Farm Price

Farm Price represents the prices farmers are paid by retailers and grocery stores per standard unit of select fruits and vegetables. Examples of units include a one-pound clamshell of strawberries or bag of grapes, a head of lettuce or cauliflower, or a single cantaloupe or honeydew melon.

Retail Price

Retail Price represents the prices consumers pay at retailers and grocery stores per standard unit of select fruits and vegetables. Examples of units include a one-pound clamshell of strawberries or bag of grapes, a head of lettuce or cauliflower, or a single cantaloupe or honeydew melon.

Price Spread

Price Spread represents the percentage markup charged by retailers and grocery stores. In other words, it is the difference between what farmers are paid and what the consumer pays. This number can range from around 50% to more than 300% depending on the market.

Commodity
Date Range
Commodity Record Date Farm Price Atlanta Retail Chicago Retail Los Angeles Retail New York Retail Average Spread
Romaine Lettuce 2019-01-20 $0.33 $1.89 $2.25 $1.67 $1.98 490.15%
Red Leaf Lettuce 2019-01-20 $0.51 $2.32 $1.83 $1.74 $2.01 287.25%
Potatoes 2019-01-20 $1.70 $4.87 $4.81 $3.99 $4.94 173.68%
Oranges 2019-01-20 $0.45 $1.46 $1.18 $0.99 $1.87 205.56%
Iceberg Lettuce 2019-01-20 $0.41 $1.16 $1.61 $1.42 $1.94 273.78%
Green Leaf Lettuce 2019-01-20 $0.51 $2.32 $1.75 $1.74 $1.92 278.92%
Celery 2019-01-20 $1.42 $1.62 $2.01 $1.99 $2.07 35.39%
Cauliflower 2019-01-20 $0.96 $2.77 $3.86 $3.78 $3.24 255.47%
Carrots 2019-01-20 $0.32 $0.89 $0.92 $0.99 $1.15 208.59%
Broccoli Crowns 2019-01-20 $0.50 $2.22 $2.30 $1.99 $1.96 323.50%
Avocados 2019-01-20 $0.51 $0.89 $1.68 $1.31 $1.24 150.98%
Green Leaf Lettuce 2019-01-13 $0.66 $2.32 $1.85 $1.74 $1.95 197.73%
Strawberries 2019-01-13 $2.50 $3.58 $3.74 $4.99 $5.11 74.20%
Romaine Lettuce 2019-01-13 $0.35 $1.99 $2.22 $1.56 $1.99 454.29%
Red Leaf Lettuce 2019-01-13 $0.66 $2.32 $1.98 $1.74 $ 128.79%
Potatoes 2019-01-13 $1.70 $4.72 $4.81 $3.99 $6.47 193.97%
Oranges 2019-01-13 $0.45 $1.53 $1.58 $1.17 $2.10 254.44%
Iceberg Lettuce 2019-01-13 $0.78 $1.36 $1.66 $1.54 $2.06 112.18%
Celery 2019-01-13 $1.31 $1.45 $2.01 $1.99 $1.82 38.74%
Cauliflower 2019-01-13 $2.11 $2.92 $3.86 $3.73 $3.24 62.91%
Carrots 2019-01-13 $0.29 $0.85 $0.92 $0.99 $1.05 228.45%
Broccoli Crowns 2019-01-13 $1.07 $2.22 $2.17 $1.99 $2.09 97.90%
Broccoli Bunches 2019-01-13 $1.13 $1.61 $2.31 $1.49 $1.99 63.72%
Avocados 2019-01-13 $0.56 $0.97 $1.23 $1.25 $1.24 109.38%
Strawberries 2019-01-06 $2.63 $3.96 $4.21 $4.24 $5.66 71.77%