Falling loonie affecting price of local produce

By Chad Klassen
January 12, 2016 - 4:00pm Updated: January 12, 2016 - 5:27pm

KAMLOOPS -- The falling loonie is also making a trip down the produce isle a lot more expensive, and local grocers in Kamloops are seeing the impacts of it first-hand.

Gourmet Greens in Aberdeen hasn't seen prices like this in a decade. Coupled with a dropping Canadian dollar, the drought conditions in California and Mexico, even the price of every day fruits and vegetables has skyrocketed.     

The store hasn't seen a drop in the number of customers coming through the door, but say some customers are deciding to cut back on the produce they purchase.

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