More than the Boy Scout Motto; This is another ministry...Be Prepared to be your brother's keeper
Prov 6:6-11 (KJV) Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise: Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler, Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest. How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? when wilt thou arise out of thy sleep? Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep: So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth, and thy want as an armed man.
If you have a yard: Plant an Heirloom Garden
When it comes to vegetable and herb gardens when you start planting heirloom varieties; this is no longer a garden but the start of your your own personal farm. Heirloom varieties generally produce foods with much higher in critical vitamins and minerals and if your smart and organize your garden and what you plant when your produce budjet after the first year will only be the cost of fertilizer, and water. We are talking pennies on the dollar compared to grocery store prices. It is work and requires effort but you will be rewarded. Understand this, due to the lack of local produce farms most produce in department stores are picked early (ie: tomatoes, bananas) and arrive green. while for some items like bananas this is not a problem others, like tomatoes this is. Just using logic you understand that the vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other cirtical nutrients for the next generation of a plant are not set until the fruit, tuber, root, corm, crown, bulb, or other part eaten is ready to be released from the plant. So your picking the food before it has the maximum amount of nutrition possible. A side from flavor and nutrition, the satisfaction of growing and canning your own food is its own blessing in an age of inflation because even if you can't grow all you want but remember that is money your not spending on vegitables.