Green peppers were spotted hitting new highs at Harris Farm for a whopping $17/kg, with reds trailing at 14.70/kg

Woolworths, Coles and Harris Farm Markets prices soar for cucumbers, peppers and broccoli

Cucumbers, peppers and broccoli are the new lettuce as PLUS supermarket vegetable prices soar – and as with organic…

  • Peppers, cucumbers and broccoli are the new gold in Australian aisles
  • A retailer was selling bell pepper and broccoli at $17/kg, cucumbers at $15/kg
  • High transport fuel costs, floods and heavy rains driving price hike

Staple vegetable costs put lettuce prices to shame, with family favorites like cucumbers hitting new highs at $15/kg and broccoli at $17/kg.

Woolworths is selling cucumbers and peppers individually online to hide the price hike, while Harris Farm charges up to $40/kg for organic red peppers.

But even traditionally farmed broccoli, a fiber, iron and protein-rich favourite, is also climbing high, selling on the Harris Farm Markets website for $17/kilo.

Green peppers were spotted hitting new highs at Harris Farm for a whopping $17/kg, with reds trailing at 14.70/kg

Cucumbers are on the market for $15/kg at Harris Farm (pictured in Albury), with organic cucumbers up for grabs for a whopping $30.72/kg

Cucumbers are on the market for $15/kg at Harris Farm (pictured in Albury), with organic cucumbers up for grabs for a whopping $30.72/kg

Broccoli superfood sells for less on Coles Online for $11.90/kg

Broccoli superfood sells for less on Coles Online for $11.90/kg

But the superfood sells for a lower price on Coles Online for $11.90/kg, with green peppers on special for $5.90/kg, red peppers for $10.90 and cucumbers for 12.90 $/kg.

Green peppers hit new highs at Harris Farm Markets for a whopping $17/kg, with reds trailing at 14.70/kg.

Cucumbers, which help with gut health, are on the market for $15/kg at Harris Farm Markets, with organic cucumbers up for grabs for a whopping $30.72/kg.

Woolworths sells broccoli chunks for nearly $4 each, Lebanese cucumbers for $2.32 each, and green and red peppers for $2.50 and $3.63 each respectively.

New gold in the vegetable aisles came after shoppers faced lettuce price hikes of up to $12 per unit for sandwich filling.

Some bettors are now going to extreme lengths to save money on vegetables by snapping broccoli stalks.

Red peppers cost nearly $40/kg on the Harris Farm Markets website (pictured) as the vitamin C-filled vegetable becomes increasingly out of reach for Australians

Red peppers cost nearly $40/kg on the Harris Farm Markets website (pictured) as the vitamin C-filled vegetable becomes increasingly out of reach for Australians

Cucumbers, which help with gut health, are on the market for $15/kg at Harris Farm Markets, with organic cucumbers up for grabs for a whopping $30.72/kg

Cucumbers, which help with gut health, are on the market for $15/kg at Harris Farm Markets, with organic cucumbers up for grabs for a whopping $30.72/kg

Australian shoppers offer cheeky ways to save on their grocery bill amid rising cost of living, with some snapping broccoli stalks as price soars

Australian shoppers offer cheeky ways to save on their grocery bill amid rising cost of living, with some snapping broccoli stalks as price soars

A Coles customer at melbourne showed the supermarket shelf strewn with leftover broccoli stalks in a social media post that has gone viral.

A social media commenter suggested that snapping the stems makes them much lighter and can save up to $1.50.

Another said shoppers shouldn’t waste their broccoli stalks, but rather chop them up and add them to meals the same way as florets.

KFC employees adding cabbage to burgers have infuriated customers as the fast-food giant cut corners due to the high price of lettuce.

He told customers he used a mixture of cabbage and lettuce last week due to the high price of lettuces following the floods in New South Wales and queensland.

Meanwhile, supermarket giants and wholesale food retailers have attributed current prices and shortages of leafy greens to a number of factors.

Heavy rains in Queensland and New South Wales earlier this year are responsible for the deterioration of domestic lettuce cultivation and harvesting in Australia, reducing the local produce supply.

Trade and export flows also affect the domestic supply of fresh fruits and vegetables.

Both cabbage and lettuce are highly perishable vegetables and cannot be stored for very long, even under ideal storage conditions.

Fuel costs have increased worldwide due to the war in Ukraine and political instability, strongly affecting transport costs within Australia’s food supply chains.

The woolly ones sell their vegetables individually to hide the high costs (pictured)

The woolly ones sell their vegetables individually to hide the high costs (pictured)

Regular broccoli is also climbing high, selling on the Harris Farm Markets website for $17/kilo (pictured, right)

Regular broccoli is also climbing high, selling on the Harris Farm Markets website for $17/kilo (pictured, right)

Trade and export flows also affect the domestic supply of fresh fruits and vegetables

Trade and export flows also affect the domestic supply of fresh fruits and vegetables

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