07/02/2012 12:16 EDT | Updated 09/01/2012 05:12 EDT

Comparison of prices in Maine for summertime food favourites

A glut has driven down soft-shell lobster prices in Maine. Some other popular summertime foods and their advertised prices this week in the Portland area:

— Skinless chicken breasts: $1.99/pound

— Italian sausage: $3.69/pound

— Small soft-shell lobsters: $3.79/pound

— 85 per cent lean ground beef patties: $3.99/pound

— Natural casing frankfurters: $3.99/pound

— New York sirloin steak: $4.99/pound

— Baby back ribs: $5.99/pound

— Marinated beef tips: $7.99/pound

— Sockeye salmon fillets: $9.99/pound

— Fresh swordfish steaks: $12.99/pound

— Sea scallops: $15.99/pound

Sources: Lobster dealers, fliers for Hannaford, Shaw's supermarkets.