The last few weeks have seen a dramatic rise in the cost of fresh fruit and vegetables. The price of grapes, for example, rose from $2.99/lb to $4.99/lb. Cauliflower, lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, melons, bananas and many other fresh food items have increased in price. The rise in prices is a result of a weakened Canadian dollar. I may not understand the economics of the currency but what I do understand is that I am paying more for food even though my husband and I received no salary increase at the beginning of this year. However, we are still able to buy the fresh food we want to eat.
This week I am grateful that my family and I are still able to eat healthy dinners. For many the cost of fresh food and vegetables is unattainable. With rising costs, these families focus on cheap carbohydrates that will fill tummies but not nourish bodies.
What have you been grateful for this week?
Oba was grateful for reading fiction
Lavendar Ladi was grateful for the snow and enjoying her job
Jaqueline is grateful for a friend
(Join me and share something that you have been grateful for in the past week. Link up with my post and feel free to use the badge my daughter created. )
I enjoy reading what others are grateful for – the posts make me think of other things I am happy to have in my life. Please remember to send me a pingback so that I know you have participated.