How much are you paying for broccoli?
- ipsedixit Jan 5, 2011 09:20 AM
Prices that I've seen have risen anywhere from 25% to nearly double from 3 weeks ago.
I know it's due in part to the cold and wet weather in parts of California, but just curious what other parts of the country are seeing in terms of broccoli prices.
Here in CT, we were paying as little as $1/lb for crowns on sale shortly befre Christmas. I noticed yesterday that they were about $2.50. Green beans have gotten expensive as well.
I couldn't find broccoli at my regular place the other day. Didn't know it might be related to a national broccoli crisis!
A place here in Naples, FL (Oakes Farms) is selling conventional broccoli for $1.50 a head this week! Organic is always about $1 - $1.50 more but that's a pretty good price...Publix is featuring broccoli and cauliflower for $2.00 /head.
*Adding: though broccoli does grow here in FL, both of these grocery stores indicate this is California broccoli*