Veg Detective

30/09/2013 0 Comment(s) General News,

We have some excellent crops coming off the farm at the moment, including the first of the beautiful new floury setanta potatoes. You can look forward to fresh broccoli for the next few weeks and also some beautiful romanesco next week.

I had my detective hat on over the weekend and I was out and about checking prices for organic produce available from other stores. Here is a summary of what I found. If you are getting a seasonal box from us then you will typically be paying 10-20% less than our prices quoted here, and in some cases it could be up to 30% for the large box. There has never been a better time to receive a fresh box of local organic produce. In light of the climate report published last week, it is a small but positive contribution to reduce climate change.

 


 

Veg Type

 

 

unit

Greenearthorganics

Tesco

Dunnes

beetroot new

kg

2.98

3.98

 

broccolli

kg

4.98

5.71c

7.48

Cabbage winter

pc

1.49

1.49c

 

Cabbage pointed

pc

1.59

1.69c

 

Carrots washed

kg

1.85

1.99

1.85

Carrots bunched

pc

2.99

2.66c

 

Cauliflower

pc

2.99

2.99

2.99

celery

pc

1.79

1.79

2.00

courgette

kg

3.50

2.99c

 

cucumber

pc

1.29

1.29

1.49

kale

kg

6.50

7.24c

 

onions

kg

1.99

1.99

 

onions red

kg

2.57

4.58

 

parsnip washed

kg

2.99

2.99c

 

Potatoes baby

1kg

3.00

1.80

2.00

Potatoes new season

1kg

1.39^

1.40

1.66

spinach

kg

6.50

7.66c

 

swede

pc

1.19

.89c

1.49

Tomatoes cherry 250g

pc

1.99

 

1.79

Tomatoes vine

kg

3.98

 

5.00

         

c= no organic produce was available so the price of corresponding supermarket conventional produce was used

^€1.39/kg if you buy 5kg, €1.99 if you buy 1kg

   

 

In many cases our fresh organic produce is cheaper than the supermarket conventional produce. All of our produce listed in this table is Irish or from our own farm (apart from the onions which are imported from Holland). The supermarket produce was from a variety of different countries.

 

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