The Price Is Ripe

Although Overall Food Costs Up, Some Fruits And Vegetables Down

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Posted: May 7, 2014

Heather Lucas, 32, of Stanley, shops in the produce isle at Red Front Supermarket last month. A semiannual survey by the American Farm Bureau Federation reveals that the price of some produce items has gone down since last year’s survey, even though the overall cost of food has risen. (Photo by Michael Reilly / DN-R)

HARRISONBURG — While the price consumers are paying for meats and milk at the grocery store have been on the rise in 2014, some food items actually cost less than a year ago, according to the…



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