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(@lmcneil1125)
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Can anyone give me a few examples of what food costs at this market on St. John? I'm looking at milk, of course Caribe, cheese, bread, hamburger, lettuce, water, etc. I'm going to be packing things like crackers, jelly, peanut butter, spaghetti etc. things that don't need to be refrigerated IF i have the room in my suitcase. I want to plan some of the meals ahead of time instead of going to the market everyday. Thanks

 
Posted : April 2, 2009 11:47 am
(@jwterry3)
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It is about 20-30% higher than what youare used to at home. Bread $4.69, peanut butter $3.79, eggs $4.19/dozen,etc..

Caribe is $6.99 six pack bottles

 
Posted : April 2, 2009 12:35 pm
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Caribe is the most important item. lol

 
Posted : April 2, 2009 12:53 pm
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You have to try the Virgin Island plae ale

 
Posted : April 2, 2009 1:03 pm
(@bnsilly)
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Oh I wish I was going to Starfish today...that would mean I am on St. John....:$)

 
Posted : April 2, 2009 4:22 pm
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Anyone know if the starfish market or any grocery store on St. John have a website?

 
Posted : April 2, 2009 7:30 pm
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Starfish Market moved all of their alcohol to Starfish Gourmet right across from the market. Kind of a pain to have to hit both stores....but they also have some nicer gourmet items that can't be found in the market. They have a website, but it lacks content, www.starfishmarket.com Pine Peace Mini Mart will be cheaper on almost everything (if not everything) but they do not have much in the way of produce or meats. They do have some meats in their freezer section, and a small produce section.

 
Posted : April 3, 2009 6:53 am
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thank you stjohnjulie for the store update. I would go to buy some beer or mixed drink stuff and wonder where it went. Where is Pine Peace Mini Mart? I never heard of that store before.

 
Posted : April 3, 2009 7:47 am
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Pine pease is on the way to the westin just before you go up the hill it is on the left just past the car parts place

 
Posted : April 3, 2009 8:29 am
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Thanks waterguy, huh, I dont remember seeing it before. Well, I believe I have to go past the Westin to get to my villa "Eureka" on Gift Hill so it should be easy to spot.

 
Posted : April 3, 2009 8:49 am
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When we were there in Feb our first stop was Starfish Gourmet for alcohol and then Starfish Market for food. We only bought 1/2 of our alcohol list at Starfish because we had been told about Pine Peace and wanted to check them out. Parking is a little tight but worth it on the prices. The store is also a little cramped. There was only one register opened every time we went. After our first initial grocery shopping (split between Starfish and Pine Peace) the only place we went after that was Pine Peace. (We never bought meat or produce there.) Like waterguy said, it is right before the big hill going to the Westin. You have to look for the sign because the only thing you see from the road is the side of the building. It faces what looks like an alley.

 
Posted : April 3, 2009 1:14 pm
 TomB
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the hill be Jacob's Ladder
when it has been rainin it can make many a tourist wet...

 
Posted : April 3, 2009 2:52 pm
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Lol, what are you talking about Tom B?

 
Posted : April 3, 2009 2:58 pm
(@jrobinv)
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We were there last week and the prices seemed to be more than 50% higher for most things. Milk I remember was 7.99.

 
Posted : April 3, 2009 3:08 pm
(@lmcneil1125)
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$7.99 for a gallon of milk?? OMG I better do some overtime.

 
Posted : April 3, 2009 3:11 pm
(@waterguy)
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just remember rum is cheep and it doesn't taste that bad on your corn flakes.LOL

 
Posted : April 3, 2009 3:45 pm
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Actually waterguy I was thinking instead of paying the high price for milk I would see if I could find a cow or goat hanging around in Coral Bay and take a bucket with me. Wont cost me a dime and be super fresh....LOL

 
Posted : April 3, 2009 4:24 pm
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I was just on the relocation board and it was giving examples of what food cost on St. John and all I can say is WOW....Holy crap how do the locals do it? I would be so skinny if I lived there....Double shifts here I come....

 
Posted : April 3, 2009 5:37 pm

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