Yes, I fear you are correct, Korvo...I notice even our Saturday Farmers' Market now, where people bring their home-grown produce, the prices are VERY high.
Those high prices? It was not like that in the 1950's in the small rural communities, such as where I grew up.
I am delighted you and your wife found something like that. I remember it was lots of fun; in the 1950's, the whole family helped with the canning and the freezing, and then such fun to bring it out in winter, so delicious!