There has been some chit chat this month about the price of avocados.
So I thought I’d feature a photo of guacamole ingredients – (FL, 2015) – and then also share a painting by local artist M. Haubenstock (VA, 2017).
Here is a snippet of the avocado price talk:
“SAN ANTONIO – Source: KSAT, Moritz, 9-26-2017
Holy guacamole! Avocado prices are pretty ripe and they are putting the squeeze on consumers, wholesalers and restaurants.
“We need to have armed guards standing right here,” said Nando Gonzalez, whose family runs River City Produce.
A box of medium-sized avocados that cost $30 two months ago now costs him about $72. A pallet runs well over $4,000. Larger avocados cost significantly more. It comes down to supply and demand. Weather, as well as a gap between regional growing seasons, has cut the volume shipping out of Mexico. And then there are the insatiable appetite consumers have for the fruit.
“Avocado has become much more mainstream,” Gonzalez said.”
Now a touch of humor – the upper right hand comic is one I can really relate with…. suddenly too ripe — what about you – do you have a fav?
Wishing you a great Friday 🙂
AUTHOR UPDATE – 4:00 pm
Joey wrote about Guac (costing extra and also talked about some customer service stuff) – HERE.
Laughing pretty good with that
And I just got back from the store and our avocados are still .89 cents – and organic ones are just 4.39 per bag of four: