Still laughing at us because of the drought?

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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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hftgWcD-1Nw

  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.

Play nice.