Herbal Momma's School of Domestic Arts
Herbal Momma, aka, Kristine Farley loves everything herbal, but has an infinity for all domestic and home arts.
This blog is a journal of family and domestic art activities that will be published in her forthcoming book,
Herbal Momma's School of Domestic Arts.

February 17, 2011

Food Shortages and Prices

This post is not to scare anyone, but only to encourage you to become more self-reliant, plan and plant a garden, dehydrate what you can and stock up with some extra food.

 Food Shortages are already here.  This was at a grocery store (sorry for the blurred image, cell pic.) But it says that broccoli, cauliflower, cucumbers, green peppers, green beans are currently not available. Many others produce items have gone up 30% or more in price. 

Look at the prices of zucchini squash.   This is real time.  Today I paid $2.78 for a pound of butter.  Just four weeks ago I paid $1.98. From what I have read the price increases are due to weather, crop failures, economics and national food shortages. 


Kellene Bishop at Preparedness Pro has written a comprehensive article series that I would recommend to everyone. Food Shortage Series - Part 1  Be sure to read her additional articles too. Kellene is very knowledgeable in many areas of global economics, commodities, and preparedness.

At bit of good news.  Great sale on Natural Boneless, Skinless Chicken for $1.59 per pound.
Zaycon Foods ~ Chicken Breast Sale

I am cleaning out my freezer to make room for more chicken, butter and meat.   In so doing, I am dehydrating the frozen vegetables.  One pound of frozen veggies drys down to about 3/4 cup.  Easy to store and even easier to use.  We plump them up for a side dish by cooking slowly and adding water as necessary over a medium heat.  Adding them to soups or stew is awesome.

So to wrap these thoughts up...We live in exciting times.  Never at any time on earth are so many things been happening, both good and bad.  I love to getting better prepared and I feel more secure having a little extra in the cupboards for a rainy day :)

PS- You might also be interested in watch Why Your Grocery Bill Will Double in 2011?

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