If you've gone grocery shopping recently, you may have noticed that the costs of everyday foods have dramatically increased. Steve Ladurantaye @sladurantaye Three bucks. For a cucumber. 07:24 PM - 12 Jan 2016 Reply Retweet Favorite But particularly and curiously, cauliflower. imgur.com A head of cauliflower is now being sold across national grocers for upwards of $8. Silvia Caicedo @SilviaCai @LoblawsON here's the other view. #notevenorganic 02:59 PM - 01 Jan 2016 Reply Retweet Favorite Why. Natasha Pace @NatashaPace What's the most expensive thing you've seen at the grocery store lately? This cauliflower is $7.99! @globalhalifax 05:42 PM - 22 Dec 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite Why... Aidan Morgan @palinode Welcome to Canada in 2016, where money costs nothing, oil costs less and a cauliflower costs nine dollars. 07:41 PM - 06 Jan 2016 Reply Retweet Favorite Why?! Andrew Barden @abarden Canada #cauliflowercrisis: 1 barrel = 2.7 cauliflowers Cauliflower head C$7.9 (w/tax) West Canada Select oil: C$21 07:30 AM - 21 Jan 2016 Reply Retweet Favorite Well, actually, it’s because of an unfortunate culmination of a dropping Canadian dollar, oil prices, and a drought in California, which is where we get much of our fresh produce from in the Winter. Evelyn H @Elevians_Grrr Seriously #Zehrs ? Wow WAY too overpriced. Got it at @sobeys for half the price. Losing me as a customer @LoblawsON 03:09 AM - 16 Dec 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite The shortage of vegetables from the drought has raised their value in American dollars. Once that price gets converted to our low Canadian dollar, the result is some very expensive cauliflower. According to the New York Times, the average cost for a head of cauliflower last winter was $2.50 Canadian. Twitter: @lynnecooke99 And things don't look to be turning around anytime soon. In the meantime, Canadians have been dealing with the "Cauliflower crisis" the way Canadians know best: With jokes. imgur.com Twitter: @925FreshRadio The Cauliflower: A sad, sad emblem of our economy. Twitter: @doodldoo On the bright side, though, it's cauliflower. We will live.