Last night, my wife went overbudget on our weekly shopping and not of any fault of her own. In fact, she was aiming to buy less than we normally do and ended up having to forego buying a couple items on the list to not go too far over the budget.
What struck me was that a week ago, a bunch of spinach was $.89, now it is $1.50. Bell peppers have gone up too, so has coffee, and milk.
Now, I know I am buying produce in the USA during winter. Our peppers come from Mexico right now. I understand the associated costs with gas prices rising, but now I am realizing more of the effects of the associated costs of LIFE right now. Maybe it is because we have a kid and are budgeting better, having to purchase less frivoulous things.
So have you noticed this too? Much like $2 gasoline, will we no longer see low cost food?