STUDY: INCOME, EDUCATION IMPACT PRODUCE BUYING

WASHINGTON -- Education level, income and household size all influence the volume and variety of weekly customer produce purchases, according to a report published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service. ouseholds spent $3.59 per person per week on produce, compared with $5.02 per person per week in higher-income households. Lower-income consumers cited the high cost of

WASHINGTON -- Education level, income and household size all influence the volume and variety of weekly customer produce purchases, according to a report published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service.

ouseholds spent $3.59 per person per week on produce, compared with $5.02 per person per week in higher-income households. Lower-income consumers cited the high cost of fresh produce as the reason they did not make more purchases, but ERS said that this may

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