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Old May 27, 20, 1:11 pm
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Current price for cherries in your location

Is $9.99/lb for organic cherries about right? California (San Francisco) - I donít have a price comparison because Iíve only seen it at one supermarket.

due to Covid I canít check too many other places to get a price idea.

delicious cherries but itís almost funny to pay $20-ish for a bag of cherries.
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Old May 27, 20, 1:18 pm
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Not organic, but $4.99 a pound at Publix in central Florida.
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$9.99 is a bit dear. I wait for Costco to get theirs in. Usually $5-7 for a 2-3 pound container. Sometimes they even get the Rainier type, which are pricier, maybe $8-10 for 2 pounds.
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Originally Posted by gaobest View Post
Is $9.99/lb for organic cherries about right? California (San Francisco) - I donít have a price comparison because Iíve only seen it at one supermarket.
Non-organic cherries are selling at $5.98 for 2 lb at Walmart Grocery (pick-up at Milpitas, CA). Adding 100% pricing to encounter the "organic" feature, still it would still be $5.98/lb in my estimate.

Even Whole Food is selling $7.99/lb for organic cherries, which IMHO - Whole Food's pricing is already ridiculous enough.

So what you see is ridiculously expensive.
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Originally Posted by gaobest View Post
Is $9.99/lb for organic cherries about right? California (San Francisco) - I donít have a price comparison because Iíve only seen it at one supermarket.

due to Covid I canít check too many other places to get a price idea.

delicious cherries but itís almost funny to pay $20-ish for a bag of cherries.
Can't you check prices online? I can see non-Instacart prices online for any number of grocery store chains in my area.
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Old May 27, 20, 2:27 pm
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Thanks! Not cheap for sure but they work. It’s a trade off of not going to wmt and Costco for sure.
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$10? Hell no. They are in season now. Is that some kind of boutique market?
Whole foods has the non-organic on sale this week for $4.99 and extra 10% off for prime.
Most of my grocery stores have prices online or send around weekly sale papers. Cherries will be around for at least a few more weeks...I wouldn't pay that price.
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We paid $1.99 per pound at Safeway last week. Today's ad says they have gone up to $2.99. In southern Maryland, and the cherries came from California's Central Valley.
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In a fancy Minneapolis area local small grocery chain, $5.99 per pound (save $2) for "jumbo dark red cherries" (no origin specified in the ad) last week and this week (prices change tomorrow, on Thursday morning) but I looked and passed as they didn't seem like the dark cherries I love. For dark and/or sour cherries, it's a very limited window for local availability, with some from Door Country, Wisconsin, and others from Michigan in general AFAIK. I remember the season as being roughly July and not now.

I've also had wonderful local cherries in season from open air city fruit markets in Germany and to some extent France, and priced a lot less than US$12-17 per kilo..
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Thanks - I forgot to check the non-organic price but I’m sure it’s much less. Some fruits & vegetables like carrots and bananas are just a bit more when organic.
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There was a short story in my local paper today that Washington and Oregon cherry crops will be down about 20% from peak harvest due to some disease. I think it was called little cherry disease. Probably came from China.
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Originally Posted by gaobest View Post
Thanks - I forgot to check the non-organic price but Iím sure itís much less. Some fruits & vegetables like carrots and bananas are just a bit more when organic.
Whole Foods in San Francisco has organic cherries for $7.99/pound, $4.99/pound for non-organic.
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Thanks - I forgot to check the non-organic price but Iím sure itís much less. Some fruits & vegetables like carrots and bananas are just a bit more when organic.
There is a list out somewhere of which fruits are worth paying more for organic. Everything is more expensive organic. I am sure cherries are worth buying organic, so are strawberries. Bananas are not because they are peeled. Pineapple is also not worth buying organic. Apples you should buy organic. I am sure you can find the list.
But unless they are individually wrapped with a bow, I can't fathom $10 cherries.
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Originally Posted by gaobest View Post
Thanks! Not cheap for sure but they work. Itís a trade off of not going to wmt and Costco for sure.
i love browsing at costco, but not at this time

sameday.costco.com (requires membership account)
it's powered by instacart, but no additional surcharges/fees besides tip (just $35 minimum spend on the marked up prices, usually i find it's 20-25% markup)

the regular instacart.com/costco website, allows non-member, have various fees on top of the marked-up prices)

using zipcode 94013,

Sweet Red Cherries (non-organic, unknown origin) are 2 pound for $9.59 (which is $7.99 before ~20% markup)

Frozen Smart Harvest Organic Sweet Cherries are 4 pound for $12.59 (which is $10.49 before ~20% markup)


94086 has Rainier Cherries $8.40 for 1 pound but OOS ($7 before markup)

94050 has Organic Red Cherries, 2 pound for $14.39 ($12 before markup)


i havne't seen what markup the actual instacart.com website uses (for costco/other stores)

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Thanks everyone. I really only eat organic fruits. I’m so fussy.
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