The corner deli sells a pound of strawberries for $2.50.
That one-pound carton costs between $4.99 and $6.99 at Whole Foods.
Head into Chinatown, and the street vendors will sell that one-pound carton for $1.25, a ridiculous price for the isle of Manhattan, even in the height of strawberry season.
So, how much did we pay for our strawberries, Cookie?
Mommy insisted on renting a car for the day: $184 (It’s a nice car, but the rental was only for one day. Everything is more expensive here.)
We drove out into New Jersey: $45 (tolls)
Picking fee: $8 ($4 dollars per adult. Yep, we paid the farm to work for them).
Strawberries: $9.5 ($3.5 per pound, at 5 pounds, minus a refund of the picking fee)
Total cost of strawberries: $49.30 per pound.
Yep, those are the most expensive strawberries I’ve ever purchased, but if that’s the price to pay in order for me to raise a city girl who isn’t afraid of getting dirt under her fingernails, it’s totally worth it.
You also picked a half pound of asparagus, but calculating the cost of an asparagus picking trip is just depressing.