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
Cauliflower 2017-10-29 $2.42 $2.88 $3.15 $3.58 $2.59 26.03%
Carrots 2017-10-29 $0.31 $0.95 $0.82 $0.99 $1.09 210.48%
Cantaloupe 2017-10-29 $1.54 $2.65 $2.49 $2.74 $2.74 72.40%
Broccoli Crowns 2017-10-29 $0.96 $1.91 $1.82 $2.14 $1.71 97.40%
Broccoli Bunches 2017-10-29 $0.76 $1.88 $1.19 $1.49 $2.09 118.75%
Strawberries 2017-10-22 $1.10 $2.74 $2.74 $2.62 $3.36 160.45%
Romaine Lettuce 2017-10-22 $0.53 $1.75 $2.23 $1.57 $1.76 244.81%
Red Leaf Lettuce 2017-10-22 $0.36 $1.52 $1.82 $1.42 $1.74 351.39%
Potatoes 2017-10-22 $1.40 $3.97 $3.81 $3.99 $4.44 189.46%
Oranges 2017-10-22 $0.67 $1.53 $1.43 $1.67 $2.22 155.60%
Iceberg Lettuce 2017-10-22 $0.50 $0.99 $1.61 $1.12 $1.66 169.00%
Honeydews 2017-10-22 $1.99 $3.99 $3.42 $3.32 $4.36 89.57%
Green Leaf Lettuce 2017-10-22 $0.36 $1.52 $1.75 $1.42 $1.70 343.75%
Flame Grapes 2017-10-22 $1.02 $2.12 $2.19 $1.99 $2.11 106.13%
Celery 2017-10-22 $0.49 $1.75 $1.81 $1.94 $1.76 270.41%
Cauliflower 2017-10-22 $1.76 $2.91 $2.75 $3.68 $2.83 72.87%
Carrots 2017-10-22 $0.31 $0.95 $0.82 $1.50 $1.09 251.61%
Cantaloupe 2017-10-22 $1.37 $2.49 $2.12 $2.37 $2.74 77.37%
Broccoli Crowns 2017-10-22 $0.92 $1.78 $2.10 $2.14 $1.71 110.05%
Broccoli Bunches 2017-10-22 $0.71 $1.88 $1.07 $1.79 $2.09 140.49%
Tomatoes 2017-10-15 $0.44 $1.52 $1.44 $1.69 $1.99 277.27%
Strawberries 2017-10-15 $1.13 $2.66 $2.99 $2.25 $3.61 154.65%
Romaine Lettuce 2017-10-15 $0.78 $1.62 $1.93 $1.32 $1.76 112.50%
Red Leaf Lettuce 2017-10-15 $0.38 $1.52 $1.80 $1.32 $1.72 318.42%
Potatoes 2017-10-15 $1.40 $3.97 $3.97 $3.99 $5.22 206.25%