wanting, and that made the whole trip worth it to us. Here’s why we did it.