Skip to comments.Food prices rise sharply - and there's more to come
Posted on 12/16/2010 6:58:21 PM PST by Mad Dawgg
For the first time since 2008, inflation is hitting consumers in the stomach.
Grocery prices grew by more than 1 1/2 times the overall rate of inflation this year, outpaced only by costs of transportation and medical care, according to numbers released Wednesday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Economists predict that this is only the beginning. Fueled by the higher costs of wheat, sugar, corn, soybeans and energy, shoppers could see as much as a 4 percent increase at the supermarket checkout next year.
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Yes, seed packets keep. You might loose 10% of germination after a year. More as the years go by.
I think in Germany the solar farmers put the panels high enough off the ground that they can grow food under them. I could imagine that in very sunny/hot places, that might even be beneficial.
I need to buy another 50 inch plasma TV. That reminds me. I need to and you helped me remember.
But, I thought the MSM said Palin had it wrong. There was no food cost inflation. That was just last month. Now we hear that food prices have been going up this YEAR.
As I recall, the column criticizing Palin was published in the Wall Street Journal.
Et tu, WSJ?
Things will get worse before they get better.
How much is Glenn Beck’s recommended seed pack?
survivalistseed.com charges $140 for the heirloom seeds of vegetables that will produce seeds that came be replanted next year.
Most plant seed sold now is hybrid and doesn’t reproduce true to self seeds.
However, some of the best things to have are turnips, potatoes and oats which could withstand the doomsday climate scenario. And I don’t see those on the heirloom seed lists.
Nice little local company here in the Mo. Ozarks. Kinda leans in the vegetarian/tree-hugger way, but they have an awesome collection of heirloom seeds from all over. Their print catalog is pure seed p0rn. Gorgeous photography, decent prices.
(and No, I don't work for them, but I do live near by!)
Indeed. We call our pooch The World's Most Spoiled Rotten Dog. He knows it. But he's a peach of a hound.
Corn going to gasoline, instead of feeding the live stock, causing prices to go up..along with shortages of this food group.
Update: CNG per gallon price is dropping back down $.50 due to tax credits included in the tax cut bill to be signed today. So, my per gallon price is going to be $1.02. Looking at a propane/natural gas whole house backup generator possibly next year.
See post #30.
I have seen that exact same price hike on the Eight O’Clock 36 oz. whole coffee beens. I grind my own also and have at least three bags worth in reserve. My Wife and I drink a lot of coffee. I have weighed the amount of beens it takes for a full pot of coffee and now weigh out that amount and vaccum pack them and store in the freezer. Roasted Coffee beans loose flavor quickly.
Wal-mart big wigs (regional types) show up quite often in the stores in thair areas. No Big deal. Unless the employees and Manager have not been doing what they are expected to do.
Feisty little thing then, eh?
It might not be the chickens.... I think it may be my lack of culinary skills when it comes to birds. :)
Hey! You been over here yet?
**Freeper Kitchen Ping**
Perhaps Red_Devil 232 should be my assistant. The little Devil on my shoulder.
do you cook the bones or give it to them raw?
“Buy loads of em when in season and freeze.”
I’ll start doing that - thanks for the reminder. Good call on the black cherry juice!!!
Raw. Been doing so for decades.
They file them down so fast by the time we get home the bones are clean enough to come in the house,
And they bring them in to add to there dry bone box, they don’t bury them like a typical dog would.
Now and then I go through the bone box and throw them out.
My God the look on their faces.
Think of a child parting from their favorite stuffy.
I'll see if we have Whidby’s here, if it's that good, it's worth picking up a bottle.
God is really good to us Americans. Too bad so many of them are too stupid, blind to the fact or just don't care to acknowledge it. When that goodness is gone, though, they'll notice.
Knudson Black Cherry Juice is extremely varialbe in price.
I found it at the best price of around $3 a bottle at Freddies/kroger everywhere else it is around $6 a bottle.
I’ll look for that brand. We don’t have any Freddies/Krogers here though.
The ungrateful Americans will be the first to expire because they don’t know how to be self reliant.
No meds. No food. No shelter.ect ect...
I enjoy a White Zin with snacks like cheese and fruit or cheese and crackers, etc. I keep extra Beringers for visitors. It goes bad/tasteless before I can drink an entire bottle if I open one for just my own use. Refrigerating opened wines ‘washes’ their flavor away.
To faith in God plays a part in all that too.
Refrigrating opened wines is useless; might as well throw the remainder out or maybe cook with them.
Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds - great place. Went to one of their fall festivals a few years back. Would love to make a return visit. Their free seed catalog is a real work of art. Got my 2011 catalog last week. Just the thing to peruse indoors on a cold winter day. We order from them every year. The young man that started it has really built himself a nice business.
My dog killed a squirrel yesterday - don’t think I wasn’t tempted to skin and eat it, LOL!
But, seriously, if anyone needs help getting their food budget under control, I’m glad to help. I spent MANY years feeding two adult men, myself and three teen boys on about $175.00/month. It can be done! :)
Ten Dollar Grocery Budget:
Note: This works if you have $10, or have to borrow $10 from your Parents, LOL! :)
Try these sites for seeds and information about seed saving and storage. I used to work for Seed Savers and now I work for Jung’s:
Yup its 48 bucks in the Great State of Texas to hunt on public lands over 1 million acres scattered across our fine state. We have drawn hunts too for 3 bucks an entry some places are so remote that every entry gets drawn. Small game hunting is allowed in most of our Wildlife Management Areas for 20 bucks a day or free with the annual permit, kids 17 and under hunt free with an adult and their permit that’s 10 deer for a father son team using all 5 tags each per season more venison that one family can eat in a season. We get spring late spikeless in most of the state too for a second crack at Bambi.
For small game parts of Texas have an effective unlimited bag limit for squirrels and rabbits some places are 10 each per day per person, use a small rifle like a 17 HMR & 20gr FMJ which is legal in Tx for all small game and take the meat home. Feral hogs have no bag limits or closed season anywhere in the state and the little ones are quite delicious especially smoked whole over pecan and oak till fall off the bone tender. Again the 17HMR FMJ to the head leaves all the meat. The 17 is a sweet little tack driver my Mossberg shoots sub quarter sized groups at 100 meters off the bipod; to that distance its point and shoot for head shots on little edible critters. Ammo is cheap too ten bucks for 50 rounds lots of feral pork and rabbit for dinner at that rate. 5.56mm makes short work of feral hogs too but is too much gun for small game like rabbit or squirrels. When I small game hunt I carry my 17 and my Bushmaster flattop M4 with a Bushnell mildot on the rail in case something that legally needs a centerfire walks by. Like a deer or a turkey. 5.56 to the high neck or head for bambi or the wing joint ends the day every time for those critters too. FMJ again keeps the meat damage to a minimum an perfectly legal in Texas, shot placement shot placement slot placement is what hunting is all about.
There is no reason to pay 10 plus dollars a pound for beef or farm raised venison, or organic pork, shoot, clean, eat well.
You'll have tomatoes to give away.
if you do the shopping and the baking, you know prices have jumped...
I don’t eat fruitcake but I like to make it and my husband loves it...but anybody catch the price of those candied fruits?....ridiculous...
hope your son is doing okay.....
I love Fred Meyers and their normal prices are high but they do have sales and coupons that are very good....veggies at 3/$1...good milk prices...2# cheese at $3.50...etc....
yes...that is a plus...the new "value" hamburgers and fries are what they started out with 45 yrs ago....you could get a small simple hamburger, a small fry, and a drink for one dollar....
Thanks for asking.
He is doing amazingly great.
Same back to you and your daughter.
I’ve got my own place with lots of deer and a 3 acre lake so
living off the land wouldn’t be too hard. Nice thing about
my location is that the deer are corn and clover fed and the
meat is excellent, even for those who don’t have much use
for game. I’d like to try one of the .17 rifles some time.
A friend of mine had one 40 years ago, and it flopped then.
Is the new version the same round?
my mother fed we 6 kids and my dad made little money....she made TOMATO gravy and we had it served over toast...it was outrageously good....
she used to make her own pizza dough and all with a little tomato paste and oregano and maybe a little cheese if she had it....
we didn't have steak or lobster or crab but we had hamburger and chicken on Sunday....still the best food I remember in my life....filling,delicious, wanted and appreciated...
I got my Bakers last week...I nearly screamed it was so pretty...big glossy pics it was like looking at an oversized coffee table book....I highly recommend ordering one if you just need to smile......
>I bought some flash frozen local farm birds and they were horrible to eat.<
I wonder if they were spent layers, which tend to be tougher than the cornish cross broilers. The broilers are processed when they’re about 8 weeks so they’re tender.
Not sure but others at the time concurred ya had to boil them to make them eat able.
Should be interesting to hear the excuses for it.
all the Perdue ones were 8lbs, so they turn out dry in the inside (Im not the greatest cook in the world either, mind you).
did you baste the chicken???? ;)