Food Prices in 1889

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“Warwick in History” – The following food prices were taken from THE RISING STAR, which was published in Bellvale beginning in January, 1889.

Butter, $.27 per pound; eggs, $.30 per dozen; milk at creamery $.02 3/4 per quart; potatoes, $.80 per bushel; winter apples, $1.50 to $2.50 per bushel; corn, $.55 per bushel; and oats, $.35 to $.40 per bushel. Live hogs were $.05 per pound, and pigs, four weeks old, $2.50 each; chickens went for $.10 per pound.