RETAIL PRICE OF LETTUCE DECLINES IN STORES

SALINAS, Calif. -- Lettuce prices dropped at the farm and wholesale levels to more palatable levels last week, with the decreases starting to show up in supermarket produce departments. Retailers told SN they have taken down signs explaining the record-high prices that consumers paid in February and March.At the store level, prices that approached $4 for a head of green leaf lettuce have fallen back

SALINAS, Calif. -- Lettuce prices dropped at the farm and wholesale levels to more palatable levels last week, with the decreases starting to show up in supermarket produce departments. Retailers told SN they have taken down signs explaining the record-high prices that consumers paid in February and March.

At the store level, prices that approached $4 for a head of green leaf lettuce have fallen back to under a dollar. Chris Hummer, produce manager of Day's Market, Heber City, Utah, s

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