Prices for regular unleaded gas as of June 1:


Airport Mobil $3.049 Depot Corner $3.199

Edgartown Mobil $3.259

Oak Bluffs

deBettencourt’s $3.089

Jim’s $3.099

Vineyard Haven

Citgo $3.059

Tisbury Shell $3.069

West Tisbury

Up-Island Automotive $3.069


Menemsha Texaco $2.899

Massachusetts state average (source: AAA) $2.458

Grocery Basket

When fruits and vegetables are in season somewhere, even if not here, the quality goes up while the price comes down. A smart shopper can take advantage of the variety and plan menus accordingly. This week we shopped for produce and looked for what’s in season in early June. Pricing is as comparable as possible since sizes can vary.

On June 3 we shopped for:


Strawberries (1 pt.)


Blueberries (1 pt.)


Romaine lettuce

Broccoli crowns




The total cost* for each order was:

$21.90 at Reliable,

$21.33 at Stop & Shop,

$25.41 at Cronig’s without Our Island Club card, or

$22.87 at Cronig’s with the card.

* Stop & Shop had strawberries and blueberries on sale with their free frequent shopper card; sales run from Friday to Thursday. Cronig’s gives a 10 per cent discount to Our Island Club cardholders, which charges an annual fee.

These prices represent a snapshot in time only; on any date prices may vary.