Monday, February 7, 2011

Food Storage Update - A Visit to the Cannery

We've been really busy the last few weeks, though the blog hasn't been reflecting that. Lots of fun, thought we'd share the latest.

With threats of inflation, we decided it was time to stock up again on food. Most communities have a cannery available to the public that is owned and operated (by volunteers) by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. It is a great facility with good deals on quality food.

We had alot of help from the volunteers already there, and were done packing our food and orders of others in less than an hour.

The #10 cans seem to work the best -better than the mylar bags for storage long-term (30+ years!).

Here are some of the beans...

Alot of food and materials on-hand in the cannery.

The volunteers there commmented on how prices have gone up 3 times since the beginning of the year. They are expecting more increase again soon. Cocoa was up 30% in the last 6 weeks! Ouch!

It was a great day, and we got home just before the freezing rain hit for 3 days.

It is always a good feeling when bad weather hits, knowing we have something on-hand for all those hungry mouths.

Lets break out the cocoa!