Friday, May 9, 2014

Save money, get a knife

It's not news that you pay for your food to be processed by somebody else, but last week at the fruit market I was surprised to find out how steep the markup was.

plain old corn in its husk -- 99 cents for two ears

four ears of corn with the husks removed, wrapped in plastic -- $4.99 -- 52% markup

red peppers -- 3.49 a pound

peppers cut into bite-sized pieces -- 5.99 a pound -- 72% markup

peppers cut into rings -- 9.99 a pound -- 186% markup!!

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