Welcome to the May 2012 survey of grocery markets in Boulder, Colorado that sell a wide variety of organic items. All prices are for May 2, 2012. All items are organic. The products listed represent the lowest prices we could find for that particular item (including club card discounts). Unless otherwise stated, all produce prices are listed per pound. We realize that very few shoppers purchase only one pound of any particular item (apples, oranges, onions, and so on). That said, price differences add up when you buy 3-8 pounds of fruits and vegetables. This month there were several volume discounts on price-per-pound items, which raised the overall total for many stores, but allowed shoppers the opportunity to get a better deal by spending a little more.
The goal of our monthly grocery survey is to inform our readers, not to bias their shopping decisions. Obviously, the prices for groceries in Boulder may have no reflection on what these items cost in your neighborhood markets—these items may not even be available in your neighborhood. We also recognize that purchasing organic food is a luxury not everyone can afford. Still, we hold locally grown/raised organic groceries as the gold standard.
We are very interested to hear about the cost and availability of these items in your local grocery stores, so please take a minute to leave us a comment about this report.
Live well, eat well, bon apetit!
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