Thursday, 4 November 2010
What price a jar of chutney?
We sold chutney at our recent Apple Day. It was made from donated apples, store cupboard ingredients and green tomatoes from the HVCC Kitchen Garden that otherwise would have gone to waste. A jar of the same quantity of locally produced chutney retails in Budgens at £2.
These were the options:
0.00p - the ingredients were all free (donated or waste)
£2.00 - the same amount of chutney as the Budgens' jar, therefore the same price
£2.50 - same as above but with a recipe included
£3.00 - the chutney was made with love, care and attention. Also we know where the ingredients come from - note a Belgian beer is twice the price if it comes from a particular monastery.
£1,00- being handmade is not necessarily a good thing - was a strict hygiene regime followed?
0.50p - we made too much - sell it off!
So what do you think we should have charged? And why? It did taste nice...