What Does It Cost To Feed Your Family?

The Westchester County Department of Consumer Protection has just released the results of their December, 2009 market basket study. The market basket study assesses the price of 45 staples at a variety of area supermarkets to compare the cost of these items from store to store.  Items include staples such as milk, flour, pasta, peanut butter, juice, eggs and cereal.

Not suprising, Scarsdale comes out on top of the price list again, as we did in May, 2009.  The Gristedes comes in as the most expensive store of the ten surveyed but the good news is that the C-Town in Eastchester is among the least pricey places to shop.  The DeCicco’s in Ardsley also looks like a good deal so if the pricing is the same as the Scarsdale DeCicco’s store, there’s another good option.  The survey does not include specialty stores such as Balducci’s or Whole Foods – but it would be good to know how they weigh in to the mix.

Here is the tally – and check it yourself at http://www.westchestergov.com/consumer.htm

A&J Met Foods – New Rochelle        $126.23
A and P - Thornwood            $133.75
C-Town – Eastchester            $126.28
D’Agostino – Rye Brook        $156.38
DeCiccio’s- Ardsley            $134.14
Gristedes – Scarsdale            $164.78
Key Food – Pleasantville        $141.91
Pathmark – Mount Vernon        $131.96
Stop ‘n Shop – Cross County S/C    $123.71
Shop Rite – Cortlandt Manor        $113.20