Inflation. Ugh. What does this mean for your food and prices?
As we all well know, inflation is here and is likely to get worse. Ugh.
This has kind of crept up on the farm. It’s been slow but is definitely real.
The price of a cardboard box plus liner for UPS shipping has gone up $2 since the beginning of the year. The price of jars and packing materials has increased over 50%. Gas prices have risen 40% in 2021 so far, increasing our shipping costs across the board.
You get the point. Prices of everything have risen. And, it’s having a domino effect.
So, what’s a farm to do? Just like we aim to practice environmental sustainability, we also need financial sustainability to continue providing you reliable access to real, nutrient-dense foods.
This means that our prices will be going up. This has already happened a little bit in certain collections and will likely continue for as long as inflation continues.
We don’t know exactly how much the increases will be, but we’re promising you that it’s our goal to keep the staples as affordable as we can.
So, products like milk, ground beef, bones, and cheese will stay relatively low. However, luxury items like steaks (which no one needs to eat) or yogurt (which you can make at home with milk) will go up relatively more.
We are promising you that from now until November 1 we are freezing prices. But, after that, you may notice changes.
I do hope this helps you plan and prepare.
How are you feeling about inflation? Has it affected your life? What do you foresee coming in the future? Contact us or comment below (no account required!).
Any questions? Please don't hesitate to ask!