Friday, June 24, 2011

If you think that's a lot ...

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How much would you pay for organic strawberries?

My dry cleaners is in the same shopping center as the ShopRite in Rochelle Park, so after dropping off two pairs of pants, I went into the supermarket, looking for Jersey Fresh blueberries.

Two for $5, a bit pricey. A&P is selling a six-pint pack for $6.99 with a store card through Thursday.

Large red or black seedless grapes are on sale for 99 cents a pound with the A&P card.

At ShopRite, a pound of organic strawberries were $2.99 with a store card, twice the price of conventional strawberries. 

If you think that's a lot, I saw organic strawberries at Whole Foods Market in Paramus for $3.99 a pound.

I bought one pack of the ShopRite organic strawberries, because I've read that fruit gets more pesticides than any other.

At Fairway Market in Paramus, a whole beef tenderloin for filet mignon is $6.99 a pound (4-to-6-pound average).

ShopRite often puts the same cut of beef -- from free-range, grass-fed cattle in Australia -- on sale for $4.99 a pound with a store card.

1 comment:

  1. Since you're not eating beef, let's say you didn't buy a four pound filet mignon at Fairway, bingo! You just saved $28. If you didn't buy the same four pound filet at Shop Rite, you only saved $20. Do the math. If you didn't buy the beef at Fairway, you just saved enough to buy nearly three pounds more of organic strawberries at ShopRite than if you didn't buy the beef at ShopRite. And if you forewent the shrimp special at Natalie's, you could buy nearly 24 pints of blueberries at A&P, and make yourself one heck of a fruit salad. But don't forget to save a few of the blueberries to plant in your garden, so you can grow your own blueberry tree.


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