Amount: 14 lbs
5 half pint jars strawberry jam
5 half pint jars strawberry vanilla jam
2 quarts frozen sliced berries
1/4 cup dried berries
2 sheets fruit leather
1 strawberry cream bread
If you count each item as 1 thing of equal value, the breakdown cost for each is $1.37 (only counting for the price of berries). You can see what I do not include here.
Lets go ahead and count lids though since I used almost a full pack and those are not reusable. I'll also count a portion of the sugar used - jam was 3 cups and bread was 1 cup. So we'll call it half a bag. I'll even count in a few dollars for the bread ingredients.
Flour, cream etc . . . $2.00 (I warned you I was not going to be exact!)
Estimated cost: 28.00
Estimated cost per item: $1.75
Thoughts? Anything I should be adding that I'm not? How do prices vary in your area?