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Ferry Plaza vs. Albertson's (or any supermarket) prices

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Ferry Plaza vs. Albertson's (or any supermarket) prices

rworange | Jul 30, 2007 07:48 PM

For people who say Ferry Plaza is over-priced ... here's a comparison of a few items I bought this week at FP and those same, so to speak, items at Albertsons ... only the herbs at Albertson were organic.

Also, I don't mean to pick on Albertsons ... the prices are pretty much the same at all supermarkets. I just happened to be at Albertsons today.

FP - organic corn ... 3 for $1
A - corn on sale ..... 4 for $1

FP - organic plucots ...... $3 00 lb
A - plucots regular price $2.99 lb on sale this week $1.99

FP - organic melons ... $1.00 lb
A - melons ................... $0.69 - $1.29

FP - tomatoes (regular & organic) ... $2.25 - $3.00 lb
A - Vine-ripened regular tomatoes ... $2. 99 lb

FP - organic summer squash ... $1.00 - $1.99 lb
A - summer squash ................... $1.69 - $1.99 lb

FP - organic heirloom potatoes ... $2.00 lb
A - red and white potatoes ........... .$0.99 lb

FP - regular strawberries ...... $2.50
A - strawberries regular price $3.99 on sale this week 2 for $3

FP - regular raspberries ... $2.00
A - regular raspberries .......$2.99

FP - organic cucumbers ... $1.99 lb
A - cucumbers .................... $1.29 each . I weighed one ... 1/2 lb or $2.58 lb

FP - regular romaine lettuce .... $1.00
A - romaine lettuce .....................$1.49

FP - brown button mushrooms ... $3.00 lb
A - brown button mushromms .... $.399 lb

FP - regular grapes ... $2.50 lb
A - regular grapes ......$2.49 lb

FP - organic apples ... $1.00 - $3.00 lb
A - apples .................... $1.49 - $1.89 lb

FP - dried organic Bing cherries ... $9.00 lb
A - dried cherries ..............................$15.86 lb (99 cents oz)

OK ... here's the REAL shocker. I was complaining about fresh organic herbs being sold for $10 lb at Ferry Plaza. Albertson's sells SF Organics brand fresh herbs ... $1.99 for .75 ounces ... that's $31. 84 lb.

One other thing ... Ella Bella was selling organic duck's tongue lettuce for $4.50 a pound. Albertson's sells organic bagged lettuce mixes for $3.99 for 5 oz ... you do the math.

Cherry season is over, but Albertson's had them ... Bing's $2.99 lb Rainier $5.49 lb.

Nothing you get at the supermarkets was picked that day or the day before. The quality isn't anywhere near Ferry Plaza. Well, Albertson's does have better parking.

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