Notice? Food prices are up in Arizona

Posted at 7:05 PM, Sep 30, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-30 22:05:54-04

Food prices are up in Arizona for the third quarter in a row, according to a survey by the Arizona Farm Bureau.

Each quarter, the bureau completes an unscientific survey to get a gauge of actual price trends in the state and, this time, prices were up overall by 6.5 percent.

The cost of 16 basic grocery store items was $54.57, up $3.69 from last quarter.

Meat is up the most this quarter. A pound of sirloin roast was up by $1.67 to $7.65.

Salad mix also costs about 58 cents more than last quarter, at about $2.98 and flour and apples are also up.

On the other end, eggs and bread are cheaper this quarter.

A loaf of white bread will cost you about 9 cents less than last quarter, $1.11. And a dozen large eggs costs $3.06, about 17 cents down.

The amount that farmers actually get out of your trip to the grocery store has been going down since the mid-1907s, according to the Farm Bureau.

Now, if you spend about $55 on groceries, the farmer’s share is about $8.73.

Here are all of the prices that that Farm Bureau tracked this quarter and last quarter:

Arizona Grocery Prices, 2015