Looks like all of a sudden the grocery prices have increased where I am. I bought 5 tomatoes for $9.5 this past week. The first time I have spent that much on tomato…
Tomato is not one of the indispensable veggies in my diet. I hardly crave for it and rather have it as something that will create variety in my salad. Hardly use it in meals as well. But this week I wanted to eat tomatoes and, boy, the price almost shocked me.
Where I am we are mostly dependent on food grown in other places. Theoretically that means our food prices are already higher than other provinces in Canada. I used to live in Toronto; I know very well how abundant and affordable food is there. Variety is also awesome there. I miss shopping there.
Anyways, the reason I am writing this post is not to complain about the tomato prices. But I must admit seeing other bloggers spending much less than what I do for a much smaller amount of food somehow makes me wonder. For example, the store Aldi seems to be selling food/grocery at good prices and unfortunately we do not have it here. Why not?
I am sure for many of you paying $9.5 for 5 medium sized tomato is something unbelievable. But believe me it is the truth. I want you to know I am not jealous or something; I just hope that you are grateful for what you can get at much lower prices than what others like me can.
Overall, the Canadian economy is not in good shape, with the announcement of a much increased amount of deficit today by the Minister of Finance; sometimes I find myself thinking whether I am doing good with keeping my money in the bank or investing in stock market. What if we were to experience something similar to what Greece had last summer? What if we cannot have access to our own money? What if all goes wrong and we lose what we already have?
I sometimes wonder how the people during the great recession (1927) or war-thorn countries survived the financial hardship and find food to survive. I also wonder about the poor families out there who are struggling to find food.
I will start including food in my joy journals and will remember to give my thanks when I purchase and eat them. I will also make sure to donate to food banks more frequently.