In the summer of 1817, wheat was $3 a bushel and was said to be difficult to obtain even at that price. Provisions of all typers were scarce and many Willsborough familes went without bread for weeks.It is reported that local folks went into the woods and leeched potash to trade at William D. Ross' store for provisions. When Ross ran out of provisions, he had to pay in cash. When Flour could be found it brought $11 a barrel.  - Story of Three Toens, by  Morris F. Glenn