Tuesday, April 1, 2014

What is the price of a Lime in your neck of the woods? Photos welcome if you happen to be out shopping!

Lot's in the news about the current lime shortage in the US.  Most limes we consume come from Mexico. Due to weather AND gang activity, the price of limes has shot up in a very short period of time.  HERE and HERE you will find excellent reviews of what is happening.

According to the US Dept of Agriculture, the price of limes last week (Friday, March 28th) was $.37 cents each (a "weighted average price") and the week before that they were $.53 cents each.
Cobbled together from USDA data HERE
I just went to a Krogers in my neighborhood (northern burbs of Columbus, Ohio) and here is what a lime was selling for (4/1/2014):

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How about where you live?  If you are out shopping take a picture and I will add it to this posting and we can see how it plays out in different areas of the country.


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