Winter Weather Is Affecting The Cost of Groceries, Too

11:33 PM, Jan 28, 2013   |    comments
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Greensboro, NC -- The cold temperatures we've had recently could affect more than just your heating bill, they might cost you in groceries, too.

2012 was the hottest year on record, and most of the nation experienced massive drought. But, the cold temperatures we've had over the past few weeks are causing crops to freeze.

That means produce, like lettuce and tomatoes, could cost you more money. And since restaurants will also have to pay more for produce, you could see a bigger bill the next time you go out to eat.

Shann Bynum, produce clerk at Deep Roots Market in Greensboro, says the trend is definitely noticeable.

"As far as leafy vegetables, yeah we are seeing a little decline of product just because of the frost and how it just suddenly hit on without a great bit of warning."

Bynum also said the price of cold weather crops, like apples, collard greens and sweet potatoes have stayed fairly constant. 

WFMY News 2

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