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Pork chops

Published:Thursday | March 22, 2012 | 12:00 AM

A popular meat cut that is on good offer these days in meat marts and supermarkets is pork chops.

If you are shopping for the meat in any butcher's shop or stall in rural or urban markets, the asking price will be $180 for a pound.

Supermarkets in both the Corporate Area and the rural parts will ask $350 this week for a pound of pork chops.

Pineapples

Fresh pineapples, for slicing and decorating the chops for added appeal, are on good offer in most retail markets at this time. But if your preference is for the canned, sliced fruit, you can also pick up supplies in a variety of brands.

Carrots

Vegetable-favourite carrot is currently on good offer in most retail markets over the island - rural as well as urban.

If you are shopping for the vegetable in any rural retail market at this time, the asking price for a pound will be $50.

The $50 price applies to sellers in Montego Bay's Charles Gordon Market as well. If, however, your shopping spots happen to be any of the lower-priced retail outlets in downtown Kingston, you can pay as little as $40 for a pound of the golden-fleshed favourite.

Ripe plantain

Ripe plantain is on fair offer these days in most retail markets over the island. Montego Bay's Charles Gordon Market will offer the fruit this week at prices ranging from $40 to $80 each, depending on the size of the finger.

Most rural retail markets will ask prices from $40 to $50 each for a finger of ripe plantain at this time, while downtown Kingston's less-costly selling spots will ask $25 to $40 per finger in most cases.

Onions

Onions are currently easy to come by in most retail markets, rural as well as urban. Most rural retail markets are quoting $50 for a pound of onions at this time. Less-costly retail outlets in downtown Kingston will this week ask $30 to $40 for a pound of onions.

Renta yam

If yam happens to be your favourite variety, you should be able to pick up supplies this week in most retail markets.

The asking price for a pound of renta in most rural retail markets at this time will range from $40 to $50. Lower-priced retail outlets in downtown Kingston can ask as little as $30 this week for a pound of renta yam.

Dry coconuts

Dry coconuts are fairly easy to come by at this time in most retail markets, rural and urban. Most rural retail markets are asking prices ranging from $50 to $80 each while Montego Bay's Charles Gordon Market has a price range of $60 to $100 each.

Downtown Kingston's less-expensive selling spots will ask anything from $50 to $60 for a dry coconut at this time.

Pak choi

If pak choi happens to be your favourite vegetable, you should be able to pick up supplies in most retail markets at this time. Most rural retail markets will ask $50 for a bundle.

Less-costly retail selling spots in downtown Kingston can ask as little $30 to $40 this week for a bundle of pak choi.