Feb 5, 2016

WhyYour Super Bowl Vegetable Platter Might Cost More This Year

California
USA
by
Geoffrey Mohan
,
Los Angeles Times
A vegetable platter with hummus. Photo: Sarah Simms, LaFemmeEpicure.com
A vegetable platter with hummus. Photo: Sarah Simms, LaFemmeEpicure.com

Drought followed by the rains of El Niño, and heat followed by cold snaps created a cauliflower price boom that now has turned to a bust, and a celery inflation that lingered just long enough, growers and industry experts say.

Carrots, broccoli, lettuce, green onions, and even strawberries have suffered from price swings as well.