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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Grocery Deals 3/9

I read this on a Sprouts email, as they prepare us for lower selection and higher prices.  It would appear the freezes in CA did some pretty serious damage.

Tomatoes: The open-field beefsteaks, vine-ripes and romas were a complete loss. (About 60% of the beefsteaks and vine-ripes are grown in open fields, and about 85% of the romas.) Grape tomatoes and cherry tomatoes were also a total loss. Only vine-on tomatoes seem to have fared well and remain in strong supply.

Beans: Nearly 95% of the crops were lost.

Vegetables: Among the hardest-hit were green bell peppers (70-80% lost), cucumbers (80-90% lost in shade houses, 100% in open fields), eggplant (a major loss, and it is too late to replant for this season) and squash (85-90% lost). Alone among the vegetables, colored bell peppers seem to have done pretty well, although there will still probably be a little spottiness in their availability.

HEB (Sorry I forgot to include them last week, but I did take the ad with me all the way to Nashville and wrote it all down and everything, just forgot to type it out)

pork chops 1.97/lb, roast 2.77/lb, boneless breasts 1.99/lb, frozen boiled wild caught shrimp 3.97/lb, legs/thighs $1/lb (vs 1.69 Randalls), strawberries 1.50/lb, pineapples 2.50, tangelos .77/lb, red potatoes 2.98/5#

Sun Harvest cantaloupe .77 (vs $2 Randalls), apples .88/lb, grapes 1.97/lb, oranges .49/lb (vs .99 Randalls), blueberries $4/18oz

Sprouts cantaloupe .77 (vs $2 Randalls), onions .49/lb, oranges .49/lb (vs. .99 Randalls), mangoes .49, red potatoes .88/lb, green beans .88/lb (vs 1.99 Newflower), red/yellow/gold bell peppers .77

Newflower asparagus 1.47/lb, celery .99, spinach .99, oranges .49/lb

Randalls corned beef brisket 1.99 (point) or 2.99/lb (vs3.99/lb HEB),boneless chicken 1.99/lb, broccoli .88/lb,
Friday-Monday only: butter $2.50/lb, clementines $3/3#, Doritos $1.50

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