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Market List

Published:Wednesday | August 26, 2015 | 11:01 PM
This youngster makes his way along a path in the Rio Grande Valley, Portland, with a bunch of green bananas, reminiscent of the character in Evan Jones' famous poem, 'Song of the Banana Man'.
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Goat flesh

 

Goat flesh should be relatively easy to come by this week in supermarkets and meat shops across the island. Supermarkets and delicatessen establishments will ask $480 per pound. However, meat shops and butcher stalls will ask as little as $280 per pound.

 

Oranges

 

This citrus fruit is on fair offer at this time in rural and retail markets. The Parsons Brown variety will go for as low as $150 per dozen, while the more costly navel fruit will go for anything ranging between $250 and $300. This price holds true for mid-island capitals like May Pen and Spanish Town, as well as the Montego Bay Charles Gordon market.

 

Green bananas

 

The asking price for a dozen fingers in retail markets ranges between $80 and $120. This also holds true for Montego Bay Charles Gordon Market. Cheaper outlets in downtown Kingston may ask as little as $60 at this time for a dozen fingers of green bananas.

 

Ginger

 

The current asking price ranges between $120 and $150 per pound. However, there are smaller wrapped quantities available for $50.

 

Irish potatoes

 

Tuber Irish potatoes is neither plentiful nor cheap these days in many markets across the island. Prices will range between $120 and $150 per pound.

 

Callaloo

 

The asking price in most rural retail markets is $50 per bundle, while cheaper retail outlets in downtown Kingston will ask $30 for the same quantity.

 

Broccoli

 

Broccoli will cost you a pretty penny at this time with an asking price ranging between $150 and $200 per pound.