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Old 04-10-2014, 02:07 PM
 
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This topic could be equally at home here, in Current Events, Health and Fitness, or even Economics. So mods move to wherever you see fit.

This is absolute insanity. Look at the price of these blueberries. Six ounces for four bucks. In Southern California. For produce grown in Mexico. At the supposedly "low price leader" store.

That price is nothing short of extortionate. Next time you wonder why so many people can't afford *GOOD* fruits (such as these blackberries which are loaded with antioxidants), or don't even bother trying, this is why.

And tell me again how there's no inflation?

I think two of the words on the price placard got transposed. I normally buy, each week two of these containers. But not this week. Not at that price. No freaking way. Not a chance.

I'll load up on kale, vitamins, or even Doritos before I bend over for that kind of asking price.
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Old 04-10-2014, 03:32 PM
 
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This topic could be equally at home here, in Current Events, Health and Fitness, or even Economics. So mods move to wherever you see fit.

This is absolute insanity. Look at the price of these blueberries. Six ounces for four bucks. In Southern California. For produce grown in Mexico. At the supposedly "low price leader" store.

That price is nothing short of extortionate. Next time you wonder why so many people can't afford *GOOD* fruits (such as these blackberries which are loaded with antioxidants), or don't even bother trying, this is why.

And tell me again how there's no inflation?

I think two of the words on the price placard got transposed. I normally buy, each week two of these containers. But not this week. Not at that price. No freaking way. Not a chance.

I'll load up on kale, vitamins, or even Doritos before I bend over for that kind of asking price.

if its organic, its worth any price,,,because its not the factory farmed, pesticide rich other fruits, that regular grocery stores sell.. thats what the nutrional nellies say

what price is too cheap for health??

this concept works for whole foods....

plenty of folks are drinking the healthy kool-aid..


just like the grass-fed old milking cow down the road from me,,they want 5.50lb ,,,thats on the hoof/half bone and fat , so its 11.00lb for what you are actually eating,,,11.00lb for 30% burger 50% chucks and round steaks, and ribs

but just because it says "grass-fed" someone will be buying these cows,,,,the meat will be tougher than a boot,,,,because its so lean,,and it will have a grassy, sour flavor..,,being a holstein cow -


all in the name of health,,
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Old 04-10-2014, 03:32 PM
 
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You can generally expect to pay very high prices for fruit that is out of season.

When I was in the food business, it was NOT unusual to have $9/ 12 pint flats of strawberries for weeks. However, when the Florida crop was done, there was generally a two to three week period where they soared to over $40. I had a standing order each week up until they reached $15 a flat.

Currently, I have ten quarts of blueberries (@ $0.99 a pint) and 12 quarts of blackberries which were free for the picking in my freezer. Those are the types of fruit that are easy to freeze and last summer had a bumper crop.
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Old 04-10-2014, 03:34 PM
 
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Blackberries $1.50 now here
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Old 04-10-2014, 05:01 PM
 
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When I was visiting Tucson in late Feb/early March, blackberries were 4 for $5 at one store's sale, and $.75 at Kroger the following week. Here, they're more expensive, as is pretty much all good produce.
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Old 04-10-2014, 05:21 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I buy fruit when it's in season and the prices are low. It's good to eat a variety of fruits also and not just get stuck on eating one kind all the time.
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Old 04-10-2014, 05:22 PM
 
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When I was visiting Tucson in late Feb/early March, blackberries were 4 for $5 at one store's sale, and $.75 at Kroger the following week. Here, they're more expensive, as is pretty much all good produce.
Do remember that the Rio Rico/ Nogales is one of the largest ports of entry for produce growers in western Mexico. You see a lot of produce that are RIDICULOUSLY cheap in Tucson/ Nogales that you don't see elsewhere. Huge cantaloupes for $0.88/ ea and 1# huge naval oranges 4/$1. Also 4-5 small avocados for $1.

In some cases, you are getting the seconds but as long as you consume them in a reasonable amount of time, it is great.

I do NOT find a lot of food bargains in Tucson outside of produce .... but I am still looking.
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Old 04-10-2014, 05:48 PM
 
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Blackberries at the Big Y here in Connecticut are "on sale" for "only" $5.98/12-ounce. In a few weeks they'll be in season and we'll all be able to pick them off the bushes on the side of the road; they grow wild along with wild raspberries. Where I used to live, the next town over, we also had wild strawberries.

If you want better prices, buy in season, or buy directly from the hothouse grower.
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Old 04-10-2014, 06:00 PM
 
Location: The analog world
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Look for Wyman's wild blueberries in the freezer case. Buy the big bag for about $9-10 and each 1/2 cup serving will cost you $.50.
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Old 04-10-2014, 09:14 PM
 
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So, eat the fruits and vegetables in season, put in a garden in the summer and can or "put up" for the winter/off-season and learn to shop at stores that have sales or have better prices. Don't make excuses for not eating healthy.

I'll monitor this thread to see if it is appropriate to stay here or be moved.
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