How much did you pay for strawberries?
- Soufi Jul 17, 2009 05:00 PM
My dad and I made a big batch of strawberry jam yesterday and we went to the Jean-Talon market to buy the fruit. We bought them without thinking about it but then, while preparing the jam, figured we had been seriously ripped off: we payed 10$ for what we think was half a crate (merchant counted it as one crate) or six small red plastic containers of day old strawberries (fresh ones were 2 $ more). I had seen 1,50$ for one small container at Valmont the day before... Were did the deal go?
last week, I paid 7 for a basket, mid size, enough for 3, 4 persons (with ice cream).
They were to die for BTW.
I think it was from a vendor north-east of the market, first row from première moisson.
The strawberries are now more expensive because it is the end of the season and there are less available on the market, simple economics, and the "autumn strawberries" like they call them are less abundant also so more expensive. We get the autumn ones after the regular ones, they are beginning to hit the shelves.
The 6-pint half-crates seemed to be $12 for most of the season this year. In other years, they dropped to about $7 or $8 (though I remember several years ago that I got a full crate, 12 pints, for $8). You need to time it for the height of the season, which is generally around July 1st, though as others have said, some of the issue with the cost this year is the poor weather.