That’s Hyde Park Produce.
With six months of unemployment and semi-exhausted financial resources I have to be a tad creative with critical necessities.
With the Co-op closing and Peapod becoming un-affordable, I turned to the semi-new kid on the block, HPP.
HPP just moved to a new space in Kimbark Plaza on 53rd Street. I had gone in previously with friends and was duly impressed.
But be being impressed doesn’t keep money in the bank account.
So when I rolled up to them on Monday, I made sure I brought along my Peapod list and kept the receipt for a fair price comparison.
Behold the tale of the tape:
8 oz. Package of Mushrooms $1.99
5 oz. Organic Salad Greens $3.49
5 oz. Organic Spinach $3.99*
1 Green Pepper $ .99
1 Yellow Pepper $2.49
1 Red Pepper $1.99
1 Bunch of Broccoli $1.99
4 Bananas $1.16
1 Bunch of Cauliflower $2.49
20 Head of Garlic $8.00
16 oz. Package of Strawberries $4.99
8 oz. Package of Mushrooms $1.49
5 oz. Organic Salad Greens $2.99
5 oz. Organic Spinach $2.99
1 Green Pepper $ .33
1 Yellow Pepper $ .69
1 Red Pepper $1.25
1 Bunch of Broccoli $1.10
4 Bananas $ .69
1 Bunch of Cauliflower $1.78
20 Head of Garlic $3.29
16 oz. Package of Strawberries $2.99
Totals Peapod: $33.57
Note: The price for the Peapod spinach is for a 6 oz package and the HPP package was 5 oz. But what’s an ounce between friends?
Obviously this is the subtotal without the ridiculous Cook County Sales tax. Naturally it won’t seem ridiculous if Mr. Stroger has his way and we’re due for another hefty tax hike---again.
Oh I’m sorry, was that out loud?
And yes, I like garlic. It keeps a sister healthy.
Savings and affordable fresh produce? Sign me up for the Christian jubilee.