Quick, fill your car, fill your lawnmower, fill your boat, fill your weed whacker — the price of gas is coming down. Prices for regular unleaded gas as of July 15:


Airport Mobil $3.169 Depot Corner $3.199

Edgartown Mobil $3.259

Oak Bluffs

deBettencourt’s $3.219

Jim’s $3.269

Vineyard Haven

Citgo $3.189

Tisbury Shell $3.199

West Tisbury

Up-Island Automotive $2.949


Menemsha Texaco $3.229

Massachusetts state average (source: AAA) $2.535

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 July. Pricing is as comparable as possible since sizes can vary.

On July 15 we shopped for:

Green leaf lettuce


Cluster tomatoes

Summer squash

Green beans




Strawberries (1 pt.)

Blueberries (I pt.)



The total cost* before tax for each order was:

$23.53 at Reliable,

$27.76 at Stop & Shop,

$31.58 at Cronig’s without Our Island Club card, or

$28.42 at Cronig’s with the card.

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