12-6-10: Got Milk Prices? We do!

December 6, 2010 at 8:01 am 1 comment

The past three weeks, you’ve been reporting to us about how much you pay for milk throughout central Maryland.  You can see the results in our map below.

If you click on a carton, the details will pop up — price and exact location.

Price of a quart of regular, non-organic milk:

– less than $1.20

– between $1.20 and $1.80

– more than $1.80

Of the prices reported to us:

Most expensive quart of milk:  2.50, Mill Valley Garden and Farmer’s Market, 2800 Sisson Street, Baltimore, MD

Least expensive milk:  0.99, Save-a-Lot, 116 Stemmers Run Road, Essex, MD

Average price of a quart of milk:  1.55

Please note:  these prices are as reported by our listeners — they are not comprehensive, and there may be other quarts of milk that are sold in the area at higher–or lower–prices.   Please also keep in mind that these prices were reported over the course of three weeks, from November 12 to December 6, and prices may have changed over that time period.

On the air, Sheilah talks over the results with Anne Palmer, the program director at Johns Hopkins’ Center for a Livable Future, who works with food mapping there.  She’s also a contributor to a report on Baltimore’s food environment.

This is the first of many crowdsourcing projects we’d like to do.   We want to hear your ideas — tell us:  what do you want us to ask our listeners / citizen journalists to report on?  Leave a comment below, email us at mdmorning@wypr-dot-org, or call or text us with your ideas at 410-881-3162.

This project was inspired in part by a similar endeavor of “The Brian Lehrer Show,” a show broadcast by WNYC out of New York City.  Thanks to the WNYC folks for their guidance on this!

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