Inflation continues to push food prices higher and I expect them go up even more this fall.  Some ways to combat rising food prices that I’m using are:

  • using more frozen vegetables

Frozen vegetables are generally cheaper than fresh and there is less food waste.  I find that they do well when roasted or included in hot dishes.

  • gardening – I have expanded my garden

This is the time of year to start a garden if you don’t already have one.  Even if you don’t have much space, you can grow a surprising amount of food in containers.  Most of my garden is in containers and last year I was able to freeze peas, beans and squash.  I gave away lots of tomatoes.  I planned to can them, but that was when I had my kitchen remodeled and couldn’t, so I gave lots away.

  • Making sure I use up things in my pantry

I have an extensive pantry that grew during the pandemic.  I am making sure that I use things up – frozen veggies, canned veggies/beans, pastas, rice etc.  I want to have enough on hand for a bad storm (fresh) or a job loss (about six months).  And, I want to make sure I am regularly rotating my stock. So, I am making sure I am using things before the best before date.


What are you doing to combat high grocery prices?