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Canadians Find Vegetable Prices Sky High
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Post# 863213   1/21/2016 at 06:21 (614 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

In Thursday's NYT, page B1, There is an article about the falling Canadian dollar making cauliflower cost $8 a head, triple it's usual price. The Canadian dollar had dropped in value from being worth 93 cents two years ago to only 69 cents on Wednesday. This is because the prices of commodities have dropped and with their value, the value of the Canadian dollar has fallen, a direct link to an economy that is dependent on oil and other resources. It makes imports, like fresh American vegetables during the winter especially costly. The California drought has increased many food prices already.

The SOB oil companies screw us coming and going. It's either expensive oil and gas or cheaper gas & oil and falling stock markets and currency. What a mess. When I saw the article the first thing I thought of was the mashed cauliflower post. Glad Frigilux is in the US. Vey's mir.





Post# 863233 , Reply# 1   1/21/2016 at 08:09 (614 days old) by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        

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Yes, I have to admit that the prices of a lot of produce has gone through the roof.  Funny but our esteemed governments claim "inflation is steady at 1.2%"....  Sure...  

 

I've got to also admit that I've been 'buying local' a hell of a lot more often.  It reminds me of when I was a brat and the most abundant veggies were 'winter' ones like cabbages, rutabagas and turnips, carrots, parsnips, etc.   There may not be a ton of variety, but we're still eating reasonably well without going broke.   And I guess a bonus is that I am test-driving a lot of old recipes from Madame Benoit.  

 

Oddly enough, the prices of frozen vegetables, often imported from the US also, has not seen any major price spike.  Yet... 


Post# 875119 , Reply# 2   3/31/2016 at 10:59 (543 days old) by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        

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Funny, over here Produce tends to be cheap--and even subject to dickering so that it gets Cheap-ER...


-- Dave


Post# 875123 , Reply# 3   3/31/2016 at 11:52 (543 days old) by vacerator (Macomb, Michigan)        
Tom,

man you sure know how to get my blood pressure up. Push my buttons.
Food prices over all are higher.
Mexican produce is cheaper. I try not to buy any. I don't trust it. Nobody needs Listeria.
If I bought any for the last company I worked for, they charged the same prices as for domestic or Ontario produce.





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