Canadian consumers see cucumbers prices up 63 percent over last year

Stats Canada figures show how cucumber prices are up between 30 and 60 percent YoY. Cucumbers top the list and are up 63 percent, while strawberries and cantaloupes round out the top five. The cheaper items over the same time frame include beef, oranges, and avocados.

It comes as shoppers have faced soaring costs for food in the past year and the federal government prepares to hand out so-called “grocery rebates,” which will give a family of four over $400 and seniors more than $200.


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