"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > General Cooking Information > General Cooking
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 03-23-2014, 11:04 PM   #21
Master Chef
 
Cheryl J's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: California
Posts: 6,298
Quote:
Originally Posted by taxlady View Post
I don't know what regular apples cost because they are high on "The Dirty Dozen" list for pesticide residue. Organic apples usually run about $3-4/lb. I bought apples a lot this summer when I could get Quebec grown, organic apples for $1.99-$2.49/lb. They actually had the ones from Quebec for a several weeks. Don't get me started about imported apples. Quebec is apple country too.
Oh, my goodness!
__________________

__________________
Grandchildren fill the space in your heart you never knew was empty.
Cheryl J is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2014, 07:22 AM   #22
Executive Chef
 
bakechef's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 4,082
basic apples about $1.50 per pound if buying individually, can sometimes get a break if you buy the 3 pound bags. More popular, sweeter apples, $2+ per pound.

When Honeycrisp came last fall, they were $2.99 per pound. I was able to go to the local Farmer's Market last fall and score really good apples for 99 cents a pound. Most vendors were $1.29, but these were being sold by the orchard owners, any variety for 99 cents.
__________________

__________________
I'm Bloggin'

http://bakingbetter.com
bakechef is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2014, 11:47 AM   #23
Chef Extraordinaire
 
CWS4322's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Rural Ottawa, Ontario
Posts: 12,305
I heard a bit on the radio this morning about rising cost of pork... If I recall, 6% of the hogs (or was it hog farms) in the US have been hit by a virus, a lower percent in Canada. This means pork prices will be higher in the months to come.

Hog Futures Rise to Record on Supply Woes as Pig Virus Spreads - Bloomberg

Widespread pig virus threatens to bump pork prices | Fox News
__________________
I've got OCD--Obsessive Chicken Disorder!
http://www.discusscooking.com/forums...les-76125.html
CWS4322 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2014, 12:26 PM   #24
Executive Chef
 
Roll_Bones's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Southeast US
Posts: 2,838
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mad Cook View Post
I'd say I wish I lived in the USA for food prices if it wasn't for your medical costs.
London broil doesn't exist in British butchery (how odd, given the name).
Murica could take a few lessons from you guys when it come to healthcare.

Quote:
Originally Posted by CWS4322 View Post
I heard a bit on the radio this morning about rising cost of pork... If I recall, 6% of the hogs (or was it hog farms) in the US have been hit by a virus, a lower percent in Canada. This means pork prices will be higher in the months to come.
I am hearing that hog farms in NC are losing up to 1/3rd of the stock to this virus. Thats a lot of hogs.
__________________
Roll_Bones is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2014, 02:38 PM   #25
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Pittsburgh PA
Posts: 3,029
Our Aldis has any type apple for $2.99 for a 3# bag. The regular grocery store is much higher. I buy most of my produce at Aldis.
__________________
CarolPa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2014, 03:54 PM   #26
Master Chef
 
CharlieD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: USA,Minnesota
Posts: 8,394
My kids do not like Granny Smith. Its either pink lady, or some other apples that taste good in the winter, and winter we have here. Can't blame them. $3.00 - 3.50. On a good day. During the season Cortland is cheaper. But how long is that season? Not long enough and I have no place to store it.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Discuss Cooking mobile app
__________________
You are what you eat.
CharlieD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2014, 04:44 PM   #27
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Addie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: East Boston, MA
Posts: 19,034
Quote:
Originally Posted by Somebunny View Post
Yes, don't get me started on apples. I live in the apple state and our price at the grocery store is sky high! Burns me up too that often what we get is the ones from cold storage. $1.49lb on sale! Some fancy apples are nearly $3.00lb. Outrageous! What do you all pay for apples?
SB, I realize you live on the western side of the big hills, but do you ever cross them to go apple picking? I used to love going over there. One minute you are in the middle of the desert and the next in the middle of apple orchards that stretched for miles.
__________________
Illegitimi non carborundum!
I don't want my last words to be, "I wish I had spent more time doing housework"
Addie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2014, 05:00 PM   #28
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Addie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: East Boston, MA
Posts: 19,034
For those of you old enough, do you remember the Victory Gardens every where you looked during WWII? Maybe it is time we started to go back to that practice. Every empty lot or space had veggies growing due to the severe rationing. The extra exercise certainly wouldn't hurt a lot of us.
__________________
Illegitimi non carborundum!
I don't want my last words to be, "I wish I had spent more time doing housework"
Addie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2014, 05:16 PM   #29
Chef Extraordinaire
 
GotGarlic's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Southeastern Virginia
Posts: 16,856
I'm not old enough to remember, but I've heard about them A lot of places have community gardens now, although I'm sure zoning requirements have changed since WWII. They would need a source of water, too. I wonder how Victory Gardens were watered?

Of course, fewer women were working outside the home, then, too, so many would have had more time than modern women to work on something like that.

We have our own backyard garden.
__________________
The trouble with eating Italian food is that five or six days later you're hungry again. ~ George Miller
GotGarlic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2014, 05:16 PM   #30
Master Chef
 
Chief Longwind Of The North's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: USA,Michigan
Posts: 9,229
I can't touch beef for anything less than $3.50 per lb. around here, and that's for the cheapest cuts, and ground beef. Most of the beef is $4 per pound and over. A decent steak is a minimum of $9 per pound.

That's what I get for living in Sault Ste. Siberia, beautiful country, low wages, and high prices. Sign me up for more.

Oh, and just for the record, it was -5 F. at my house this morning, near the end of February. It should be in the high twenties, and mid thirties by now. Global warming? I don't think so. I believe we have just entered the next ice age.

Seeeeeya; Chief Longwind of the North
__________________

__________________
“No amount of success outside the home can compensate for failure within the home…"

Check out my blog for the friendliest cooking instruction on the net. Go ahead. You know you want to.- http://gwnorthsfamilycookin.wordpress.com/
Chief Longwind Of The North is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:48 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.