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Leeds greengrocer sees price of cauliflower quadrupling

All over the UK, fruit and vegetables have surged in price. One worried greengrocer, who works in Leeds Kirkgate Market, has had to raise his prices on some items as well. Much to his chagrin. Shaun Dolan runs M&S Dolan with his brother Michael, located in the outdoor section of the city-centre market.

Shaun has said the price of cauliflower has quadrupled, and sprouts, oranges and satsumas have also gone up. He had a few theories as to why. “At the moment, cauliflowers are £2 each and they were 50p a few weeks ago. You have the frost and the cold weather which does affect what’s grown on the land, it’s probably because of that. There’s sprouts, cauliflowers, people have got to go out and pick them! Oranges have also gone up, satsumas are in a short demand.”

“It’s worrying, we don’t earn a lot and we sell stuff cheap. We’re not ruddy millionaires! We’ve still got to pay our bills. Gas, diesel. So many people are going on strike because they want more money. Well, I’d like more money – but where is it supposed to come from?”


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