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GloucesterCast 120 Taped 2/26/15 With Guests Kim Smith and Donna Ardizzoni with Host Joey Ciaramitaro

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Topics Include: Happy Birthday Bex, Gloucester Quilter, Condolences To The Family FOB Joe Testeverde, Cacciatore’s Should Be Opening Soon, Maria Seniti Has Left 525 On Good Footing and Is Now Concentrating Her Efforts At The Franklin Cape Ann, Rockport To Get Year Round Sushi Joint, Charlie’s Place Great Breakfast, Codfish Cheeks, Market Basket vs Stop and Shop, Grocery Shopping Habits, Difficulty Sourcing Shellfish, Cooking On The Cast Iron Skillet, The Perfect Baked Potato Recipe, Cooking Rib Eye’s On The Cast Iron Skillet, Cape Ann Giclee, Donna’s Print On Metal, Live Streaming Sista Felicia’s St Joseph’s Pasta Making Saturday at 10:30AM, MCC Awards Gloucester, Will Gardening Centers Be Crushed By The Snow Cover?, Yesterday’s Insane Commute, Just Ordered Derek Sanderson’s Book, Thank You To The Grand Isle’s Service Time In Gloucester, The Space Aged Replacement For The Grand Isle

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Live From Gloucester Crossing Market Basket With Gorton’s Smart & Crunchy Fish Stick Truck!




Gorton’s “Smarty Cruchman” promoting a New line of never fried fish sticks that have 50% less fat then their orginal fish sticks… This tour started at their headquarters here in Gloucester Ma. this morning and moved to Gloucester Crossing Market Basket parking lot for their 2nd tour stop.  The truck tour will be traveling across the country all the to Seattle, Washington promoting this new fish stick product!


I had the pleasure of sampling Gorton’s newest fish stick product, “Smart & Crunchy,” and I’m happy to announce that I give it a “THUMBS UP” for crunch and flavor !





4 year old Nicholeai Slocum of Gloucester stands with “Smarty Crunchman” sporting Gorton Smarty Eye Glasses!


Look for “Smarty Crunchman” at the North Shore Mall this coming weekend near JCPenney where they’ll have a promotion booth and sweepstake opportunity for a trip worth $10,000. All details about their cross country tour and the sweepstake can be found on Gorton’s websites Smartandcrunchy.com






GloucesterCast With Guest Toby Pett and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 8/31/14

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GloucesterCast With Guest Toby Pett and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 8/31/14

Topics Include: Toby Pett Looking Svelte In His Black Shirt, Ladies Man Toby Pett, Contributor Of The Week, Craig Kimberley’s Birdseye Demo and USCG Barque Eagle Drone Videos, The Schooner Adventure Progress, Greg Bover, The Schooner Adventure Business Model, Peter Bent Running The Show On The Adventure Today, The Bluenose II Question, Barry Pett and Marty Luster Go Behind The Scenes For The Gloucester Fireworks Set Up, The Gloucester Fund, Hosting The Schooners, The Question- Does Schooner Festival Exists If People Don’t Come To See the Schooners?, Local Traffic, Parking IMO Is A Non-Issue, Sailing Activity In Gloucester Today vs 25 Years Ago, Football Season, Question- Can Tom Brady Still Have As Much Focus and Will To Win As A Young QB Without A Superbowl Win?, Market Basket Re-Opening But Let’s Not Forget The Great Employees At Stop and Shop, Labor Day Schooner Festival Fireworks Were Awesome, Boat Horns.





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Walking Dead’s New Set?

Nope, it’s just a typical Friday at the Market Basket. Yep, this snap was taken on FRIDAY! What normally looks like a mad dash for the latest Cabbage Patch Kids release (my age revieled) with folks jamming up supplies for the beach and the weekend cookouts, looks more like an abandoned prison about to run over by zombies.

This thing has a spooky feel at this point. (you know your trying to see who’s vehicles those are)

I guess that’s why it’s singular in the name…Basket.

Let’s hope these hard working and committed folks get their life and jobs back before it’s too late. And let’s hope it’s before it’s starts to look like Fuller, and we start calling it Ghetto Basket.

Who’s All In On The Market Basket Boycott?

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The Open Door 3-Minute Shopping Spree Winner!

Hi Joey,

Kathi Murphy ran The Open Door 3-Minute Shopping Spree this morning at Market Basket filling her cart with more than $1500 worth of groceries to help feed her big family for the next year! Congratulations to Kathi for a good run!

The Shopping Spree Raffle is offered each year as a fundraiser for The Open Door! Watch next August for your chance to enter and WIN!

Happy holidays and Onward!


GloucesterCast Taped 4/27/2013 with Host Joey Ciaramitaro an Guest Bill O’Connor

GloucesterCast Taped 4/27/2013 with Host Joey Ciaramitaro an Guest Bill O’Connor

Click to listen- With Host Joey C and Guest Bill O'Connor

GloucesterCast Taped 4/27/2013 with Host Joey Ciaramitaro an Guest Bill O’Connor

Topics Include: North Shore Kid, Schooner Ardelle,Maritime Gloucester, Cape Ann Museum, Flynn Beach or Oakes Cove Beach, Local Gas Prices, Market Basket vs Shaws and Stop and Shop, Seaport Grille, Appleton Farm CSA, Composting,

Comparison Shopping Gloucester’s Big Three Supermarkets Stop and Shop, Market Basket and Shaws

I’ve wanted to do this for a long time.  Real world comparison of staple items that I always buy and have on hand.  The 5 items were selected ahead of time, not knowing what the prices would be at all three places and without prejudice as to what I thought might be cheaper at one store or another.

The 5 items are Granny Smith Apples, Chobani Yogurt, Store Brand Almonds, Store Brand Plain Soy Milk, Store Brand Peanut Butter.

Round 1: Chobani Yogurt-

Stop and Shop $4.99

Market Basket $4.99

Shaws $6.49

Round 2: Granny Smith Apples

Stop and Shop $1.69 Lb

Market Basket .99 Lb

Shaws $1.17 Lb

Round 3: 40 Oz Store Brand Peanut Butter

Stop and Shop $5.19

Market Basket $4.99

Shaws $5.69

Round 4: Almonds Store Brand

Stop and Shop $8.98 Lb (On Sale) Normally $9.98 Lb

Market Basket $5.05 Lb

Shaws $10.87 Lb

Round 5: Plain Soy Milk Store Brand

Stop and Shop $2.79

Market Basket $2.50

Shaws $3.49

Again remember I did not pre-scout these items to select things that would have outrageous price differences but picked them before I entered the first stop.

My guess that Market Basket was most often much cheaper was confirmed and confirmed by a mile.

If you bought one unit of each of these items at each of these stores your total would be

Stop and Shop $23.64

Market Basket $18.52

Shaws $27.71

The difference of $9.19 more money for the five items at Shaws over Market Basket is ASTOUNDING.  That is nearly 50% more money.  It would cost you 27% more to purchase the same items at Stop and Shop over Market Basket.

I don’t know about you but when the banks pay you what amounts to negative returns on your money after fees, 27% or 49% savings on your money is HUGE!

This took a while to compile and label each image, I hope it helps you make informed decisions on where to shop.

Comparing Cream Prices

To clarify, prices for one pint, or 16 ounces, of Hood Heavy Cream are as follows:

Market Basket Hood Heavy Cream – $2.19

Stop and Shop Hood Heavy Cream  – $2.39

Shaws Hood Heavy Cream  –               $3.69


I did not have time this morning to compare the individual store’s in-house brands of cream however, when I was passing through the produce department at Market Basket, their price of a box of the brand Darling Clementines caught my eye.  Currently, as of today, the price of Darling Clementines is 2.00 higher at Market Basket than at Stop and Shop. When I ran into Stop and Shop the day before Christmas to purchase heavy cream and Clementines my total came to Hood 16 oz. heavy cream, 2.39 + Darling Clementines, 3.99 = $6.38. If I had run into Market Basket for the exact same items the cost would have been Hood 16 0z. heavy cream, 2.19 + Darling Clementines, 5.99 = 8.18. Total savings to our household by shopping at Stop and Shop = $1.80.

I find both Stop and Shop and Market Baskets prices competitive and that we all have the potential to benefit from competition between the two markets.

Hood Heavy Cream at Stop and Shop

 Stop and Shop Heavy Cream©Kim Smith

Yesterday while picking up cream for our holiday pies I was reminded of Joey’s post from several weeks ago, “Can this tiny thing of heavy cream really cost $3.69???,” where he pointed out the ridiculous cost of the 16 ounce Hood heavy cream from Shaws, priced at $3.69.  GMG reader Jenna commented that the Market Basket price was $2.99. Yesterday, the 16 ounce container of heavy cream at Stop and Shop was $2.39. I am glad to see these more competitive prices from both Stop and Shop and Market Basket. For the grocery items I purchase for my family, Stop and Shop’s prices are consistently the least expensive of the three chains.

Open Door Market Basket 3 Minute Shopping Spree Winner Frantically Fills Her Cart and Our Boy Craig Kimberley Captures It All With Mounted Cams

Watch Beth make the mad dash! She has 3 minutes to grab all the groceries she can at the Gloucester Market Basket. (Winner of the www.foodpantry.org fund raiser raffle)

I don’t care what anyone says- You give me an option of anyone I know to shoot and edit video I’ll take Craig Kimberley 100 times out of 100.  Watch this masterpiece and tell me if you agree.


If you need convincing check out what he did for our GMG Farm Bar and Grille Bikini Speedo Dodgeball Video-


or the Horribles Parade Video-


You got commercial video to produce or a show to do- Craig Kimberley is THE MAN.

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Gloucester Crossing Market Basket

Much like the Danvers store there were plenty of cashiers on hand and check out was a breeze.  The staff is very well trained and helpful.  My guess is that they are trained that if you make eye contact with them that they are supposed to ask if you need help finding something because every single employee I looked at asked how they could help.

As I was leaving the store with my three small bags of groceries a young man asked if he could carry my groceries to my truck.  I didn’t need the help but I imagine that women with children or elderly folks would really appreciate this service.

If you listened to the video interview the Director of Operations Manager David tells us they hired over 270 new Gloucester employees.  That’s pretty damn good.  I understand that these aren’t the highest paying jobs but when you see these teenagers dressed in ties and well groomed showing up for work it’s a whole lot better than seeing them kicking around unemployed on the street.

If a family of four spent an average of $200 per week on groceries before Market Basket came to town, that bill will be reduced by at least $50 per week.  That’s $2600 per year which goes directly back into Gloucester households.  For some folks that’s a tax bill for the year.

Gloucester Crossing Market Basket, originally uploaded by captjoe06.

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