Price for veggies, fruits skyrocket

BROOKLYN - The devastating earthquake in Chile and a rough winter in Florida are leading to much higher prices for fruits and vegetables in Brooklyn.

Supply has fallen drastically for many products, causing the price to spike up considerably.

"It's upsetting," says one local resident. "I enjoy having fruit in my house. I have it at least three times a day and the fact that I'm going to lessen my consumption of fruit is really upsetting."

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

1 Neighborhood Brief for April 23
Police say they're investigating after a body was 2 Police: Man found dead inside vehicle
Police are searching for the suspect who they 3 Police search for suspect in string of burglaries
Hundreds of New Yorkers gathered Saturday for the 4 New Yorkers get spicy at 5th annual Hot Sauce Expo
One person was injured and traffic was backed 5 1 injured in fiery crash along BQE near Union Street and Hamilton Ave.

advertisement | advertise on News 12


Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.