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Desk Salads Hit by Worst Inflation in U.S. With Romaine Prices Up 61%

The cost of romaine lettuce is soaring as pandemic chaos makes it impossible for farmers to predict demand

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There isn’t enough romaine lettuce for salads in the U.S. and it’s all due to the chaos created by the pandemic.

Demand has been unpredictable with the Covid-19 virus changing consumer behavior and eating patterns, and produce farmers have sustained heavy financial losses since the pandemic started given the volatility. As a result, growers are purposely planting less so they’re not stuck with excess lettuce that’s getting more and more expensive to grow and ship.