That deluge in California three months ago? It is showing up at the grocery stores right now - from the Sacramento, CA CBS affiliate:
Lettuce Prices On The Rise As California’s Wet Winter Prevents Planting
Eating healthy is about to take a bigger bite out of your budget, thanks to California’s wet winter.
You might have noticed your local grocery store lacking in lettuce, and the drought-busting winter is to blame.
If you’re a big fan of salads, BLTs or anything avocado, you’re not going to be a fan of the latest news on produce prices.
And it is not the rain now, it was the rain that prevented planting.
“It is all because of the rain. The rain not last week, not last month, but the rain three months ago. Three months ago we should have been planting crops that we should be harvesting now. We can’t harvest those crops because they weren’t planted,” Marks said.
The bagged salad mixes are still pretty cheap probably because these are mostly grown in greenhouses. I looked today and a head of green leaf lettuce at our local wholesaler was $4.49. The stuff we were getting before was from Mexico but their lettuce season is over - too hot there now.