Prices for regular unleaded gas as of July 29:


Airport Mobil $3.249 Depot Corner $3.199

Edgartown Mobil $3.259

Oak Bluffs

deBettencourt’s $3.219

Jim’s $3.369

Vineyard Haven

Citgo $3.219

Tisbury Shell $3.249

West Tisbury

Up-Island Automotive $3.069


Menemsha Texaco $3.079

Massachusetts state average (source: AAA) $2.516

Grocery Basket

It’s not an optical illusion — Cronig’s deli department expanded this week by sliding backwards. They’ve increased their selection just when most families have less time than ever to prepare meals.

We put all our eggs in one basket this week. No, wait; we put only eggs in our basket this week. When we did an egg survey in February, we found Island eggs for sale at Cronig’s and Reliable from Morning Glory, Christiantown, Flat Point, and Nip ’n Tuck farms, but now you’ll have to travel to the farms for local eggs. Still, there’s plenty of variety from regular to free range or organic. On July 29 we shopped for eggs:


Born Free cage free

Egg-Land’s Best cage free

Egg-Land’s Best organic


Horizon organic

New England Egg Farm

Stop & Shop:

Egg-Land’s Best

Land O’Lakes

Nature’s Promise cage free

Organic Valley organic

Pete & Gerry’s cage free organic



Nellie’s cage free


Shur Fine

The cost of eggs depends on the chickens’ lifestyle. The least expensive regular egg was Reliable’s Quality for $2.29 a dozen, the least expensive cage-free was Stop & Shop’s Nature’s Promise at $3.59, and the least expensive organic was Stop & Shop’s Organic Valley at $5.58. You can get both cage free and organic with Stop & Shop’s Pete & Gerry’s for $5.58. Cronig’s cardholders will get an even lower price on regular and organic eggs. 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.