Vegetables are expensive!
October 23, 2016 6:31am CST
Right now vegetables are really expensive in Japan. It's because we had too much rain so a lot of the vegetables didn't develop properly or rotted, so even the ones that we are paying a lot for don't look as good as usual. For example, a quarter of a "Chinese cabbage" is currently selling for ¥180. Usually that is the price for a whole one at this season. Carrots are over a dollar apiece, and they're not very big. Fruit is about the same as usual, but it is always expensive so it's not such a big contrast to other years. What is more expensive for you this season?
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This time of year vegetables and fruits are very cheap. We had a good growing season around here this year so there seems to be plenty of everything so the prices are great. They will rise as the winter approaches and fruit and vegetables are imported in.
• Denpasar, Indonesia
Omg. They're very costly! Yes, due to rainy season, some vegs and fruits here are costly. Carrots, cabbage, potato, chili, onions, are almost double in prices. Certain fruits like grapes and Fuji apple are also more expensive nowadays. So, how do you deal with these high priced vegetables?