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The California avocado crop will be down about 50% from last year due to recent rains and flooding. The lack of California fruit allows Mexico to drastically drive up prices by slowing down production, harvesting and packaging.
What this means for you: prices have already reached the low 60's and will continue upward. We expect to level off in the high 60's. The market is not expected to drop until June when Peruvian fruit is available to ease global demand.
We have been getting a lot of calls asking about the availability of Sacramento Delta asparagus. Due to recent rains and floods, there is no projected harvest date for local asparagus. On the plus side, we will have California asparagus in 28# cases from Bakersfield and the Imperial Valley starting on Monday, February 27! Check back next week for pricing.
We look forward to another delicious harvest of Bartlett's and more from our local supplier, Stillwater Orchards in Courtland, when they begin harvesting in June!