Greenhouse specialty vegetables take hit in recession

01/08/2010 11:04:01 AM
Andy Nelson

“Consumers are not willing to pay a lot extra per pound,” he said.

In an effort to narrow that price gap, some organic prices have come down to appeal to recession-minded consumers, Quon said. In the past, some items may have cost as much as twice as much as their conventional greenhouse counter-parts, he said.

When the economy makes a full comeback, the organic category will come back along with it, Quon said.

“I think there’s still strong demand,” he said. “We’ll see those people come back.”

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