For the week of July 21, 2014, here’s a four-city comparison of conventional and certified organic carrot prices (premium quality, 24×2#) from Rodale:
|Boston||$ 41.50||$ 20.00|
|Los Angeles||$ 40.75||$ 15.50|
|Philadelphia||$ 41.50||$ 18.00|
|San Francisco||$ 35.00||$ 18.50|
The biggest gap is in Los Angeles, which has the lowest conventional carrot prices. The smallest gap is in San Francisco, which has the lowest organic carrot prices. Why, I wonder, are conventional carrots $2/unit more in Boston than Philadelphia?