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  1. #1
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Food prices going WAY up!

    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. The green ones were considerably less, as is
    always the case. But daughter really loves the red ones and not the other
    colors. Me? I'll eat them all.

    I already had a bag in my hand and decided to buy something else. First I
    picked up a cucumber but it was 99 cents. That seemed a bit high to me. I
    am pretty sure they are usually 69 cents or less at Winco.

    Celery was 89 cents. I decided to get that. The stalks were not really big
    and the ribs were rather thin. Bah. We do have two kinds of lettuce and
    some baby carrots. I also have a tomato. That should get us through the
    week.

    But we MUST go to Winco later this week! I'll be curious to see what the
    peppers are going for there.

    Oh! And Albertons had their sweet potatoes in the refrigerated section.
    When I was doing my research on them, it said never to refrigerate them or
    buy them from a store that refrigerates them. I wonder why?



  2. #2
    Ed Pawlowski Guest

    Default Re: Food prices going WAY up!

    On Tue, 25 Sep 2012 01:11:10 -0700, "Julie Bove"
    <[email protected]> wrote:



    >Oh! And Albertons had their sweet potatoes in the refrigerated section.
    >When I was doing my research on them, it said never to refrigerate them or
    >buy them from a store that refrigerates them. I wonder why?
    >


    It can change the starch to sugar. Some way it hardens it too. Never
    chilled them so we have no personal experience.

  3. #3
    Janet Bostwick Guest

    Default Re: Food prices going WAY up!

    On Tue, 25 Sep 2012 01:11:10 -0700, "Julie Bove"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >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. The green ones were considerably less, as is
    >always the case. But daughter really loves the red ones and not the other
    >colors. Me? I'll eat them all.
    >
    >I already had a bag in my hand and decided to buy something else. First I
    >picked up a cucumber but it was 99 cents. That seemed a bit high to me. I
    >am pretty sure they are usually 69 cents or less at Winco.
    >
    >Celery was 89 cents. I decided to get that. The stalks were not really big
    >and the ribs were rather thin. Bah. We do have two kinds of lettuce and
    >some baby carrots. I also have a tomato. That should get us through the
    >week.
    >
    >But we MUST go to Winco later this week! I'll be curious to see what the
    >peppers are going for there.
    >
    >Oh! And Albertons had their sweet potatoes in the refrigerated section.
    >When I was doing my research on them, it said never to refrigerate them or
    >buy them from a store that refrigerates them. I wonder why?
    >

    Your experience with bell peppers is standard for the three stores you
    visited. In the dead of winter the price will be higher at Winco for
    a couple of weeks. Otherwise green bells here go for 48 cents and red
    bells for 68 cents. If you comparison shop, your next best deal will
    be Costco for about 89 cents each. Target is all over the map. And,
    of course, Albertsons thinks they hide gold nuggets in their peppers.
    I don't shop Fred Meyer because I think their produce prices are too
    high. Overall, Winco is my first stop for produce of any kind. If I
    want gorgeous apples, grapefruit and oranges of quality I go to Costco
    and pay the price because in the long run their produce is excellent
    and there is no waste.
    Janet US

  4. #4
    sf Guest

    Default Re: Food prices going WAY up!

    On Tue, 25 Sep 2012 01:11:10 -0700, "Julie Bove"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > At least they seem to be here.


    Get used to it because it's not going away any time soon. Food
    prices will go up even more as time goes on - due to the drought in
    the Midwest. Pray for normal rainfall next summer.

    --
    I take life with a grain of salt, a slice of lemon and a shot of tequila

  5. #5
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Food prices going WAY up!


    "Ed Pawlowski" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Tue, 25 Sep 2012 01:11:10 -0700, "Julie Bove"
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    >>Oh! And Albertons had their sweet potatoes in the refrigerated section.
    >>When I was doing my research on them, it said never to refrigerate them or
    >>buy them from a store that refrigerates them. I wonder why?
    >>

    >
    > It can change the starch to sugar. Some way it hardens it too. Never
    > chilled them so we have no personal experience.


    Aha! That could be why I had trouble with them years ago. I am pretty sure
    I bought them at Albertsons in CA. Can't remember if they were refrigerated
    when I bought them but I'll bet that *I* put them in there not knowing any
    better. I baked them but they remained hard.



  6. #6
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Food prices going WAY up!


    "Janet Bostwick" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Tue, 25 Sep 2012 01:11:10 -0700, "Julie Bove"
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>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. The green ones were considerably less, as
    >>is
    >>always the case. But daughter really loves the red ones and not the other
    >>colors. Me? I'll eat them all.
    >>
    >>I already had a bag in my hand and decided to buy something else. First I
    >>picked up a cucumber but it was 99 cents. That seemed a bit high to me.
    >>I
    >>am pretty sure they are usually 69 cents or less at Winco.
    >>
    >>Celery was 89 cents. I decided to get that. The stalks were not really
    >>big
    >>and the ribs were rather thin. Bah. We do have two kinds of lettuce and
    >>some baby carrots. I also have a tomato. That should get us through the
    >>week.
    >>
    >>But we MUST go to Winco later this week! I'll be curious to see what the
    >>peppers are going for there.
    >>
    >>Oh! And Albertons had their sweet potatoes in the refrigerated section.
    >>When I was doing my research on them, it said never to refrigerate them or
    >>buy them from a store that refrigerates them. I wonder why?
    >>

    > Your experience with bell peppers is standard for the three stores you
    > visited. In the dead of winter the price will be higher at Winco for
    > a couple of weeks. Otherwise green bells here go for 48 cents and red
    > bells for 68 cents. If you comparison shop, your next best deal will
    > be Costco for about 89 cents each. Target is all over the map. And,
    > of course, Albertsons thinks they hide gold nuggets in their peppers.
    > I don't shop Fred Meyer because I think their produce prices are too
    > high. Overall, Winco is my first stop for produce of any kind. If I
    > want gorgeous apples, grapefruit and oranges of quality I go to Costco
    > and pay the price because in the long run their produce is excellent
    > and there is no waste.
    > Janet US


    The problems I have with Costco are that you have to buy so many peppers at
    once, they don't always have just red. It's usually a mixed package. And
    they aren't always fresh. They have a date sticker as to when they were
    packed and they're often a week old when I buy them.

    I will not buy bananas at Costco. I once bought them and didn't open the
    plastic bag right away. By the next morning there were hundreds of fruit
    flies in there. I have had trouble with rotten potatoes and onions in the
    bag. I won't buy those there either. I did have trouble for a while with
    slimy baby carrots which means that they were left out of refrigeration at
    some point. I know it wasn't me. I bought them and brought them straight
    home. Yes, it is 6 miles away but we weren't having overly hot weather or
    anything. That problem has been resolved now.



  7. #7
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Food prices going WAY up!


    "sf" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Tue, 25 Sep 2012 01:11:10 -0700, "Julie Bove"
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> At least they seem to be here.

    >
    > Get used to it because it's not going away any time soon. Food
    > prices will go up even more as time goes on - due to the drought in
    > the Midwest. Pray for normal rainfall next summer.


    Been really dry here. Aside from a little spit of rain one day and about a
    minute of drizzle another, we've had no rain for two months. And none in
    sight.



  8. #8
    Pete C. Guest

    Default Re: Food prices going WAY up!


    Julie Bove wrote:
    >
    > I will not buy bananas at Costco. I once bought them and didn't open the
    > plastic bag right away. By the next morning there were hundreds of fruit
    > flies in there.


    This has nothing to do with Costco, all bananas have fruit fly eggs on
    them. The key thing to avoiding the issue is when you get them home,
    immediately spray them with something like Chlorox Cleanup, or dunk them
    in a bleach sanitizer solution for a few minutes. This will kill the
    fruit fly eggs, and since you throw out the banana peel anyway, it
    doesn't affect the part you eat.

  9. #9
    Pete C. Guest

    Default Re: Food prices going WAY up!


    sf wrote:
    >
    > On Tue, 25 Sep 2012 01:11:10 -0700, "Julie Bove"
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > > At least they seem to be here.

    >
    > Get used to it because it's not going away any time soon. Food
    > prices will go up even more as time goes on - due to the drought in
    > the Midwest. Pray for normal rainfall next summer.


    The drought is actually holding some food prices down currently, stock
    up while you can. Beef prices are fairly low currently due to the
    drought which has caused ranchers to reduce their herds thus producing a
    surplus of beef on the market and lower prices. Next year beef prices
    will be dramatically higher due to a shortage of beef from the same
    reduced herd sizes as well as increased feed costs.

    The driver for the current price increases is "quantitative easing"
    which has devalued the dollar. Basically the government printed more
    currency which effectively reduced the value of everything tied to the
    dollar from your savings in the bank to your pay check, to your
    investment dividends or social security check. Basically it amounts to a
    non-tax tax across the board on every dollar in circulation, even those
    in foreign accounts.

  10. #10
    Dave Smith Guest

    Default Re: Food prices going WAY up!

    On 25/09/2012 10:28 AM, Julie Bove wrote:
    >
    > Been really dry here. Aside from a little spit of rain one day and about a
    > minute of drizzle another, we've had no rain for two months. And none in
    > sight.



    It was very dry here all summer. Some of the soy fields are so skimpy
    that they aren't worth harvesting. The plants to are too low for the
    machinery to reach. Corn seemed to have recuperated. My well went try
    in July which is typical, so I have been using the cistern. I can
    usually switch back to the well by September but, despite having had a
    some significant rain over the past two weeks, the water table is still
    too low to help the well, though it did replenish some of the cistern water.

    This is a double whammy for the fruit farmers. An early warm spell
    brought out the blossoms prematurely, and then a return to seasonal
    temperatures saw the blossoms freeze and die off. As a result, there was
    less fruit on the trees. Lack of water stifled growth. On the plus
    side, the peaches we incredible, if on the small side, and it is
    supposed to be a great year for wine.



  11. #11
    Pete C. Guest

    Default Re: Food prices going WAY up!


    Julie Bove wrote:
    >
    > "sf" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    > > On Tue, 25 Sep 2012 01:11:10 -0700, "Julie Bove"
    > > <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >
    > >> At least they seem to be here.

    > >
    > > Get used to it because it's not going away any time soon. Food
    > > prices will go up even more as time goes on - due to the drought in
    > > the Midwest. Pray for normal rainfall next summer.

    >
    > Been really dry here. Aside from a little spit of rain one day and about a
    > minute of drizzle another, we've had no rain for two months. And none in
    > sight.


    http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu

  12. #12
    Roy Guest

    Default Re: Food prices going WAY up!

    On Tuesday, September 25, 2012 10:02:48 AM UTC-6, Pete C. wrote:
    > sf wrote:
    >
    > >

    >
    > > On Tue, 25 Sep 2012 01:11:10 -0700, "Julie Bove"

    >
    > > <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    > >

    >
    > > > At least they seem to be here.

    >
    > >

    >
    > > Get used to it because it's not going away any time soon. Food

    >
    > > prices will go up even more as time goes on - due to the drought in

    >
    > > the Midwest. Pray for normal rainfall next summer.

    >
    >
    >
    > The drought is actually holding some food prices down currently, stock
    >
    > up while you can. Beef prices are fairly low currently due to the
    >
    > drought which has caused ranchers to reduce their herds thus producing a
    >
    > surplus of beef on the market and lower prices. Next year beef prices
    >
    > will be dramatically higher due to a shortage of beef from the same
    >
    > reduced herd sizes as well as increased feed costs.
    >
    >
    >
    > The driver for the current price increases is "quantitative easing"
    >
    > which has devalued the dollar. Basically the government printed more
    >
    > currency which effectively reduced the value of everything tied to the
    >
    > dollar from your savings in the bank to your pay check, to your
    >
    > investment dividends or social security check. Basically it amounts to a
    >
    > non-tax tax across the board on every dollar in circulation, even those
    >
    > in foreign accounts.



    In Zimbabwe they cranked up the money supply by printing more banknotes. The result was rampant inflation where it took wheelbarrow loads of bills to buy a weeks groceries.

    Look for the same result in the U S of A. That Barnake is a fool.

  13. #13
    Janet Bostwick Guest

    Default Re: Food prices going WAY up!

    On Tue, 25 Sep 2012 07:27:26 -0700, "Julie Bove"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    >"Janet Bostwick" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >news:[email protected]. .
    >> On Tue, 25 Sep 2012 01:11:10 -0700, "Julie Bove"
    >> <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>>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. The green ones were considerably less, as
    >>>is
    >>>always the case. But daughter really loves the red ones and not the other
    >>>colors. Me? I'll eat them all.
    >>>
    >>>I already had a bag in my hand and decided to buy something else. First I
    >>>picked up a cucumber but it was 99 cents. That seemed a bit high to me.
    >>>I
    >>>am pretty sure they are usually 69 cents or less at Winco.
    >>>
    >>>Celery was 89 cents. I decided to get that. The stalks were not really
    >>>big
    >>>and the ribs were rather thin. Bah. We do have two kinds of lettuce and
    >>>some baby carrots. I also have a tomato. That should get us through the
    >>>week.
    >>>
    >>>But we MUST go to Winco later this week! I'll be curious to see what the
    >>>peppers are going for there.
    >>>
    >>>Oh! And Albertons had their sweet potatoes in the refrigerated section.
    >>>When I was doing my research on them, it said never to refrigerate them or
    >>>buy them from a store that refrigerates them. I wonder why?
    >>>

    >> Your experience with bell peppers is standard for the three stores you
    >> visited. In the dead of winter the price will be higher at Winco for
    >> a couple of weeks. Otherwise green bells here go for 48 cents and red
    >> bells for 68 cents. If you comparison shop, your next best deal will
    >> be Costco for about 89 cents each. Target is all over the map. And,
    >> of course, Albertsons thinks they hide gold nuggets in their peppers.
    >> I don't shop Fred Meyer because I think their produce prices are too
    >> high. Overall, Winco is my first stop for produce of any kind. If I
    >> want gorgeous apples, grapefruit and oranges of quality I go to Costco
    >> and pay the price because in the long run their produce is excellent
    >> and there is no waste.
    >> Janet US

    >
    >The problems I have with Costco are that you have to buy so many peppers at
    >once, they don't always have just red. It's usually a mixed package. And
    >they aren't always fresh. They have a date sticker as to when they were
    >packed and they're often a week old when I buy them.
    >
    >I will not buy bananas at Costco. I once bought them and didn't open the
    >plastic bag right away. By the next morning there were hundreds of fruit
    >flies in there. I have had trouble with rotten potatoes and onions in the
    >bag. I won't buy those there either. I did have trouble for a while with
    >slimy baby carrots which means that they were left out of refrigeration at
    >some point. I know it wasn't me. I bought them and brought them straight
    >home. Yes, it is 6 miles away but we weren't having overly hot weather or
    >anything. That problem has been resolved now.
    >


    I'd say then that you live in a not so desirable area where stores
    routinely are sloppy with food handling. I have none of the problems
    you describe with any of the stores that I mentioned. I do think that
    you have a responsibility to call,write or email the headquarters of
    both Costco and Winco and tell them about these problems. I know that
    both corporations are concerned about customer service and public
    image. In fact, if you will give me the street address and city of
    the Winco and Costco that you shop, I will email both corporations and
    tell them of your ongoing problems.
    Janet US

  14. #14
    notbob Guest

    Default Re: Food prices going WAY up!

    On 2012-09-25, Pete C. <[email protected]> wrote:

    > http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu


    Yep. I kept an eye on that one. CO was really bad last June. About 85%
    extreme. Easing up a bit, now. KS is still in bad shape, though.

    I saw long range forcast for snow, this Winter. Said CO and NV/UT
    would see above normal snow fall:

    http://www.examiner.com/article/ten-...til-snowmaking

    I'm not holding my breath, but I hope it's so! Immediate forcast says
    it might even snow tonight.



    nb --wetting leg in anticipation!




    --
    Definition of objectivism:
    "Eff you! I got mine."
    http://www.nongmoproject.org/

  15. #15
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Food prices going WAY up!

    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

  16. #16
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Food prices going WAY up!

    On Tue, 25 Sep 2012 11:21:52 -0600, Janet Bostwick wrote:

    > On Tue, 25 Sep 2012 07:27:26 -0700, "Julie Bove"
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>The problems I have with Costco are that you have to buy so many peppers at
    >>once, they don't always have just red. It's usually a mixed package. And
    >>they aren't always fresh. They have a date sticker as to when they were
    >>packed and they're often a week old when I buy them.
    >>
    >>I will not buy bananas at Costco. I once bought them and didn't open the
    >>plastic bag right away. By the next morning there were hundreds of fruit
    >>flies in there. I have had trouble with rotten potatoes and onions in the
    >>bag. I won't buy those there either. I did have trouble for a while with
    >>slimy baby carrots which means that they were left out of refrigeration at
    >>some point. I know it wasn't me. I bought them and brought them straight
    >>home. Yes, it is 6 miles away but we weren't having overly hot weather or
    >>anything. That problem has been resolved now.
    >>

    >
    > I'd say then that you live in a not so desirable area where stores
    > routinely are sloppy with food handling. I have none of the problems
    > you describe with any of the stores that I mentioned. I do think that
    > you have a responsibility to call,write or email the headquarters of
    > both Costco and Winco and tell them about these problems. I know that
    > both corporations are concerned about customer service and public
    > image. In fact, if you will give me the street address and city of
    > the Winco and Costco that you shop, I will email both corporations and
    > tell them of your ongoing problems.


    C'mon, Janet. You know that everything Julie says is over-dramatized.
    Onions and potatoes come in 30+lb bags at CostCo. Of course some of
    them are going to go bad before a normal person (or Julie) can use
    them. And I'd bet it's a rare day in hell when any of us have ever
    seen less than fresh produce at CostCo.

    I certainly wouldn't take it upon myself to contact a store about
    problems you've heard second-hand, when the source is somebody like
    Julie. You are *much* too kind :-)

    -sw

  17. #17
    Pete C. Guest

    Default Re: Food prices going WAY up!


    notbob wrote:
    >
    > On 2012-09-25, Pete C. <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > > http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu

    >
    > Yep. I kept an eye on that one. CO was really bad last June. About 85%
    > extreme. Easing up a bit, now. KS is still in bad shape, though.
    >
    > I saw long range forcast for snow, this Winter. Said CO and NV/UT
    > would see above normal snow fall:
    >
    > http://www.examiner.com/article/ten-...til-snowmaking
    >
    > I'm not holding my breath, but I hope it's so! Immediate forcast says
    > it might even snow tonight.
    >
    > nb --wetting leg in anticipation!
    >


    It was pretty bad here in NE TX last year. This year it's dry but not
    nearly as bad, lists in the 1-2 range in my area. The grass is still
    moderately green even though I haven't been watering it, last year it
    was all dead.

  18. #18
    Janet Bostwick Guest

    Default Re: Food prices going WAY up!

    On Tue, 25 Sep 2012 12:42:50 -0500, Sqwertz <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >On Tue, 25 Sep 2012 11:21:52 -0600, Janet Bostwick wrote:
    >
    >> On Tue, 25 Sep 2012 07:27:26 -0700, "Julie Bove"
    >> <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>>The problems I have with Costco are that you have to buy so many peppers at
    >>>once, they don't always have just red. It's usually a mixed package. And
    >>>they aren't always fresh. They have a date sticker as to when they were
    >>>packed and they're often a week old when I buy them.
    >>>
    >>>I will not buy bananas at Costco. I once bought them and didn't open the
    >>>plastic bag right away. By the next morning there were hundreds of fruit
    >>>flies in there. I have had trouble with rotten potatoes and onions in the
    >>>bag. I won't buy those there either. I did have trouble for a while with
    >>>slimy baby carrots which means that they were left out of refrigeration at
    >>>some point. I know it wasn't me. I bought them and brought them straight
    >>>home. Yes, it is 6 miles away but we weren't having overly hot weather or
    >>>anything. That problem has been resolved now.
    >>>

    >>
    >> I'd say then that you live in a not so desirable area where stores
    >> routinely are sloppy with food handling. I have none of the problems
    >> you describe with any of the stores that I mentioned. I do think that
    >> you have a responsibility to call,write or email the headquarters of
    >> both Costco and Winco and tell them about these problems. I know that
    >> both corporations are concerned about customer service and public
    >> image. In fact, if you will give me the street address and city of
    >> the Winco and Costco that you shop, I will email both corporations and
    >> tell them of your ongoing problems.

    >
    >C'mon, Janet. You know that everything Julie says is over-dramatized.
    >Onions and potatoes come in 30+lb bags at CostCo. Of course some of
    >them are going to go bad before a normal person (or Julie) can use
    >them. And I'd bet it's a rare day in hell when any of us have ever
    >seen less than fresh produce at CostCo.
    >
    >I certainly wouldn't take it upon myself to contact a store about
    >problems you've heard second-hand, when the source is somebody like
    >Julie. You are *much* too kind :-)
    >
    >-sw

    Wink, wink, nod, nod accompanied by a poke in ribs. ;o)
    Janet US

  19. #19
    Janet Bostwick Guest

    Default Re: Food prices going WAY up!

    On 25 Sep 2012 17:23:33 GMT, notbob <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On 2012-09-25, Pete C. <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu

    >
    >Yep. I kept an eye on that one. CO was really bad last June. About 85%
    >extreme. Easing up a bit, now. KS is still in bad shape, though.
    >
    >I saw long range forcast for snow, this Winter. Said CO and NV/UT
    >would see above normal snow fall:
    >
    >http://www.examiner.com/article/ten-...til-snowmaking
    >
    >I'm not holding my breath, but I hope it's so! Immediate forcast says
    >it might even snow tonight.
    >
    >
    >
    >nb --wetting leg in anticipation!


    The thing that I noticed about long dry spells here in southern Idaho,
    is that when we finally get a closed-in winter, frozen ground, with
    lots of precipitation, the trees and shrubs go nuts for a couple of
    years after. They produce flowers, seeds, pods and fruit up the
    ying-yang. Maybe that will happen next season if the country gets a
    decent winter and maybe there will be an over abundance of crop (lower
    prices) Fingers crossed. . .
    Janet US

  20. #20
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Food prices going WAY up!

    On Tue, 25 Sep 2012 13:07:13 -0600, Janet Bostwick wrote:

    > On Tue, 25 Sep 2012 12:42:50 -0500, Sqwertz <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>C'mon, Janet. You know that everything Julie says is over-dramatized.
    >>Onions and potatoes come in 30+lb bags at CostCo. Of course some of
    >>them are going to go bad before a normal person (or Julie) can use
    >>them. And I'd bet it's a rare day in hell when any of us have ever
    >>seen less than fresh produce at CostCo.
    >>
    >>I certainly wouldn't take it upon myself to contact a store about
    >>problems you've heard second-hand, when the source is somebody like
    >>Julie. You are *much* too kind :-)
    >>

    > Wink, wink, nod, nod accompanied by a poke in ribs. ;o)


    Yeah, yeah. I know. I figured it was too "good" to be true. But
    just in case...

    -sw

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