Vegetable availability increased during the pandemic after years of declines
After two decades of decline, new data shows vegetable availability is increasing.
It was down six percent over the last two decades. Back in 2001, we saw roughly 407 pounds per capita compared to around 371 pounds in 2019. 2020 saw a rebound, jumping to more than 382 pounds per capita.
Gains are partially thanks to an almost 500 percent jump in dry peas. Data shows some vegetable subgroups have increased in popularity over the years while other areas saw declines.