Here's Why The Price Of Cauliflower Is So Damn Expensive In Canada

The prices of select produce have skyrocketed across the country.

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If you've gone grocery shopping recently, you may have noticed that the costs of everyday foods have dramatically increased.

A head of cauliflower is now being sold across national grocers for upwards of $8.

@LoblawsON here's the other view. #notevenorganic

Why.

What's the most expensive thing you've seen at the grocery store lately? This cauliflower is $7.99! @globalhalifax

Why...

Welcome to Canada in 2016, where money costs nothing, oil costs less and a cauliflower costs nine dollars.

Why?!

Canada #cauliflowercrisis: 1 barrel = 2.7 cauliflowers Cauliflower head C$7.9 (w/tax) West Canada Select oil: C$21

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.

Seriously #Zehrs ? Wow WAY too overpriced. Got it at @sobeys for half the price. Losing me as a customer @LoblawsON

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.