I’ve been getting my milk in CT at a gas station (Sunoco) convenience store for $3.19 a gallon.
I shop for different things at different places, instead of doing one-stop shopping at a supermarket. Like milk at the gas station; fruit and vegetables at a produce market down the road; meat at a butcher shop a couple towns over; cereal, pasta, and canned goods at Wal-Mart, Target, Big Lots, or the dollar store. I watch the flyers in the paper and plan my menus according to what’s on sale. I pay attention to unit pricing and only buy name brands where I can actually notice a difference. I do most of my shopping while I’m out doing other things, rather than make a special trip for it.
This is the way I’ve done it for years, which works well for me as a single-person household with limited storage space. So while I have noticed an increase in food prices, I’ve found that the way I shop means it hasn’t affected me too much.