Still laughing at us because of the drought?


Grocery shoppers may soon need more green in their wallets to afford their next salad.

The cost of fresh produce is poised to jump in the coming months as a three-year drought in California shows few signs of abating, according to an Arizona State University study set to be released Wednesday.

The study found a head of lettuce could increase in price as much as 62 cents to $2.44; avocado prices could rise 35 cents to $1.60 each; and tomatoes could cost 45 cents more at $2.84 per pound. (The run-up in produce prices is in line with other projections showing that overall food cost gains are expected to accelerate this year.)

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15 Responses to Still laughing at us because of the drought?

  1. Nic says:

    Glad I eat mostly meat and potatoes.

  2. Skip says:

    At Savemart today avocados are $2.50 each.

  3. Timbo says:

    No limes available where I am!
    Society is grinding to a halt!!

  4. brewerbob says:

    Growing most of my produce. Got a deal with a neighbor trading meat for beer.

  5. BMello says:

    All the more reason to start your own permaculture systems. Food forests and such

  6. Eastwood says:

    Naaww we’re laughin’ at you here in the south because you choose to live in California. And maybe a little for getting your tomatoes at a store. Seems like you’d fit in better here in Tennessee. We’re trying to pass open carry here for all residents that can legally own a gun.

  7. wildbill says:

    I call bullshit on this story. It’s a blatant lie. Fearless Leader Obama says there is little inflation so this can’t be true, ’cause he’d never lie. Yeah, right.

  8. BillDave says:

    Avocados should be more, someone should make some money off the scratchbacks.

  9. Eastwood says:

    Good to hear. Tennessee gun bill failed anyway. Good thing I already have my carry permit.

    • Templar in Georgia... says:

      Always been Open Carry in Georgia. Some cities here require all citizens to own a gun. We all carry.

      • crazyeighter says:

        It’s because we Tennesseans are more prone to sudden mindless violence than people in states that surround us. /sarc

  10. DanG says:

    I don’t know where y’all shop, but I bought lettuce yesterday for 85 cents a head. If it does go up 62 cents, the farmer will be lucky to get the 2 cents while the distributors and retailers happily divide up the 60. These price hikes never go to the ones who suffer the losses.

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