My husband forwarded me this news article from Honolulu Hawaii:
NINE DOLLARS for a loaf of Bread?
OH MY GOSH!!!
The last time that we were home, I did take photos of some of the foods that I regularly purchase.
As I recall, a loaf of Safeway's Brand of White Bread was almost $5!!
I had said to DH that I could see the day that folks would soon be going back to the days of bartering! He didn't believe me!!!
As to having a small vegetable garden and livestock, most homes in Hawaii have something.