Grocery store produce, like everything else, has gotten more expensive. Right now, with so many folks out of work, it’s time to look at ways to save money on food.
In the 1930s, everyone had a “Victory Garden” in their back yard or side yard, on the rooftop or patio pots. You can grow basic vegetables, like tomatoes, from seeds or seedlings, to augment the grocery store produce that is becoming increasingly pricey. You can grow herbs in your kitchen window. If you’re a gardening newbie, you can tap into lots of help from your local gardening club, horticultural society or university extension office.
Learn to preserve your own food, too, so you don’t waste any of the food you grow (or even extra produce you buy). When you start canning and drying your own foods, you’ll be the poster child for Depression Era-style frugality.