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  1. #41
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Food prices going WAY up!


    "jmcquown" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > "Julie Bove" wrote in message news:k3rouq$aqd$[email protected]..
    >
    > At least they seem to be here.
    >
    > The last time we bought red bell peppers they were 69 cents each at Winco.
    > Granted, Winco generally has the best prices. And most of the peppers
    > were
    > not refrigerated and you did really have to pick through them to find the
    > fresh ones. But we got four really large ones and they kept in the fridge
    > for over a week.
    >
    > Last Friday, I wanted to buy red bell peppers at Target. They wanted
    > $1.39.
    > They were medium sized and not fresh. I passed them up. I opted not to
    > go
    > to Winco because it is pretty far away and we can make do with what we
    > have.
    >
    > But then I went to Albertsons for a few things and decided to get some red
    > bell peppers there. They wanted a whopping $1.99 each! The peppers were
    > tiny and some where not fresh.
    > (snip)
    > *************
    >
    > Did it ever occur to you where you live bell peppers may be going out of
    > season? (It doesn't matter what colour they are.) If you're finding not
    > so fresh peppers perhaps the farmers are running low on peppers to send to
    > market.


    The peppers are Winco are always not so fresh. And the same could be said
    for Albertsons which is why I rarely buy produce there. I have said before
    that I think Winco buys older produce. Granted I usually go there on the
    same days of the week. Perhaps if I went on another day I would find
    something different. But the produce with an expiration date like bagged
    salads and sliced apples are almost always going to expire in 2-3 days if
    not that day. The carrots usually have more shelf life.



  2. #42
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Food prices going WAY up!

    On Tue, 25 Sep 2012 22:51:51 -0700, Julie Bove wrote:

    > "Sqwertz" <swertz@cluemail.compost> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >
    >> You are completely bonkers, Julie.

    >
    > And when did you get *your* psych degree?


    1989. I've mentioned it several times before [you cam along].

    -sw

  3. #43
    Julie Bove Guest

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    "Sqwertz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:eijojzo12hph$.[email protected]..
    > On Tue, 25 Sep 2012 22:51:51 -0700, Julie Bove wrote:
    >
    >> "Sqwertz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]..
    >>
    >>> You are completely bonkers, Julie.

    >>
    >> And when did you get *your* psych degree?

    >
    > 1989. I've mentioned it several times before [you cam along].


    Okay...



  4. #44
    The Cook Guest

    Default Re: Food prices going WAY up!

    On Tue, 25 Sep 2012 22:54:03 -0700, "Julie Bove"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    >"jmcquown" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >news:[email protected]..
    >> "Julie Bove" wrote in message news:k3rouq$aqd$[email protected]..
    >>
    >> At least they seem to be here.
    >>
    >> The last time we bought red bell peppers they were 69 cents each at Winco.
    >> Granted, Winco generally has the best prices. And most of the peppers
    >> were
    >> not refrigerated and you did really have to pick through them to find the
    >> fresh ones. But we got four really large ones and they kept in the fridge
    >> for over a week.
    >>
    >> Last Friday, I wanted to buy red bell peppers at Target. They wanted
    >> $1.39.
    >> They were medium sized and not fresh. I passed them up. I opted not to
    >> go
    >> to Winco because it is pretty far away and we can make do with what we
    >> have.
    >>
    >> But then I went to Albertsons for a few things and decided to get some red
    >> bell peppers there. They wanted a whopping $1.99 each! The peppers were
    >> tiny and some where not fresh.
    >> (snip)
    >> *************
    >>
    >> Did it ever occur to you where you live bell peppers may be going out of
    >> season? (It doesn't matter what colour they are.) If you're finding not
    >> so fresh peppers perhaps the farmers are running low on peppers to send to
    >> market.

    >
    >The peppers are Winco are always not so fresh. And the same could be said
    >for Albertsons which is why I rarely buy produce there. I have said before
    >that I think Winco buys older produce. Granted I usually go there on the
    >same days of the week. Perhaps if I went on another day I would find
    >something different. But the produce with an expiration date like bagged
    >salads and sliced apples are almost always going to expire in 2-3 days if
    >not that day. The carrots usually have more shelf life.
    >



    How long do you think bagged salads last considering that the stuff
    has been picked, processed and bagged before shipping. When I pick
    lettuce in my garden I am lucky if it stays fresh for a week. And all
    fruits and vegetable have a season and anything bought out of season
    is either hot house grown or imported, probably from South America
    since their seasons are opposite ours.

    A couple of years ago the County Extension Office put out the booklet
    "Eat Local, Eat Seasonal." Great advice for getting the best produce
    at the lowest price. Out of season, canned or frozen is usually the
    best deal.

    When I want out of season lettuce I buy small bags, 4.5 oz, an amount
    that I can eat before it goes bad. It is no bargain to buy a large
    amount of anything if you cannot finish it before it goes bad. And
    learn when the store gets its deliveries. My regular grocery gets
    deliveries from the main warehouse 3 times a week. And the main
    warehouse is about a 2 hour drive from here. For us, Sunday is a
    great day to shop because that is the day the sale prices go into
    effect. That is not to say that I have a problem with out of date
    food there. Once in a while we will come across something that is out
    of date and we either take to the manager's office or tell someone
    about it if it is more than just one. If the vegetables and fruit get
    a little tired they usually package some and reduce them. If they are
    just a little tired and I am planning to cook them right away I may
    decide to buy them. But not if I am planning to eat them raw or have
    no plans to use them very soon.

    --
    Susan N.

    "Moral indignation is in most cases two percent moral,
    48 percent indignation, and 50 percent envy."
    Vittorio De Sica, Italian movie director (1901-1974)

  5. #45
    Somebody Guest

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    "The Cook" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..

    > How long do you think bagged salads last considering that the stuff
    > has been picked, processed and bagged before shipping.


    I've tried bagged salad mixes a few times, but they have no flavor at all.
    Have to add much more than usual salad dressing to even make the "fresh"
    ones palatable.



  6. #46
    jamchickx Guest

    Default Re: Food prices going WAY up!


    Sqwertz;1773193 Wrote:
    > On Tue, 25 Sep 2012 01:11:10 -0700, Julie Bove wrote:
    > -
    > At least they seem to be here.-
    >
    > snip all the drawn out drama
    >
    > All these are normal produce price fluctuations.
    >
    > -sw


    all the food prices are being pushed up in the UK too!
    I think it's the fuel prices and a lot of hype about bad harvests
    because of poor weather conditions...I just think they should keep a
    better eye on price hikes, as everyone needs to eat and money is getting
    tighter for most x




    --
    jamchickx

  7. #47
    Janet Bostwick Guest

    Default Re: Food prices going WAY up!

    On Tue, 25 Sep 2012 20:11:56 -0700, sf <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Tue, 25 Sep 2012 15:57:45 -0400, Dave Smith <adavid.,
    >[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> When were farmers and other food producers ever happy with conditions.
    >> IIRC correctly, it was abnormally wet the previous spring, so farmers
    >> weren't able to get their fields worked and crops planted. They got off
    >> to a slow start so that had a negative impact on production. When they
    >> have a great year the market is overwhelmed and prices plummet... if
    >> they can even find a buyer.

    >
    >It's confusing. First you hear...
    >http://money.cnn.com/video/news/2012...ught.cnnmoney/
    >Then you read...
    >http://www.nebraskacorn.org/category...gress-updates/
    ><http://www.theindependent.com/news/state/nebraska-corn-harvest-more-than-a-third-complete/article_c0807a38-a63e-5155-be61-46581623f4d1.html>
    >
    >Usually, it's all gloom and doom but then they have a record breaking
    >harvest anyway.


    The way I read the above is that the Iowa corn crop was wiped out by
    drought. The Nebraska corn crop is being harvested earlier than
    usual. A large portion of the Nebraska corn crop is excellent -- cob
    size, kernel size etc. I know the farmers had been concerned that
    even if they did manage to get a crop that the kernels would be small
    or the cobs wouldn't be completely filled out. I didn't read
    anything in the info that indicated they had a record breaking crop.
    Maybe I missed something, if so point me to it.
    Janet US

  8. #48
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Food prices going WAY up!


    "The Cook" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Tue, 25 Sep 2012 22:54:03 -0700, "Julie Bove"
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>
    >>"jmcquown" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>news:[email protected]..
    >>> "Julie Bove" wrote in message news:k3rouq$aqd$[email protected]..
    >>>
    >>> At least they seem to be here.
    >>>
    >>> The last time we bought red bell peppers they were 69 cents each at
    >>> Winco.
    >>> Granted, Winco generally has the best prices. And most of the peppers
    >>> were
    >>> not refrigerated and you did really have to pick through them to find
    >>> the
    >>> fresh ones. But we got four really large ones and they kept in the
    >>> fridge
    >>> for over a week.
    >>>
    >>> Last Friday, I wanted to buy red bell peppers at Target. They wanted
    >>> $1.39.
    >>> They were medium sized and not fresh. I passed them up. I opted not to
    >>> go
    >>> to Winco because it is pretty far away and we can make do with what we
    >>> have.
    >>>
    >>> But then I went to Albertsons for a few things and decided to get some
    >>> red
    >>> bell peppers there. They wanted a whopping $1.99 each! The peppers
    >>> were
    >>> tiny and some where not fresh.
    >>> (snip)
    >>> *************
    >>>
    >>> Did it ever occur to you where you live bell peppers may be going out of
    >>> season? (It doesn't matter what colour they are.) If you're finding
    >>> not
    >>> so fresh peppers perhaps the farmers are running low on peppers to send
    >>> to
    >>> market.

    >>
    >>The peppers are Winco are always not so fresh. And the same could be said
    >>for Albertsons which is why I rarely buy produce there. I have said
    >>before
    >>that I think Winco buys older produce. Granted I usually go there on the
    >>same days of the week. Perhaps if I went on another day I would find
    >>something different. But the produce with an expiration date like bagged
    >>salads and sliced apples are almost always going to expire in 2-3 days if
    >>not that day. The carrots usually have more shelf life.
    >>

    >
    >
    > How long do you think bagged salads last considering that the stuff
    > has been picked, processed and bagged before shipping. When I pick
    > lettuce in my garden I am lucky if it stays fresh for a week. And all
    > fruits and vegetable have a season and anything bought out of season
    > is either hot house grown or imported, probably from South America
    > since their seasons are opposite ours.


    I don't really know but I have bought some with an expiration date of at
    least a week. I have a head of lettuce that I bought over a week ago. What
    remains still looks fine.
    >
    > A couple of years ago the County Extension Office put out the booklet
    > "Eat Local, Eat Seasonal." Great advice for getting the best produce
    > at the lowest price. Out of season, canned or frozen is usually the
    > best deal.
    >
    > When I want out of season lettuce I buy small bags, 4.5 oz, an amount
    > that I can eat before it goes bad. It is no bargain to buy a large
    > amount of anything if you cannot finish it before it goes bad. And
    > learn when the store gets its deliveries. My regular grocery gets
    > deliveries from the main warehouse 3 times a week. And the main
    > warehouse is about a 2 hour drive from here. For us, Sunday is a
    > great day to shop because that is the day the sale prices go into
    > effect. That is not to say that I have a problem with out of date
    > food there. Once in a while we will come across something that is out
    > of date and we either take to the manager's office or tell someone
    > about it if it is more than just one. If the vegetables and fruit get
    > a little tired they usually package some and reduce them. If they are
    > just a little tired and I am planning to cook them right away I may
    > decide to buy them. But not if I am planning to eat them raw or have
    > no plans to use them very soon.


    Actually I can buy a huge bag of salad at Costco for $2.19. With just two
    of us here, we can't finish it. But it is still cheaper than buying three
    small bags of salad, even at Winco.



  9. #49
    Mark Thorson Guest

    Default Re: Food prices going WAY up!

    Julie Bove wrote:
    >
    > "Sqwertz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    > > On Tue, 25 Sep 2012 14:53:31 -0700, Julie Bove wrote:
    > >
    > >> Seeing as how bleach gives me horrid pains in my lungs, I won't be doing
    > >> that.

    > >
    > > Yet another gross exaggeration. Just like the pear dropping on your
    > > back deck "made a horrendous sound" (must have been one of those sonic
    > > screaming pears).
    > >
    > > You are completely bonkers, Julie.

    >
    > And when did you get *your* psych degree? The pears did make a really loud
    > noise, dropping and then rolling. And it wasn't just a few of them. I went
    > out again yesterday and cleaned them all up. Hundreds of them in the yard
    > and dozens of them on the deck. I don't think too many more will drop on
    > the deck based on where they appear to be located on the tree. But it is
    > still pretty full of pears near the top.


    As bad a case of _regina_dramaticus_ as I've ever seen.

  10. #50
    jmcquown Guest

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    "Julie Bove" wrote in message news:k3v32p$694$[email protected]..


    "The Cook" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Tue, 25 Sep 2012 22:54:03 -0700, "Julie Bove"
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>
    >>"jmcquown" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>news:[email protected]..
    >>> "Julie Bove" wrote in message news:k3rouq$aqd$[email protected]..
    >>>
    >>> At least they seem to be here.
    >>>
    >>> The last time we bought red bell peppers they were 69 cents each at
    >>> Winco.
    >>> Granted, Winco generally has the best prices. And most of the peppers
    >>> were
    >>> not refrigerated and you did really have to pick through them to find
    >>> the
    >>> fresh ones. But we got four really large ones and they kept in the
    >>> fridge
    >>> for over a week.
    >>>
    >>> (snip)
    >>> *************
    >>>
    >>> Did it ever occur to you where you live bell peppers may be going out of
    >>> season? (It doesn't matter what colour they are.) If you're finding
    >>> not
    >>> so fresh peppers perhaps the farmers are running low on peppers to send
    >>> to
    >>> market.

    >>
    >>The peppers are Winco are always not so fresh. And the same could be said
    >>for Albertsons which is why I rarely buy produce there. I have said
    >>before
    >>that I think Winco buys older produce. Granted I usually go there on the
    >>same days of the week. Perhaps if I went on another day I would find
    >>something different. But the produce with an expiration date like bagged
    >>salads and sliced apples are almost always going to expire in 2-3 days if
    >>not that day. The carrots usually have more shelf life.
    >>

    >
    >
    > How long do you think bagged salads last considering that the stuff
    > has been picked, processed and bagged before shipping. When I pick
    > lettuce in my garden I am lucky if it stays fresh for a week. And all
    > fruits and vegetable have a season and anything bought out of season
    > is either hot house grown or imported, probably from South America
    > since their seasons are opposite ours.


    I don't really know but I have bought some with an expiration date of at
    least a week. I have a head of lettuce that I bought over a week ago. What
    remains still looks fine.
    >
    > A couple of years ago the County Extension Office put out the booklet
    > "Eat Local, Eat Seasonal." Great advice for getting the best produce
    > at the lowest price. Out of season, canned or frozen is usually the
    > best deal.
    >
    > When I want out of season lettuce I buy small bags, 4.5 oz, an amount
    > that I can eat before it goes bad. It is no bargain to buy a large
    > amount of anything if you cannot finish it before it goes bad. And
    > learn when the store gets its deliveries. My regular grocery gets
    > deliveries from the main warehouse 3 times a week. And the main
    > warehouse is about a 2 hour drive from here. For us, Sunday is a
    > great day to shop because that is the day the sale prices go into
    > effect. That is not to say that I have a problem with out of date
    > food there. Once in a while we will come across something that is out
    > of date and we either take to the manager's office or tell someone

    (snipped Susan)

    Actually I can buy a huge bag of salad at Costco for $2.19. With just two
    of us here, we can't finish it. But it is still cheaper than buying three
    small bags of salad, even at Winco.
    ***************
    I don't recall anyone forcing you to buy bags of salad greens. While they
    may be convenient, most of the time a grocery store will have various types
    of lettuce or other greens available that aren't bagged. Seems to me any
    moisture from the greens would get trapped in the bag, encouraging faster
    spoilage. JMHO.

    Jill



  11. #51
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Food prices going WAY up!


    "jmcquown" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > "Julie Bove" wrote in message news:k3v32p$694$[email protected]..
    >
    >
    > "The Cook" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >> On Tue, 25 Sep 2012 22:54:03 -0700, "Julie Bove"
    >> <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>>
    >>>"jmcquown" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>>news:[email protected]..
    >>>> "Julie Bove" wrote in message news:k3rouq$aqd$[email protected]..
    >>>>
    >>>> At least they seem to be here.
    >>>>
    >>>> The last time we bought red bell peppers they were 69 cents each at
    >>>> Winco.
    >>>> Granted, Winco generally has the best prices. And most of the peppers
    >>>> were
    >>>> not refrigerated and you did really have to pick through them to find
    >>>> the
    >>>> fresh ones. But we got four really large ones and they kept in the
    >>>> fridge
    >>>> for over a week.
    >>>>
    >>>> (snip)
    >>>> *************
    >>>>
    >>>> Did it ever occur to you where you live bell peppers may be going out
    >>>> of
    >>>> season? (It doesn't matter what colour they are.) If you're finding
    >>>> not
    >>>> so fresh peppers perhaps the farmers are running low on peppers to send
    >>>> to
    >>>> market.
    >>>
    >>>The peppers are Winco are always not so fresh. And the same could be
    >>>said
    >>>for Albertsons which is why I rarely buy produce there. I have said
    >>>before
    >>>that I think Winco buys older produce. Granted I usually go there on the
    >>>same days of the week. Perhaps if I went on another day I would find
    >>>something different. But the produce with an expiration date like bagged
    >>>salads and sliced apples are almost always going to expire in 2-3 days if
    >>>not that day. The carrots usually have more shelf life.
    >>>

    >>
    >>
    >> How long do you think bagged salads last considering that the stuff
    >> has been picked, processed and bagged before shipping. When I pick
    >> lettuce in my garden I am lucky if it stays fresh for a week. And all
    >> fruits and vegetable have a season and anything bought out of season
    >> is either hot house grown or imported, probably from South America
    >> since their seasons are opposite ours.

    >
    > I don't really know but I have bought some with an expiration date of at
    > least a week. I have a head of lettuce that I bought over a week ago.
    > What
    > remains still looks fine.
    >>
    >> A couple of years ago the County Extension Office put out the booklet
    >> "Eat Local, Eat Seasonal." Great advice for getting the best produce
    >> at the lowest price. Out of season, canned or frozen is usually the
    >> best deal.
    >>
    >> When I want out of season lettuce I buy small bags, 4.5 oz, an amount
    >> that I can eat before it goes bad. It is no bargain to buy a large
    >> amount of anything if you cannot finish it before it goes bad. And
    >> learn when the store gets its deliveries. My regular grocery gets
    >> deliveries from the main warehouse 3 times a week. And the main
    >> warehouse is about a 2 hour drive from here. For us, Sunday is a
    >> great day to shop because that is the day the sale prices go into
    >> effect. That is not to say that I have a problem with out of date
    >> food there. Once in a while we will come across something that is out
    >> of date and we either take to the manager's office or tell someone

    > (snipped Susan)
    >
    > Actually I can buy a huge bag of salad at Costco for $2.19. With just two
    > of us here, we can't finish it. But it is still cheaper than buying three
    > small bags of salad, even at Winco.
    > ***************
    > I don't recall anyone forcing you to buy bags of salad greens. While they
    > may be convenient, most of the time a grocery store will have various
    > types of lettuce or other greens available that aren't bagged. Seems to
    > me any moisture from the greens would get trapped in the bag, encouraging
    > faster spoilage. JMHO.


    Where did I say that anyone forced me? Of course the store has other types
    of greens that aren't bagged. Food poisoning issues aside, I prefer the
    bagged stuff. It is rare for us to be able to eat an entire head of lettuce
    and we like mixed greens. So if I am buying whole heads of lettuce, then I
    am wasting a lot! The past week I bought butter lettuce at Costco. We have
    eaten one head and part of another. Not likely we will finish that. I
    bought iceberg the week before and it is highly likely I will throw the rest
    of that out too. I wanted large leaves because we are eating sandwiches.
    But it would appear that the iceberg is not setting well with my stomach so
    I switched to the butter.



  12. #52
    Bryan Guest

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    On Sep 26, 8:16*am, Janet Bostwick <nos...@cableone.net> wrote:
    > On Tue, 25 Sep 2012 20:11:56 -0700, sf <s...@geemail.com> wrote:
    > >On Tue, 25 Sep 2012 15:57:45 -0400, Dave Smith <adavid.,
    > >sm...@sympatico.ca> wrote:

    >
    > >> When were farmers and other food producers ever happy with conditions.
    > >> IIRC correctly, it was abnormally wet the previous spring, so farmers
    > >> weren't able to get their fields worked and crops planted. They got off
    > >> to a slow start so that had a negative impact on production. When they
    > >> have a great year the market is overwhelmed and prices plummet... if
    > >> they can even find a buyer.

    >
    > >It's confusing. *First you hear...
    > >http://money.cnn.com/video/news/2012...ught.cnnmoney/
    > >Then you read...
    > >http://www.nebraskacorn.org/category...gress-updates/
    > ><http://www.theindependent.com/news/state/nebraska-corn-harvest-more-t....>

    >
    > >Usually, it's all gloom and doom but then they have a record breaking
    > >harvest anyway.

    >
    > The way I read the above is that the Iowa corn crop was wiped out by
    > drought. *The Nebraska corn crop is being harvested earlier than
    > usual. A large portion of the Nebraska corn crop is excellent -- cob
    > size, kernel size etc. * I know the farmers had been concerned that
    > even if they did manage to get a crop that the kernels would be small
    > or the cobs wouldn't be completely filled out. * I didn't read
    > anything in the info that indicated they had a record breaking crop.
    > Maybe I missed something, if so point me to it.


    I bought a deep freeze today. I should have done so 2 months ago.
    Beef is going to be very expensive. I fear this is the end of all
    dollar menu hamburgers forever.

    > Janet US


    --Bryan

  13. #53
    Gary Guest

    Default Re: Food prices going WAY up!

    Sqwertz wrote:
    >
    > On Tue, 25 Sep 2012 22:51:51 -0700, Julie Bove wrote:
    >
    > > "Sqwertz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > news:[email protected]..
    > >
    > >> You are completely bonkers, Julie.

    > >
    > > And when did you get *your* psych degree?

    >
    > 1989. I've mentioned it several times before [you cam along].
    >
    > -sw


    And before I came here too.
    Is that true, Steve? That was my major when I first started college. I
    changed it to business in my 2nd year.

    G.

  14. #54
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Food prices going WAY up!

    On Thu, 27 Sep 2012 07:37:21 -0400, Gary wrote:

    > Sqwertz wrote:
    >>
    >> On Tue, 25 Sep 2012 22:51:51 -0700, Julie Bove wrote:
    >>
    >>> "Sqwertz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>> news:[email protected]..
    >>>
    >>>> You are completely bonkers, Julie.
    >>>
    >>> And when did you get *your* psych degree?

    >>
    >> 1989. I've mentioned it several times before [you cam along].
    >>
    >> -sw

    >
    > And before I came here too.
    > Is that true, Steve? That was my major when I first started college. I
    > changed it to business in my 2nd year.


    AAS in Forensic Psychology. Well before TV made it sound much more
    glamorous than it really is. It was my minor, later turned into an
    AAS with little effort.

    -sw

  15. #55
    Kalmia Guest

    Default Re: Food prices going WAY up!

    On Sep 25, 10:32*pm, Dave Smith <adavid.sm...@sympatico.ca> wrote:
    > On 25/09/2012 7:36 PM, Kalmia wrote:
    >
    > > If you go to certain stores, you CAN buy onions piecemeal, doncha know?*HEY - I swear I typed these same words to you once before about some foolish bulk buying you'd done.

    >
    > > PLEASE- don't bother to explain now why you can't etc.

    >
    > LMAO I was reading posts backwards, latest to oldest. *You trimmed off
    > the top of the post so I didn't know who you were replying to, But then
    > I got to the last line and figured it was Bovine. *;-)


    Quit insultin' cows.


  16. #56
    jamchickx Guest

    Default Re: Food prices going WAY up!


    Kalmia;1773683 Wrote:
    > On Sep 25, 10:32*pm, Dave Smith adavid.sm...@sympatico.ca wrote:-
    > On 25/09/2012 7:36 PM, Kalmia wrote:
    > -
    > If you go to certain stores, you CAN buy onions piecemeal, doncha
    > know? *HEY - I swear I typed these same words to you once before about
    > some foolish bulk buying you'd done.-
    > -
    > PLEASE- don't bother to explain now why you can't etc.-
    >
    > LMAO I was reading posts backwards, latest to oldest. *You trimmed off
    > the top of the post so I didn't know who you were replying to, But
    > then
    > I got to the last line and figured it was Bovine. *;-)-
    >
    > Quit insultin' cows.


    Just wondering, but have any of you tried growing your own....even
    lettuces, tomatoes etc???
    I have just got an allotment,but it was a bit of a wash out this year
    :-( However I grew some greens, lettuces, watercress etc and herbs at
    home in pots etc and they did fab :-)
    that's how I plan to make ends meet next year x




    --
    jamchickx

  17. #57
    Chemo Guest

    Default Re: Food prices going WAY up!

    On Oct 3, 10:40*am, jamchickx
    <jamchickx.ab25d08.111...@foodbanter.com> wrote:
    > Kalmia;1773683 Wrote:
    >
    > > On Sep 25, 10:32*pm, Dave Smith adavid.sm...@sympatico.ca wrote:-
    > > On 25/09/2012 7:36 PM, Kalmia wrote:
    > > -
    > > If you go to certain stores, you CAN buy onions piecemeal, doncha
    > > know? *HEY - I swear I typed these same words to you once before about
    > > some foolish bulk buying you'd done.-
    > > -
    > > PLEASE- don't bother to explain now why you can't etc.-

    >
    > > LMAO I was reading posts backwards, latest to oldest. *You trimmed off
    > > the top of the post so I didn't know who you were replying to, But
    > > then
    > > I got to the last line and figured it was Bovine. *;-)-

    >
    > > Quit insultin' cows.

    >
    > Just wondering, but have any of you tried growing your own....even
    > lettuces, tomatoes etc???
    > I have just got an allotment,but it was a bit of a wash out this year
    > :-( However I grew some greens, lettuces, watercress etc and herbs at
    > home in pots etc and they did fab :-)
    > that's how I plan to make ends meet next year x
    >
    > --
    > jamchickx


    We grew some tomatos, peppers, acorn squash and crooked necks...not a
    bad harvest but not the best for sure...maybe was too hot.

  18. #58
    Brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: Food prices going WAY up!

    On Wed, 3 Oct 2012 13:56:10 -0700 (PDT), Chemo <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >On Oct 3, 10:40*am, jamchickx
    ><jamchickx.ab25d08.111...@foodbanter.com> wrote:
    >> Kalmia;1773683 Wrote:
    >>
    >> > On Sep 25, 10:32*pm, Dave Smith adavid.sm...@sympatico.ca wrote:-
    >> > On 25/09/2012 7:36 PM, Kalmia wrote:
    >> > -
    >> > If you go to certain stores, you CAN buy onions piecemeal, doncha
    >> > know? *HEY - I swear I typed these same words to you once before about
    >> > some foolish bulk buying you'd done.-
    >> > -
    >> > PLEASE- don't bother to explain now why you can't etc.-

    >>
    >> > LMAO I was reading posts backwards, latest to oldest. *You trimmed off
    >> > the top of the post so I didn't know who you were replying to, But
    >> > then
    >> > I got to the last line and figured it was Bovine. *;-)-

    >>
    >> > Quit insultin' cows.

    >>
    >> Just wondering, but have any of you tried growing your own....even
    >> lettuces, tomatoes etc???
    >> I have just got an allotment,but it was a bit of a wash out this year
    >> :-( However I grew some greens, lettuces, watercress etc and herbs at
    >> home in pots etc and they did fab :-)
    >> that's how I plan to make ends meet next year x
    >>
    >> --
    >> jamchickx

    >
    >We grew some tomatos, peppers, acorn squash and crooked necks...not a
    >bad harvest but not the best for sure...maybe was too hot.


    Growing ones own is fun but there's really no monetary savings.

  19. #59
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Food prices going WAY up!


    "jamchickx" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    >
    > Kalmia;1773683 Wrote:
    >> On Sep 25, 10:32*pm, Dave Smith adavid.sm...@sympatico.ca wrote:-
    >> On 25/09/2012 7:36 PM, Kalmia wrote:
    >> -
    >> If you go to certain stores, you CAN buy onions piecemeal, doncha
    >> know? *HEY - I swear I typed these same words to you once before about
    >> some foolish bulk buying you'd done.-
    >> -
    >> PLEASE- don't bother to explain now why you can't etc.-
    >>
    >> LMAO I was reading posts backwards, latest to oldest. *You trimmed off
    >> the top of the post so I didn't know who you were replying to, But
    >> then
    >> I got to the last line and figured it was Bovine. *;-)-
    >>
    >> Quit insultin' cows.

    >
    > Just wondering, but have any of you tried growing your own....even
    > lettuces, tomatoes etc???
    > I have just got an allotment,but it was a bit of a wash out this year
    > :-( However I grew some greens, lettuces, watercress etc and herbs at
    > home in pots etc and they did fab :-)
    > that's how I plan to make ends meet next year x


    Yeah. Tomatoes rotted on the vine one year from too much rain. This year
    we had no rain. Got waaaay too much lettuce. Gardens often don't do well
    here.



  20. #60
    John2x Guest

    Default Re: Food prices going WAY up!

    On Wed, 03 Oct 2012 17:16:04 -0400, Brooklyn1 <Gravesend1> wrote:

    >On Wed, 3 Oct 2012 13:56:10 -0700 (PDT), Chemo <[email protected]>
    >wrote:
    >
    >>On Oct 3, 10:40*am, jamchickx
    >><jamchickx.ab25d08.111...@foodbanter.com> wrote:
    >>> Kalmia;1773683 Wrote:
    >>>
    >>> > On Sep 25, 10:32*pm, Dave Smith adavid.sm...@sympatico.ca wrote:-
    >>> > On 25/09/2012 7:36 PM, Kalmia wrote:
    >>> > -
    >>> > If you go to certain stores, you CAN buy onions piecemeal, doncha
    >>> > know? *HEY - I swear I typed these same words to you once before about
    >>> > some foolish bulk buying you'd done.-
    >>> > -
    >>> > PLEASE- don't bother to explain now why you can't etc.-
    >>>
    >>> > LMAO I was reading posts backwards, latest to oldest. *You trimmed off
    >>> > the top of the post so I didn't know who you were replying to, But
    >>> > then
    >>> > I got to the last line and figured it was Bovine. *;-)-
    >>>
    >>> > Quit insultin' cows.
    >>>
    >>> Just wondering, but have any of you tried growing your own....even
    >>> lettuces, tomatoes etc???
    >>> I have just got an allotment,but it was a bit of a wash out this year
    >>> :-( However I grew some greens, lettuces, watercress etc and herbs at
    >>> home in pots etc and they did fab :-)
    >>> that's how I plan to make ends meet next year x
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>> jamchickx

    >>
    >>We grew some tomatos, peppers, acorn squash and crooked necks...not a
    >>bad harvest but not the best for sure...maybe was too hot.

    >
    >Growing ones own is fun but there's really no monetary savings.


    I save a lot growing our own. Not to mention the quality difference.

    --
    John

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