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How Much Do Americans Pay for Fruits and Vegetables?

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How much do fruits and vegetables cost? ERS estimated average prices for 153 commonly consumed fresh and processed fruits and vegetables. Reported estimates include each product's average retail price per pound and per edible cup equivalent (the unit of m

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Donna Hamilton (159)
Friday March 9, 2012, 10:02 am
Interesting article; if these figures are accurate, your prices are a lot lower than those in the UK.

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Friday March 9, 2012, 2:06 pm
to much

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Friday March 9, 2012, 2:06 pm
to much

marie C (163)
Friday March 9, 2012, 4:39 pm
Thanks Cain

Justina Gil (0)
Friday March 9, 2012, 9:33 pm
Interesting thanks

anne Barusta (0)
Friday March 9, 2012, 11:33 pm
Most of the fruits and vegetables cost twice as much in Canada or even more depending how far north we go there the price goes up to at least ten plus times, organic is even much more, out of reach for most.

Julie W (32)
Saturday March 10, 2012, 1:36 am
At those prices, there is every reason for people in the US to eat lots of fruit and veg, instead of all the processed stuff they eat. Fresh produce is so much more expensive in Australia!

Past Member (0)
Saturday March 10, 2012, 11:29 am
Thanks for posting.

Sandra H (16)
Saturday March 10, 2012, 4:01 pm
I don't think the prices on this chart are very accurate

JL A (282)
Saturday March 10, 2012, 6:34 pm
there's a lot of regional variation of prices in the US and also whether in season or not (i.e., imported vs. US and same area vs. not if US)

Sheryl G (363)
Saturday March 10, 2012, 7:38 pm
Well, this might be a general view. I know when I lived in Maine the vegetables and fruits were far more costly than when I lived in Florida. Also watermelon is priced as the lowest but that various greatly in price too. There are times I will not buy it, for it is extremely expensive, even in Florida, but then something else might be less costly for fruit.

I agree with Anne in Canada that their fruits and vegetables are more costly, but then again we in the USA do not have Universal Medical Care, our cost is higher for treatment and medications IF one is fortunate to even have any medical care. Our pay scale in many jobs tends to be lower, plus I noticed that families get some kind of extra monies from the Canadian Govt., or perhaps Provential Govt. for the young children, not sure what it is called, but our families do not get anything like that.

Kerrie G (118)
Sunday March 11, 2012, 4:24 am
Noted, thanks.

Jason S (50)
Sunday March 11, 2012, 11:01 am
Thanks for sharing.

Ra Sc (8)
Sunday March 11, 2012, 4:24 pm
What these figures don't take into consideration is the cost to acquire the food. Fresh produce goes bad faster, so you either have to travel to the store more often (which generally costs money) or you have periods without fresh produce, or you risk your fresh produce going bad and have some of it wasted. This is why "food ghettos" are such a problem. In poorer areas, there also tends to be less access to good food. And if you have to commute to get to a supermarket with reasonable prices, then you just can't afford to have fresh produce very often. If you're in a wealthier neighborhood, then you probably have more access to fresh food, and it is cheaper for you to acquire it. Thus it seems cheap and easy, when for many people it is not.
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