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From NBC News…
“The price has more than doubled on our spinach,” said Madelyn Alfano, who runs a chain of restaurants in Los Angeles called Maria’s Italian Kitchen. “We’re not selling asparagus. It’s like $75 a case, that’s more than $6 a pound, so that’s off our menu completely.
Almost all fresh winter vegetables – including lettuce, broccoli, cauliflower, artichokes – are grown in Southern California and Arizona. Prices have tripled on some of these ingredients because of a cold snap, and it may take a few months for them to drop.