Skip to comments.Prices at LDS canneries show inflation for food up between 11 and 49%
Posted on 04/18/2011 4:49:20 PM PDT by DeaconBenjamin
Price inceases on April 4th at the LDS canneries show inflation up between 11 and 49% for many basic food staples. These rise in prices are a strong barometer for the overall economy since the LDS facilities are usually the last to raise prices for their communities, which provides food in bulk that they can collect through their vast networking operations.
According to the new price list from April 4th, many food staples have increased by more than 20% since the last price list came out just 3 months ago on January 3rd.
Beans. Black 13.69%
Beans, Pinto 12.13%
Beans, White 11.88%
Milk, Non Fat Dry 25.00%
Wheat, Red/White 44.54%
Apple Slices 24.53%
Oats, Quick 48.90%
Oats, Regular 49.19%
Potato Flakes 33.33%
Beans, Refried 27.72%
Cocoa Mix 40.69%
Fruit Drink Mix 26.20%
As the government and Federal Reserve continues to tell the American people that inflation is low, and contained by their monetary policies, the real barometer of inflation in the economy comes from the grocers, markets, and institutions that deal with food sales and production, and must monitor prices daily as commodities continue to climb.
The LDS's raising food prices at their canneries by 11 to 49% in just three months should be a serious wakeup call to all Americans on the true inflationary conditions that exist in our economy, and that we need to constantly look outside government reports for the true data affecting our spending and finances.
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I was buying their canned powdered milk for $15.95 since last year. I went to buy more this past month and in one month it went from $15.95 to 19.95.
Some food pantries — at what they were getting for their $ — can no longer afford to keep their shelves stocked...and are having to appeal elsewhere.
The pinglists may find this interesting....
Scary....inflation is obviously a lot worse than the media (both Liberal and GOP) are mentioning
Teaching preparedness is one of only 2 things ,I believe, to be of worth to come out of the LDS church. The other one is John Moses Browning, which in a way, helps us prepare too.
I just checked my inflation gage today. Small cup of coffee and two stick donuts: 1999 $.90, Nov 2008 $2.65, April 2011 $2.95. There no inflation.LOL
I only got to attend a canning session one time about two years ago, but it was a lot of fun.If you can I encourage anyone to go. It's fun and the people I worked with were a great bunch and there was absolutely NO pressure as far as pushing LDS doctrine on me. Very difficult for a non-Saint to attend here in Albuquerque.
$3 bucks for that? Where are you LA, Chicago or NYC?
if one is not LDS, one can still shop at their pantries?
Is there an LDS outlet store in Albq??
I gotta go up there in May for follow-up appointment at the VA, and it might be worth a visit before I head home.. ;)
It’s my understanding the answer is “Yes”.
I believe Utah Girl was the one that shared such a operation with us once here at FR. She is a wealth of information on canning and storage.
She hasn’t posted since November 2010....prayers that she is Ok.
It apparently varies from ward to ward. I was allowed to attend one session. A couple of missionaries manage to find me a sponser to attend that a session. I boxed and stacked cases of powder milk during the session and then I help many get their purchase out to their vehicles. Like I said it was a very good experince, fun friendly people and I came away with a good sense of accomplishing something. Additionally I manage to surprse a few Saints with my volunterying to help them get their purchases out to their cars they where surprise when they found out a non-Saint was working so hard to help.
I miss Utah Girl!
She always posted a lot of good, common sense information.
Columbus,Oh I’m sure the cost is higher in those cities. here the kicker. The size of the donuts got smaller (surprise, surprise). The coffee went from 10oz to 12oz back to 10oz.
“if one is not LDS, one can still shop at their pantries?”
Yes, you can. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints does not restrict members of others faiths from using the “Cannery” (”Provident Living, Family Home Storage Center” is the actual name, FYI). There are, however, municipal ordinances that restrict non Latter-day Saints from using the Canneries in some cities, so it’s probably best to make a quick call and double check.
Kart, are you referring to a canning session at a chapel, or at one of the home storage facilities? I know in a lot of areas there are sessions where the canning equipment is brought to a meetinghouse, and the whole ward/congregation does a lot of packing en masse, so I was curious.
Here’s the info for the two in New Mexico, there is one in Albuquerque.
NM - Albuquerque
Phone (505) 343-1905
FAX (505) 255-3736
Address 4400 Presidential Dr NE
Albuquerque , New Mexico 87109
NM - Farmington
Phone (505) 326-3506
Address 925 Cannery Court Ste B
Farmington , New Mexico 87401
Here’s a link I found to find a Home Storage Center, wherever they may be found:
Here in Albuquerque they have a very nice modern cannery next door to the Bishop’s Storehouse. Very modern with stainless steel tables and equipment, four canning machines and tile floors and walls to make easy clean-up. Very nice set-up.
Ah, ok, I was wondering. I know only through reading, but I’ve been told that because it’s a non-profit system, there are some strange requirements in some areas, that vary. Some are allowed only LDS clients, some allow non LDS clients with a sponsor, and some allow anyone. I have never lived in an area that did not allow an open client system, but my understanding was that’s it’s municipal, though I could have been misinformed. I know that with the “wet-pack” (beef stew, corn, peas, chicken, etc. etc. in cans) are only allowed to sell any intems at the rate of production cost, and that you are limited in the number you can purchase, and that you MUST volunteer for so many hours (and can only purchase the same foodstuff you canned, and must pick it up later in the week because of health codes or some such, after quality control) or be an LDS Storehouse or cannery missionary. I personally have never gone to one of the cities where the wet pack was available, and have no clue about if one has to be a Latter-day Saint or not, but it’s something that may be worth looking into.
It’s good to know you had a good experience. I’ve been to the dry pack cannery a in a neighboring town a few times, but the price on all food is getting to be so high. I’m glad I expanded my garden this year by nearly 10x the size. I’m hoping to learn canning this year too, because I love salsa!
“Teaching preparedness is one of only 2 things ,I believe, to be of worth to come out of the LDS church. The other one is John Moses Browning, which in a way, helps us prepare too.”
We (cough, I) can go through a pint of homemade homegrown salsa a day. Just came in from spot watering the newly planted seeds and transplants from my new garden plot. Hadn't had a garden in years but with prices going up and limited income becoming more limited, we put in a small garden. Don't know how it's going to go with so much shade but it's better than nothing. Also, don't know how it's going to like having to root through the old bathroom debris we found while tilling, #%&^%##!!!
I used to fill my gas tank for $2.50.
It now costs $42.00.
Thanks, you commie RATS.
Try raising your bed next year and use raised rows. It works well for my garden as the soil here was all landfill. Graded lots in Florida often are full of bad land fill sand. I put up tons of veggies yearly. I’m not sure it you can do well with full shade. Maybe some beans and cucumbers but tomatoes and other full sun varieties may not produce. You can certainly grow good lettuce especially bib and red leaf. Could you cut a branch or two from the shade source? Good luck!
Back in the day, you could dig up $2 in change to buy enough gas to party all week.
Yikes, no way can I raise the yard. Since we remodeled the house 15 years ago, I’ve said the yard was higher. My family laughed me off until last month when we found out the contractor buried our old bathroom out there. Rain water now pours down the higher yard and right into the front door. I want to get a water barrel or something - nice front door decor, huh. Yeah, hubby says he’ll cut some tree limbs but I’ll believe that when I see it. It may have to wait until winter since the limbs would come crashing down in the middle of the garden.
I also suspect there’s more debris in my berry patch. Hubby was hitting hard stuff when tilling and whatever it is is too big to dig up and there’s lots of cement bits. Years ago, pre-remodeling times, berries did fine there but I’ve planted and replanted and everything dies. I’m NOT a happy camper. I’m living over a landfill! Can’t move anything over to the other side because the new rules on septic systems meant that we had to re-route the old one ($$$$) so the new one is all zig-zaggy across the other part of the yard. Nope, not a happy camper.
Yikes! We had to have a small earth mover to direct water in our backyard. The developer behind our property graded the lots their much higher than required and with the topography already lower toward my home rain would almost come in the back door. This worked out well for us and it might possibly get rid of a bunch of junk out there on your property. It can be expensive but if you know someone who can operate one of these it’s worth paying them.
you don’t post much either varina.....miss you too...