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 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.
Crown cut broccoli = 20-lb box.
Bunch broccoli = pooled 12-, 14- and 18-count boxes