Gardening a good option to beat rising food prices | News

With spring in full swing, it is the perfect time for Auburn residents to start their seasonal gardening, which this year, in particular, could save them a couple of bucks at the grocery store.

The consumer price index for fruits and vegetables has gone up 7.6% since last year, according to the US Department of Agriculture. The CPI measures the average change over time in the prices paid by urban consumers for a representative market basket of consumer goods and services.