The Park Slope Food Co-op vs. Whole Foods

Whole Foods: $2.79
Co-op: $3.80

Whole Foods: 2 for $5.00
Co-op: $1.29

Whole Foods: $4.49
Co-op: $3.93

Whole Foods: $2.49
Co-op: $1.87

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Whole Foods: $3.69
Co-op: $3.00

California Roll
Whole Foods: $7.29
Co-op: $3.81
Sashimi Deluxe
Whole Foods: $11.79
Co-op: $4.66

Whole Foods: $2.99/bunch
Co-op: $1.67/bunch

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Whole Foods: $3.29
Co-op: $3.43

Whole Foods: $4.99
Co-op: $4.28

Whole Foods: $4.19/pound
Co-op: n/a

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Whole Foods: $6.99/pound
Co-op: $5.53/pound

Whole Foods: $4.39
Co-op: $3.33

Whole Foods: n/a
Co-op: $1.51/pound

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Whole Foods: $7.99
Co-op: $5.57

Whole Foods: $4.49
Co-op: $3.34

Whole Foods: $68.48
Co-op: $47.79

That adds up to an impressive one-third off your groceries. But it also means being a member to shop at the coop: spending almost three hours a month stocking shelves or helping people schlep their groceries home, plus a $25 enrollment fee and a refundable $100 investment. And the possible mockery (or jealousy!) of your friends. Is it worth it?

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