Milk Powder

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kootenay kid wrote:Peppercorn. Are you sure the price of the chicken was for just one? Our Supercenter has them for 2 for 15.
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I cant say I am sure but I looked at the sign pretty close, I will double check when I am next in by asking at the counter. It is posible the price was for two, but the signage sure didnt say so.


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I've cut out a lot of red meat from our meals except for ground beef, stew meat every 5 or 6 weeks and the occasional roast. The prices are so high compared to pork and chicken. A decent cut of steak isn't going to be on our plates any time soon! The sales flyers are full of pre-made frozen meals, chips & soda, cleaning supplies, health & beauty but not much as far as real food. I mail order 25lb bags of dried beans because I can't find anything local except for 1 or 2 lb bags.
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Foxglove wrote:I've cut out a lot of red meat from our meals except for ground beef, stew meat every 5 or 6 weeks and the occasional roast. The prices are so high compared to pork and chicken. A decent cut of steak isn't going to be on our plates any time soon! The sales flyers are full of pre-made frozen meals, chips & soda, cleaning supplies, health & beauty but not much as far as real food. I mail order 25lb bags of dried beans because I can't find anything local except for 1 or 2 lb bags.

Yep, prices are getting bad, only buy ground beef, roast, stewing meat and chicken, and all from Costo.Local butcher became to high priced though thats still the only place I can get good soup bones.
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Foxglove wrote:I've cut out a lot of red meat from our meals except for ground beef, stew meat every 5 or 6 weeks and the occasional roast. The prices are so high compared to pork and chicken. A decent cut of steak isn't going to be on our plates any time soon! The sales flyers are full of pre-made frozen meals, chips & soda, cleaning supplies, health & beauty but not much as far as real food. I mail order 25lb bags of dried beans because I can't find anything local except for 1 or 2 lb bags.
I agree, if I was not raising my own meat, honestly I don't know bow much we would be eating, even with all my own on the farm, we still have a number of meals that are meat free. Its not uncommon at least one meal per day is meat free but at least one supper min a week is meat free.

I have to go into the city and go to certian stores to get the large bags of beans, because like you said, only small available, and boy has the cost of beans gone up up UP. while the selection has gone down in my local stores.

This past week, a girlfriend and myself drove to the next biggest town over to get to a larger store and the price difference's while cherry picking to a point was clearly there.. we agreed that we saved 30 to 50 at the other store over the one we normally go to.. those price difference's add up and fast. but we also need to look at gas costs. We agreed we would go together twice a month, share gas costs and see if it makes a difference on our overal food costs.

We will see
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farmgal wrote:I asked hubby to check the price of chicken and we have gone up to 12 per bird.. Only one of our three stores offers this service now and they have the market on it.. once a week they do lower that price to 8.99. This also have a bigger bird now that is a mear three dollars more per bird. 2 for 15 is not bad at all. ........

Went to the second big store and there is a little sign.. no more in back.. a whole town with not a bag of potato's to be found.. shakes head.. and the local potato farm is sold out till end of july and my own won't be ready till then either..
Wild when you see no potatoes etc. Everything is just in time delivery with zero margins forcwastage. End of day one of mini crisis and anything resembling food will be gone from shelves and depending on the emergency, there won’t be much refilling them!
Fingers crossed that nothing serious ever happens.
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I remember living in hurricane-prone areas and every time there was a hint of a storm coming, all the "white stuff" (eggs, bread and milk) was flying off the shelves at all grocery stores. It would sometimes take them a few days to recover from the shortage.
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