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Old Dec 5th 2019, 3:24 pm
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Looks like food prices are expected to rise a nice chunk in 2020.

https://globalnews.ca/news/6258632/b...1gx9OuULLFw6wM
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Originally Posted by Jingsamichty
Beetroot is red and delicious. Beets (sugar beets) are pale and not edible as food.
Yeah, sugar beets are for when you can't afford/ get enough sugar cane, right?

Originally Posted by Siouxie
Abbreviating beetroot to 'beets' is perhaps just N.American laziness when it comes to language...
So not just the brits then... especially as the aussies took the pickled beetroot, ran with it and ended up with these beauties:

Originally Posted by spouse of scouse
It's not a proper Aussie burger unless it has beetroot

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Healthy options to go up the most- so we should be safe then, lol

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Looks like food prices are expected to rise a nice chunk in 2020.

https://globalnews.ca/news/6258632/b...1gx9OuULLFw6wM
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Does seem to happen, healthy stuff is always more expensive, veggies and fruits are getting so pricey they are becoming relative treats and not staples.


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Healthy options to go up the most- so we should be safe then, lol
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Originally Posted by Jsmth321
Does seem to happen, healthy stuff is always more expensive, veggies and fruits are getting so pricey they are becoming relative treats and not staples.
That's especially true when they're out of season. Tomatoes for example, often $1/lb in summer go to $2.47 in winter, and the quality often goes down. Not paying extra for woody tomatoes. When this happens I would rather use canned diced tomatoes I've stocked up on for $1/can for making chili, spaghetti sauce, etc, even saganaki. When the fresh ones are nice and on sale I'll get some because you can't make a bacon and tomato sandwich with canned tomatoes. The cucumbers that were $1 or .88 are also $2.47 now and they look terrible. I did just buy a lovely cabbage for .77/lb, or about $2.50 and that's as healthy as it comes.
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Winter is certainly more difficult in finding produce and fruit at affordable prices. Food seems to be increasing at a greater rate than our income at least so we are getting less and less each year.

Those who rely on food banks may not even have healthy options, food banks don't always have the healthiest of foods depending on location, some food banks are better than others of course, but in some places healthiest item might be bread, when I was in Abbotsford the food bag was very heavy on day old pastries from various fast food places, very little if any vegetables and fruits, only meat was usually tuna or spam and always powdered milk but I had no use for that.

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That's especially true when they're out of season. Tomatoes for example, often $1/lb in summer go to $2.47 in winter, and the quality often goes down. Not paying extra for woody tomatoes. When this happens I would rather use canned diced tomatoes I've stocked up on for $1/can for making chili, spaghetti sauce, etc, even saganaki. When the fresh ones are nice and on sale I'll get some because you can't make a bacon and tomato sandwich with canned tomatoes. The cucumbers that were $1 or .88 are also $2.47 now and they look terrible. I did just buy a lovely cabbage for .77/lb, or about $2.50 and that's as healthy as it comes.
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Originally Posted by Jsmth321
Winter is certainly more difficult in finding produce and fruit at affordable prices. Food seems to be increasing at a greater rate than our income at least so we are getting less and less each year.

Those who rely on food banks may not even have healthy options, food banks don't always have the healthiest of foods depending on location, some food banks are better than others of course, but in some places healthiest item might be bread, when I was in Abbotsford the food bag was very heavy on day old pastries from various fast food places, very little if any vegetables and fruits, only meat was usually tuna or spam and always powdered milk but I had no use for that.
I've been volunteering at Foodbanks for years. The thing about fresh food is lack of refrigerated storage at collection/donation points. That's why people are asked to only donate non-perishable food. We do ask people to donate canned vegetables and fruit though.
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I've been buying frozen veg recently, for things like soups and veggie curries. It's fantastic value and really good quality. Peas, green beans, squash... easily as good as fresh produce, and the prep work is done for you too.
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Originally Posted by Jingsamichty
I've been buying frozen veg recently, for things like soups and veggie curries. It's fantastic value and really good quality. Peas, green beans, squash... easily as good as fresh produce, and the prep work is done for you too.
That is how I buy broccoli cheaper, a big bag runs around $8 for a 1.75kg bag, used to be 2kg but the bag has been reduced in size but that is norm these days, everything is shrinking in size it seems, but lasts about a week for 2 of us, sometimes less. Corn is better value frozen, Frozen asparagus is usually cheaper vs fresh but not all stores carry it.

I've seen some articles that say frozen has more nutrients since they are frozen as their peak.

Frozen peaches is a cheaper way to get peaches as well as berries, far cheaper vs fresh.


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Originally Posted by Jsmth321
That is how I buy broccoli cheaper, a big bag runs around $8 for a 1.75kg bag, used to be 2kg but the bag has been reduced in size but that is norm these days, everything is shrinking in size it seems, but lasts about a week for 2 of us, sometimes less. Corn is better value frozen, Frozen asparagus is usually cheaper vs fresh but not all stores carry it.

I've seen some articles that say frozen has more nutrients since they are frozen as their peak.

Frozen peaches is a cheaper way to get peaches as well as berries, far cheaper vs fresh.
Frozen and tinned veg and fruit are supposed to be much better than fresh, as they are frozen/tinned within hours of picking.
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Originally Posted by Jerseygirl
Frozen and tinned veg and fruit are supposed to be much better than fresh, as they are frozen/tinned within hours of picking.


Tinned peas and tinned corn are my favourites. And bottled peaches
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Tinned peas and tinned corn are my favourites. And bottled peaches
Hubby loves Bachelors Mushy Peas, had a couple of dozen delivered last week. Tinned marrowfat processed peas and mandarin oranges are my favourite.
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Hubby loves Bachelors Mushy Peas, had a couple of dozen delivered last week. Tinned marrowfat processed peas and mandarin oranges are my favourite.
Walmart sell them (sometimes only available in store though)
https://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/batchel.../6000188767273
https://www.walmart.com/c/kp/mandarin-oranges


and Metro (Walmart are cheaper) https://www.metro.ca/en/online-groce.../5000232901422

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I got them from Walmart.ca.
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I got them from Walmart.ca.


Is their delivery service any good? I've been thinking about doing it... Metro also offer home delivery now, I have yet to use that one either. I have used Grocery Gateway and have found them to be excellent.

Hi ho hi ho - it's off to get groceries I go...

Does anyone know where I might be able to get a Turkey crown (i.e. the double breast only) - I've had the 'cook-from- frozen rolled roast' but it's really not the same.
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