Food Prices

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Whispering Winds, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. Good Morning all, I have been so busy lately just trying to keep up with life's demands, I haven't been able to get on here nearly as much as I use too. Dang it. Really miss reading your input big time!!!! But, I work a few hours a week in a mom and pop grocery and a man came in yesterday and said he and his wife went to Aldi's and the checker told them to stock up NOW because all their stock in the back would come out on the floor at 30% higher and some will be 75%. I think produce will be the 75%, because I buy Romaine for my finches and cockatiels and three weeks ago, it was 99-cents for a beautiful big bunch at the produce store, then the following week it was $1.49 and this past week it was $2.99. So, prepare yourself folks, its coming.
  2. nivtup

    nivtup Songster

    Apr 24, 2008
    Shelton Washington
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  3. pdsavage

    pdsavage Sussex Monarch

    Mar 27, 2008
    Now is the time to start growing your Romaine and as much food as you can.
    I have starters going now and will get more seedlings going as soon as i clear off more space in the house.
    "sorry kids im taking over your dresser tops" hehehehe
  4. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

    Oct 2, 2008
    Buy seeds and rip up all that grass in your lawn. Grow whatever you want and your animals need.
  5. hollymh

    hollymh *A Scrambled Egg*

    Feb 8, 2009
    Oh goody. I just planted my organic's, I have tomatoes going and producing already, watermelon, calamency, cucumbers, squash, oninons, green peas and a few others, I gave up getting fruits and veggies here, they are just too darn expensive!
  6. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

    Oct 2, 2008
    Can you plant grape vines?

    I KNOW you can grow strawberries and blueberries in your area.

    I have grape vines, apple trees and a pear tree. I also grow alpine strawberries and ground cherries.
  7. Mattemma

    Mattemma Crowing

    Aug 12, 2009
    Zukes and lettuce are easy to grow.Harbor Freight has their green houses on sale.Not the best quality,but my mom's greenhouse is still chugging along after 10 years.

    I am getting more apple trees this year. I planted elderberry and plum last year.
  8. I have WHAT in my yard?

    I have WHAT in my yard? Songster

    Jun 24, 2008
    Eggberg, PA
    Chicken feed here went from $10 a 25lb bag to $15 in the last three months. I have millet, sunflower, corn and a few other grasses' seed ready to go.

    DH was complaining to me about how we have too much food in the house then he went to the supermarket and eyeballed the prices himself! I have never regretted stocking up.
  9. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    All the more reason that people should finally at least TRY to grow their own food. Even in a little suburb yard, some lettuce and carrots couldn't hurt. [​IMG]
  10. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

    Apr 19, 2009
    Fall Creek Falls TN
    I picked up a small package of zucchini for my latkes the other day, and when I got to the checkout the cashier remarked on how expensive it was- $4.99 a pound- for zucchini! I didn't even realize it. Needless to say, the latkes were zucchini-less.

    I have sprouts, turnip greens, romaine and bok choy growing in my kitchen. It's not much- but it looks pretty and it'll save me some money until the danger of frost is past.

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