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
Celery 2017-01-01 $0.39 $1.33 $1.56 $1.87 $1.79 319.87%
Cauliflower 2017-01-01 $1.77 $2.91 $2.70 $3.48 $3.11 72.32%
Carrots 2017-01-01 $0.29 $1.03 $0.82 $0.99 $1.15 243.97%
Broccoli Crowns 2017-01-01 $0.47 $1.67 $1.87 $1.87 $1.50 267.55%
Thompson Grapes 2016-12-25 $1.68 $3.99 $3.19 $3.62 $3.32 110.12%
Strawberries 2016-12-25 $1.75 $3.00 $2.99 $3.74 $2.99 81.71%
Romaine Lettuce 2016-12-25 $0.33 $1.32 $1.94 $1.39 $1.85 392.42%
Red Leaf Lettuce 2016-12-25 $0.33 $1.28 $1.55 $1.39 $1.75 352.27%
Oranges 2016-12-25 $0.22 $1.34 $1.24 $1.12 $1.90 536.36%
Iceberg Lettuce 2016-12-25 $0.34 $1.16 $1.44 $1.37 $1.36 291.91%
Green Leaf Lettuce 2016-12-25 $0.33 $1.28 $1.48 $1.39 $1.68 341.67%
Flame Grapes 2016-12-25 $1.26 $3.24 $2.69 $2.99 $2.49 126.39%
Celery 2016-12-25 $0.37 $1.42 $1.46 $1.69 $1.62 318.24%
Cauliflower 2016-12-25 $1.53 $2.53 $2.70 $3.23 $3.36 93.14%
Carrots 2016-12-25 $0.29 $1.05 $0.86 $0.99 $1.11 245.69%
Broccoli Crowns 2016-12-25 $0.46 $1.67 $1.80 $1.79 $1.94 291.30%
Broccoli Bunches 2016-12-25 $0.39 $1.61 $1.19 $1.24 $0.99 222.44%
Thompson Grapes 2016-12-18 $1.68 $3.61 $2.94 $3.37 $2.74 88.39%
Strawberries 2016-12-18 $1.69 $3.82 $3.00 $2.99 $3.61 98.52%
Romaine Lettuce 2016-12-18 $0.33 $1.48 $1.99 $1.37 $1.85 406.82%
Red Leaf Lettuce 2016-12-18 $0.33 $1.32 $1.56 $1.37 $1.81 359.09%
Oranges 2016-12-18 $0.22 $1.54 $1.16 $1.12 $1.78 536.36%
Iceberg Lettuce 2016-12-18 $0.36 $1.16 $1.44 $1.37 $1.49 279.17%
Green Leaf Lettuce 2016-12-18 $0.33 $1.32 $1.48 $1.37 $1.66 341.67%
Flame Grapes 2016-12-18 $1.26 $3.24 $2.49 $2.49 $2.11 104.96%