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Saturday, February 12, 2011

Prices of Produce to Skyrocket

This is another good reason to start your seeds for your 2011 garden. The same storm that caused ice and bad weather in Texas for the Superbowl also was responsible for wiping out entire crops in Mexico and other areas in the south. Entire crops of asparagus, peppers, tomatoes, zucchini, & cucumbers are gone. As a result, prices for these produce has jumped almost overnight. Prices expect to remain high until mid-March to April.



6 comments:

becky3086 said...

We haven't seen any spikes in produce or anything else except, of course, gas and sugar did go up 20 cents just this last week but I am pretty well stocked up on sugar so not real worried about it.

takaeko said...

We've seen higher prices of food products in Japan due to poor harvests of raw material like sugar canes, coffiee.
Japan rely on import of most of those materials from other countries like Australia and other countries. Therefore we also keep paying attention to grobal climate changes.

Lrong Lim said...

Well said... I shall be starting mine when the weather gets warmer...

Jessica said...

Ick. So glad I'm growing a fair amount of my veggies this year and joined a CSA.

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

I am going to try growing more veggies this year compared with last year. So we can swap some veggies for fruits at our local community fruit and veggie swap event. We don't have space to grow fruits. Due to hurricane in Queensland bananas price has increased triple from the normal price! Seeds prices are increasing as well and lucky I have met some keen local seed-saver group here. Good Luck in growing so many variety vegetables this year Holly!

~TastyTravels~ said...

I was at the grocery store this weekend and didn't notice any dramatic price increases, although they had signs up in the produce dept warning of possible increases in prices. They were honoring their asparagus sale so looks like so far so good.