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in my area , MB consistently may have lower prices.

 

bunches of scallions there seem to be

 

of s9milar size through out the year

 

some times they are skinny , some times 

 

a bit more mature.

 

the prices change based on the season

 

winter they are more expensive.

 

maybe they will crack $ 2.oo soon.

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There are 2 supermarkets close to my house, they are a block apart from each other, Shop Rite and Acme. As @gfweb notes, Acme is pretty terrible...except for some reason, the store near me generally has better produce than Shop Rite, and runs good sales on it. It doesn't matter as much in the winter, but with the summer fruit, I'm finding it worth my while to make a separate trip.

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5 hours ago, rotuts said:

in my area , MB consistently may have lower prices.

 

bunches of scallions there seem to be

 

of s9milar size through out the year

 

some times they are skinny , some times 

 

a bit more mature.

 

the prices change based on the season

 

winter they are more expensive.

 

maybe they will crack $ 2.oo soon.

 

See - I get 2 beautiful, fresh bunches of scallions for $1 - it all evens out in the long run. 

 

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21 minutes ago, weinoo said:

 

See - I get 2 beautiful, fresh bunches of scallions for $1 - it all evens out in the long run. 

 

But are you getting them at an ethnic market which would make sense?

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Scallions are keeping that 

 

Quiet .

 

re: ethnic markets :

 

back in the day I frequented 

 

an Indian market on Waltham .

 

Sunday morning only , when they opened.

 

it was easy to park.

 

the fresh produce there

 

was as fresh 

 

as the other large , conventional 

 

grocery stores I visited. .

 

came out of large boxes , similar to boxes in all those places 

 

bur off somewhat smaller truck.

 

it was always less expensive .

 

cilantro ?   maybe not as popular at the larger grocery

 

stores , thus affection those prices ?

 

but everything fresh was less expensive,

 

their assortment was , well , ethnic 

 

they didn't carry WonderBread 

 

but their Patak jared pastes 

 

were very reasonable and they had

 

a decent selection

 

 

 

 

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40 minutes ago, weinoo said:

Scallions have an ethnicity?

Obviously not, but Korean, pan-Asian markets tend to have much better prices on produce - in my limited L.A. experience.

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Here

 

its Indian .

 

however , 

 

Im  sure there are Hispanic markets 

 

in many places 

 

The large Chinese market

 

I sued to go on Sunday AM 

 

( parking ) 

 

had similar lower prices 

 

fro fresh produce 

 

and a lot of Chinese fresh produce 

 

that's just normal 

 

given a population density 

 

 

 

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I generally pay $1.25/ bunch of organically grown scallions at the farmers market. 
$1.29/bunch at Trader Joe’s.  This is also the regular price for organic scallions at Whole Foods but they are $0.89/bunch this week

3 bunches/$1.00 at Vallarta Supermarket (mostly Mexican chain)

5 bunches/$0.99 at Valley Marketplace (small, pan-ethnic chain), on special 

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5 minutes ago, blue_dolphin said:

I generally pay $1.25/ bunch of organically grown scallions at the farmers market. 
$1.29/bunch at Trader Joe’s.  This is also the regular price for organic scallions at Whole Foods but they are $0.89/bunch this week

3 bunches/$1.00 at Vallarta Supermarket (mostly Mexican chain)

5 bunches/$0.99 at Valley Marketplace (small, pan-ethnic chain), on special 

 

Yes - but just try and buy a house there!

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some places that

 

sell scallions 

 

as noted , the price of food

 

have different prices 

 

for the floor we enjoy waking around in

 

[ Ed :  Barf aside , small and large  ]:

 

A Millonzzes @  square-foot   ( SqFt for now )

 

a Billonzzes @ SqFt

 

a Trillionzzes @ SqFt.

 

this pressures 

 

the price of scallions .

 

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35 minutes ago, ElsieD said:

Bought some Ranier cherries yesterday.  An eye-watering $15.99 a pound.

Are they at least approaching excellent?

 

Gotta say prices have curbed my snack impulse purchasing. A massive kettle corn craving hit. Cost of MW stuff put me right off. I'd prefer the stuff from copper kettle at farmers market but no access. 

 

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5 minutes ago, heidih said:

Are they at least approaching excellent?

 

Gotta say prices have curbed my snack impulse purchasing. A massive kettle corn craving hit. Cost of MW stuff put me right off. I'd prefer the stuff from copper kettle at farmers market but no access. 

 

 

They are very, very good.  I am trying to ration them as that bunch is likely to be it for the year.  I got my first Ottawa grown tomatoes yesterday.  There is a man who grows them in his backyard and has them for sale.  They are delicious.

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24 minutes ago, ElsieD said:

 

They are very, very good.  I am trying to ration them as that bunch is likely to be it for the year.  I got my first Ottawa grown tomatoes yesterday.  There is a man who grows them in his backyard and has them for sale.  They are delicious.

Savoring the best of the season :)

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In a topic I do no recall, snow crab was mentioned as super high priced now. Today at Ralphs (Kroger) fat long legs with nice clusters were $8.99/lb.  The King Crab legs though --- $60/lb

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Seafood has jumped up 30-40%. Not all but most. 

I have a good rotation now. I spend about an hour Sunday mornings and check just a few markets. We are seasonal so I support local farms this time of year. I check FreshDirect, Misfits, and get a local Farm share for proteins every three-4 months--WaldenLocal. FreshDirect is a local delivery that has good prices being a distribution center without the overhead of a grocery. Every two-three months. Misfits once a month now. 

Watching for sales gives us some seasonal treats like the lobsters, oysters, salt cod, lamb ribs, noodles, pastas, case of mangoes, and some wonton wrappers for the freezer. No interest in Costco these days. Or our local Italian market that started over-salting their sausages a few years ago. Sadly not on our rotation at all anymore. Hilarious four generations small grocery singing on the loudspeaker non-stop. 

 

 

 

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I know artichokes are not local to NY, but one of my favorite markets has them once a year and gorgeous. They support local but need to offer other veg to survive. True butcher and fish monger. Seeing the fish monger filleting big cod, I asked for a few heads for stock. "come back in 15 minutes"....I had three heads for stock, but even better I had six cheeks and three tongues/throats for a delicacy appetizer. 

Adams is just 5 minutes off the NYState thruway. Kingston. 4 locations now. Story's is our farm stand favorite. On the way to weekend Catskill road trips. The Farber farm sells local but no website. They sell to NYC restaurants. Angus beef.

 

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