Broccoli prices vary in response to many factors. The graph below shows the average weekly price for broccoli at all six reporting terminal markets in the East over a five-year period. The data come from USDA AMS Market News. Crown cut dominated in the region, with bunch still common in parts of the Southeast and in New York City. The prices have tracked very closely since 2013.
The graph provides a sense of seasonal fluctuations and averages in broccoli prices in the eastern U.S. These prices are historic and thus not necessarily indicative of the amount a particular grower can expect to receive for a given load. Prices to growers vary substantially depending on location, product quality, broccoli supply and many other factors.
Recent price trends. The price has had a floor around $15 per box, with unpredictable spikes. The continuous low prices during the 2016 growing season made profitability a serious challenge. They recovered in 2017.