I have kids. They drink organic milk. It’s expensive, but I’d rather not have my 8-year-old son sprout breasts prematurely. In bad brokester fashion, I never paid that much attention to the prices until I noticed that the closest supermarket is charging $6.29 for a half gallon of Stonyfield Organic. (I’m talkinboutyou, C-Town at East 16th Street and Newkirk). Eesh! How rampant is this organic milk price-gouging? As an exercise, I checked every store in a five-block radius from Cortelyou and Marlborough. Here are the results: (more…)
Produce at Target. Photo courtesy of The Midwood Blog.
You may or may not have heard that the Target in Flatbush has produce now, and it appears likely that the Atlantic Center store is soon to follow. We’ll use any excuse for a Target run, and bananas and apples are certainly less dangerous than the forthcoming Missoni collabo. Our big questions, of course: is the produce any good, is it cheaper than the local supermarket, and if so, is it worth a trip?
To find out, I first went to the two markets nearest my Greenpoint apartment: Key Foods on McGuiness Boulevard and the Associated on Manhattan Avenue, chosen here to represent the average Brooklyn supermarket. I recorded the prices of 10 common fruits and vegetables, then went to Target to compare. (more…)