DENVER -- If it feels like it's costing more and more to feed your family, it's not your imagination.
Grocery prices are surging.
Retail food prices shot up nearly four percent this year. It's the biggest jump in the past three years.
Observers point to drought conditions in states like California and other food producing as an issue that is having a major impact on our grocery prices.
"Remember the crops are what feed the animals and so it just filters out everywhere from there, and we see it get into eggs, we see it get into milk, we see it get into the grain goods," says Mike Shepler, meat buyer at Tony's Market.
The best things you can do to keep from getting pinched by the high prices: Keep an eye out for any sales or coupons and save those left-overs to make meals go further.