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Whats with tomato price this week?

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Whats with tomato price this week?

I found this weeks price of tomatoes too expensive. 2.99 per lb almost everywhere.
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Asian stores still have them sub $2, mostly $1.50 per lb.

I've noticed ice berg lettuce going for $2.50 to $3 a head. What's up with that?

Isn't that grown locally in Ontario and year round?
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ambujakshi wrote: I found this weeks price of tomatoes too expensive. 2.99 per lb almost everywhere.
US and Mexico sourced product is here.
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Even banana's are 67$ at some stores. I think exchange rate is to blame.
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The produce market tried to compete with the US dollar for many months I'm surprised they lasted this long

I was expecting even greater produce prices as they resorted to southwestern US and Mexico produce for the winter months
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Cauliflower went up to $5.97 per head! Potatoes, on the other hand, are dirt cheap. They can ask whatever they want this week though, people will pay it when preparing for the holidays...
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2lbs of grape tomato concerto by windset farms in delta bc is only $5. At rcss. Seems cheap.
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Supercooled wrote: Asian stores still have them sub $2, mostly $1.50 per lb.

I've noticed ice berg lettuce going for $2.50 to $3 a head. What's up with that?

Isn't that grown locally in Ontario and year round?
Head lettuce grown year round in canada? Sure.
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kalani13291 wrote: 2lbs of grape concerto by windset farms in delta bc is only $5. At rcss. Seems cheap.
Red seedless grapes are usually sold at or below cost for christmas but it is the end of the season so watch out for mold.
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Mars2012 wrote: Cauliflower went up to $5.97 per head! Potatoes, on the other hand, are dirt cheap. They can ask whatever they want this week though, people will pay it when preparing for the holidays...
Spuds are stored year round and not subject to seasonal price variances. Even the off varieties such as the reds, blues, and others like yukon gold.
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betamaxman wrote: Spuds are stored year round and not subject to seasonal price variances. Even the off varieties such as the reds, blues, and others like yukon gold.
RCSS had 20 lbs of russets for under $4...that's probably a loss-leader. But I agree, there are some fruits and vegetables that don't fluctuate in price much throughout the year, potatoes and bananas most notably.
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ambujakshi wrote: Even banana's are 67$ at some stores. I think exchange rate is to blame.
$67 for a banana? :cry:
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hvwozq wrote: $67 for a banana? :cry:
Even "Minions" will have to cut back on their bananas...

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