Harsh Florida Weather Hits Produce, Raises Prices

Freezing temperatures in December decimated Florida vegetables, raising wholesale prices through January, and limiting availability. The freeze affected the state's production of snap beans, cabbage, sweet corn, cucumbers, eggplant, endive/escarole, bell peppers and other peppers, and squash, said Sterling Ivey, press secretary, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Except for crops

Freezing temperatures in December decimated Florida vegetables, raising wholesale prices through January, and limiting availability.

The freeze affected the state's production of snap beans, cabbage, sweet corn, cucumbers, eggplant, endive/escarole, bell peppers and other peppers, and squash, said Sterling Ivey, press secretary, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

Except for crops in the extreme south of Florida, 100% of the state's sweet corn, snap beans,

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