As the cost of food continues to rise, The Bellingham Herald compared prices for healthy foods online at local stores to identify low prices.
Prices at grocery stores have continued to rise throughout 2022, with food prices 10.1% higher in May 2022 compared to May 2021, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
This increase is supposed to continue throughout the year, as the USDA predicts grocery prices will increase between 7%-8% in 2022.
These increases have caused people to find more ways to save on groceries, such as couponing, hunting for deals and checking if they are eligible for food stamp programs.
For those who want to live a healthy lifestyle, affording healthier foods such as avocados, cauliflower, apricots and more can be difficult as produce prices rise.
Here are some prices we found at Bellingham grocery stores as of Wednesday, July 13:
Large Hass avocados at Haggen are on sale for two for $5, or $2.50 each.
Medium Hass avocados at Safeway are $1.25 each, marked down from $2.00 each.
Fred Meyer offers large Hass avocados for $2.50 each.
Haggen’s organic red or green seedless grapes are $3.99 a pound.
Safeway has two-pound containers of red or green organic grapes for $6.99, or $3.49 a pound
Red or green organic seedless grapes at Fred Meyer weigh in at $3.29 a pound.
Cabbage is 99 cents a pound at Haggen, according to its weekly ad.
Safeway’s green cabbage is $1.49 a pound, approximately $2.98 a head.
Cabbage is 89 cents a pound at Fred Meyer, approximately $2.23 a head.
Apricots are $2.99 a pound at Haggen.
At Safeway, apricots are $3.99 a pound, approximately $1.00 each.
Fred Meyer apricots are $3.49 a pound, approximately $1.31 each.
Haggen’s cauliflower heads are $1.99 a pound in its weekly ad.
White organic cauliflower heads are $3.99 each at Safeway.
Organic cauliflower heads at Fred Meyer are $1.89 a pound, approximately $3.97 a head.
Pete & Gerry’s large, organic and free-range eggs are available at Haggen, Fred Meyer and Safeway.
The eggs are $4.99 a dozen in Haggen’s weekly ad, and priced at $6.99 regularly.
At Safeway, a dozen eggs are usually priced at $7.99, but are $1 off until July 19.
At Fred Meyer the eggs are $6.99 a dozen.
This story was originally published July 11, 2022 5:00 AM.
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