Vegetable Shortage Leads To Higher Prices In Stores
weather is to blame for a shortage of leafy greens in central Virginia and around the nation, and now, shoppers
are facing higher prices in grocery stores.
Different types of lettuce (including romaine, bib, and arugula),
spinach, broccoli and cauliflower are all in short supply at various grocery
chains. The shortage is due to weather in California, where the majority of these
vegetables are grown. Some crops came in early, but several weeks of bad
weather and cold damaged some crops.
This is a nationwide problem, and customers all over the
country are being forced to pay more for these vegetables. But grocers say it's
a short-term price increase: once the next growing cycle is completed, the
prices should drop back to normal levels.
Heads of lettuce should be back to normal prices in about a
week, while other green vegetables may take about 4-6 weeks to become less