ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) – Nationally, lettuce prices are on the rise due to weather conditions, and in St. Louis, produce vendors said the same is true, but not just for leafy greens.
George Inserra’s family has had a stand at Soulard Farmers Market since the 30s. He said he has seen the price of produce rise and fall before, but this time, prices aren’t falling.
“All summer long its been up thirty to forty dollars a case, which is a lot.” According to Inserra a case of lettuce usually costs between $18-$20.
He said potatoes and onions are also expensive right now because of a drought in California. He said if Colorado and Idaho have a bumper crop this year, prices will probably come down.