The falling loonie may have you second-guessing a winter get away to the US, and it may also start affecting what winds up in your grocery cart.
According to a study done by the University of Guelph, the price of fresh fruit and vegetables increased by about 10% over the last year, but it doesn’t end there.
Another 4.5% bump is expected this year.
Just about all the produce you find at your local store is imported, and their prices are vulnerable to the value of the loonie.
There are some concerns now being raised about middle and lower income Canadians, who may not be able to afford fresh fruits and vegetables, and having to, instead, turn to cheaper, less-healthy options.