Woolworths, Coles and Harris Farm Markets prices soar for Cucumbers, capsicums and broccoli
Cucumbers, peppers and broccoli are the new lettuce as MORE supermarket vegetable prices go through the roof — and as for organic…
- Peppers, cucumbers and broccoli are the new gold in the aisles in Australia
- A retailer sold bell peppers and broccoli for $17/kg, cucumbers for $15/kg
- High fuel costs for transport, flooding and heavy rainfall are the cause of price increases
The top prize of vegetables puts the price of lettuce to shame, with family favorites like cucumbers rising to new heights at $15/kg and broccoli at $17/kg.
Woolworths is selling cucumbers and peppers separately online to disguise the price hike, while Harris Farm is charging up to $40/kg for organic red peppers.
But even traditionally grown broccoli, a favorite packed with fiber, iron and protein, is also rising, selling on the Harris Farm Markets website for $17 a pound.
Green peppers soared to new heights at Harris Farm at a staggering $17/kg, while reds lagged at 14.70/kg
Cucumbers are on the market for $15/kg at Harris Farm (pictured in Albury), with organic cucumbers up for grabs for a whopping $30.72/kg
The broccoli superfood is sold at a lower price on Coles Online at $11.90/kg
But the superfood is sold at a lower price on Coles Online at $11.90/kg, with specialty green peppers at $5.90/kg, red peppers at $10.90 and cucumbers at $12.90/kg.
Green peppers soared to new heights at Harris Farm Markets at a staggering $17/kg, while reds lagged at 14.70/kg.
Cucumbers, which aid in gut health, are on the market for $15/kg at Harris Farm Markets, with organic cucumbers up for grabs at a whopping $30.72/kg.
Woolworths markets broccoli pieces for nearly $4 each, Lebanese cucumbers for $2.32 each plus green and red bell peppers for $2.50 and $3.63 each, respectively.
The new gold in the vegetable aisles came after shoppers faced price increases of lettuce to $12 per unit for the sandwich filler.
Some gamblers are now going to extreme lengths to save money on vegetables by breaking off broccoli stems.
Red bell peppers went for nearly $40/kg on the Harris Farm Markets website (pictured) as the vitamin C-packed vegetable is becoming more out of reach for Aussies
Gut health contributing cucumbers are on the market for $15/kg at Harris Farm Markets, with organic cucumbers up for grabs at a whopping $30.72/kg
Aussie shoppers are devising cheeky ways to save on grocery bills amid rising cost of living, with some breaking the stems of broccoli as the price skyrockets
A Coles customer in Melbourne showed the supermarket shelf littered with leftover broccoli stems in a social media post that went viral.
A social media commenter suggested taking the stems off, making them much lighter and saving up to $1.50.
Another said buyers should not waste their broccoli stems, but instead chop them and add them to their meals in the same way as the florets.
KFC workers who added cabbage to burgers infuriated customers when the fast food giant slashed over the high price of lettuce.
It told customers it was using a cabbage-lettuce blend last week due to the high price of lettuce following floods in NSW and Queensland.
Meanwhile, supermarket giants and food wholesalers have attributed current prices and shortages of leafy greens to a number of factors.
Heavy rains at the beginning of the year in Queensland and New South Wales are responsible for spoiling Australia’s domestic lettuce growing and harvesting, reducing the local supply of produce.
Trade and export flows also influence the domestic supply of fresh fruit and vegetables.
Cabbage and lettuce are both highly perishable vegetables and cannot be kept for long even in ideal storage conditions.
Fuel costs have risen around the world as a result of the war in Ukraine and political instability, greatly impacting transport costs within Australia’s food supply chains.
Woolies sell their vegetables separately to disguise the high cost (pictured)
Plain broccoli also climbs high, selling on the Harris Farm Markets website for $17/kilo (pictured, right)
Trade and export flows also influence the domestic supply of fresh fruit and vegetables