View Full Version : Whats with the Avacados?
08-06-2005, 12:45 PM
Gasp. Why are avocados suddenly $2.00 EACH?!
Anyone know?Thats quite the jump from 79 cents. :mad:
08-06-2005, 01:00 PM
That and they seem to be getting smaller. lol
08-06-2005, 01:11 PM
Around here, they have been getting small.... and they're $1.50/each here. They've been $1.50 for a while now, though. I've never seen them as cheap as 75 cents. :mad:
08-06-2005, 01:53 PM
Too true Georgie!
Well that makes a little sense then Doe. Thanks. I couldnt believe it. Because the 3 of us all eat them in my house, it basically cost me $12.00 for me to have 2 avocados. Yikes! :(
08-06-2005, 02:33 PM
Hi Sweetgoddess, I just bought one earlier this week at $2.00....yikes! But mine was organic. I noticed that the regular ones were still under $1.00. Are you buying the organic ones? I've recently swithced over to all organic produce. It's way more expensive, but from all the reading I have done this is overall better for my health.
08-06-2005, 02:39 PM
No, these were not organic. There is only one store I have been able to find organic avocados and that is 2 towns away. So this time I was buying non organic. The organic are only $1.29 each. Go figure. :confused:
08-06-2005, 02:48 PM
Speaking of avocadoes...I have a few questions:
1. Has anyone tried "slimcadoes", and are they hybrids?
2. Dr. Tom Wu (www.quigong.com) claims that the seed (yes the pit) of the avocado has healing properties (specifically related to lowering cholesterol) when it is blended using a HIGH SPEED blender such as Vitamix or KTec-three.(nut smoothie?)
Has anyone every tried this? And what does it taste like?
08-06-2005, 02:52 PM
Thats weird that it's cheaper!!!! I understand about it being 2 towns away.....even though I live in California, I live in a part of California that is very hard to find organic produce. The reason I switched over was b/c the last time I attempted to go raw was a couple of months ago and I bought all non-organic produce. I wasn't feeling too good, maybe it was detox or something else. But this time around I decided to try all organics. I had to drive an hour to the closest Whole Foods for organic produce. It was worth it...I bought Mangoes, watermelon, peaches, etc.....I was so happy!!!! I still don't really know if organic makes a difference. I guess I will have to do more research on this.
08-06-2005, 02:55 PM
Never even heard of it much less tried it.
08-06-2005, 03:50 PM
I think organic does make a huge difference, in flavor now, in supporting the growth of small farmers, the environment and the lowering of organic prices, and in health in the long run. I am able to find most things organic here, but avacados sadly are not one of them. I dont eat many of them, and needed them for Alissa's potato salad recipe.
I have never heard of a slimcado and I'm frightened! Add an e in there and I will be twice as frightened! Oh wait, I know. I think that's what RawPriestess callas avocados! ;) :D
We had some slimcados here maybe a year or so back. They had a sticker that said they were are genetically modified to have less fat. I avoided them.
08-06-2005, 05:41 PM
Based on that...I will avoid them too.
08-06-2005, 06:43 PM
I'm in Florida, and just went on an Avocado hunt today. Publix had the haas avocados for $1.99 ... YIPES!!!! :eek: Winn Dixie had them for $1.79. (We went to WD first, and I'd hoped Publix would have them cheaper ... needless to say, we went back to WD!)
I think the organice ones at Wild Oats are around $1.99, also. :(
WD had a sale on them a few weeks ago ... I want to say they were $.10 each!!! (I can't remember off the top of my head.) It was tremendous! I stocked up! :) I just keep hoping they do it again!
08-06-2005, 08:22 PM
Here in (NJ) we buy ours from Sams they were $4.88 for 5 and now they are $6.88 for 5 (hass). I suppose it is not the season and I don't care for Florida ones.
08-06-2005, 08:46 PM
I found some here at a local store (Schnucks) - 4 small ones in a bag for $1.50. Great price. However, they are not very nice when cut open --- lots of yukky brown! The avos are 1.49 ea at the local vege stand, larger, and usually beautiful inside. I'll stick with those.!!
08-06-2005, 09:53 PM
I've been buying them on sale for .99 each. The three main stores in the area sort of rotate the sale, so one of them has them for this price in any given week. They're not any higher than normal here in Southern California.
Also, on my drive up to San Francisco Thursday night, I stopped at the San Luis Obispo farmer's market where I bought huge-antic avocados for $1.50 each; they're like 1-1/2 to 2 regular avos worth in one. Then, at this morning's farmer's market in Sunnyvale (silicon valley), the avos were $1.25 to 1.50 for organic.
There's no problem with the crops out here, so maybe it's the suppliers the markets are using (as already mentioned) or ... greedy markets?
08-06-2005, 09:58 PM
Thanks RawTruth. I had wondered if there was a problem with the crops.
I remember last year when the tomato crops were effected, the price was so ridiculous restaurants stopped serving them.
Now that I know the crops are fine, I think I will march right up to the produce manager and ask why they suddenly doubled the price! :D
How I would love to find avocados at the Farmers Market!!
08-06-2005, 10:56 PM
I found a great bargain on avacados. They are huge and are only 1.50 each. The problem is is that I bought way too many and now they are all getting ripe at the same time, help!
We cannot eat that many in one or two days. Has anyone had any luck freezing the pulp with the seed minus the skin?
08-06-2005, 11:04 PM
send them to meeeeeeee! :D
Swiddweas, I have cut them in half, removed the seed, and put them in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to a week with no ill effects. Removing the seed is improtant. Never have frozen them though.
08-07-2005, 12:02 AM
The Farmer's Market is definitely the choice when it comes to economics. We have one in the area that is open 24/7 because they are constantly getting shipments. If I have cash in my pocket and I am on that side of town, a trip to the Farmer's Market is automatically on the "Things to Do" list.
08-07-2005, 12:25 AM
Yes, I agree Essensual. I adore the Farmers market and up until last summer I sold organic gourmet salad mix at one.
But you cant grow avocados where I live!! Thats why I said I would love to be able to find avocados at my market. And bananas....and coconut..and...and..... ;)
Your Farmers market is 24/7 ? WOW. wouldnt that be something!!
But shipments?! Dont the farmers/market gardeners come set up stalls with their own goods?
08-07-2005, 12:34 AM
:o How come nooone told me I was spelling avocado incorrectly?
08-07-2005, 06:29 AM
<<How come nooone told me I was spelling avocado incorrectly?>>
Isn't there a saying about how a smart person knows more than one way to spell a word? :D
I bought avos last week for $1.00 each. Regular size, I guess. Still haven't used them, they are probably bad now. I try so hard to like them, then I wonder why I try. I should just stick to things I like! I never heard of/saw the slimcados either.
Funny thing-last week when I got home from the market, I noticed on my receipt that the bananas were 8 cents-that's right-8 cents a pound. I guess that was a screw up at the store.
08-07-2005, 10:10 AM
Isn't there a saying about how a smart person knows more than one way to spell a word?
AHhh Autumn, I like that!
I used to REALLY dislike avos too, now I suddenly find i like them diced in salad. So theres hope for you, haha. Use them for a face mask! Or maybe your baby will eat them. My dog loves them.
8 cents for bananas.....yum! :D Wow you could have got 100 pounds for 8 dollars. Fancy that!
08-07-2005, 11:11 AM
my avos are pretty expensive now to
the regular sized avos are all about 1.69 each... or even as much as 1.99
my local farmers market is only selling the super small ones.. which i never ever have liked! so i havent even checked out the price on those.
our avos are always this price, here in canada..
since they arent in " season " here around this time... or where they are grown?
come fall and winter.. they will be cheaper again :) and much better tasting!!!!
08-07-2005, 12:17 PM
send them to meeeeeeee! :D
SweetGoddess, I would, but by the time they got to you they wouldn't even be good for a face mask, LOL
doe, thanks for the tip. I have done what you said before, they still get too brown, maybe I'm doing someting wrong :confused:
08-07-2005, 01:15 PM
That's funny. I work at a fruit stand that brings produce up from Seattle every 2 weeks to sell in Southeast Alaska....we usually sell avo's at 5 for $4.50, but last week they were 5 for $5.50...still, that's only $1.10 each, and they were beautiful inside and very creamy. I don't think the ones at the grocery store are much more expensive either. Wonder why here?? :confused:
08-07-2005, 02:42 PM
well, i bought my house 9 years ago BECAUSE of the avocado tree in the back, that was pre-raw days but it sure has come in handy now. my tree is a fuente (large green avocados) and it usually has a crop once a year in jan, sometimes december.this year we had and extra bumper crop which is ready right now. since avocados only produce once a year, and living here in california i would think most trees have their crops in the wintertime (dec-jan), maybe they are just harder to come by right now? increase in price?
hey raw truth, i need to give you some avocados, i will pm you! one of my neighbors who is in his 70's eats two or three avocados a day, runs and bikes hundreds of miles a week and will clean my tree off himself if i let him! i think my tree is worth more to me than my house, esp with the prices i see at the store!haha!
08-07-2005, 07:11 PM
Well the Market is not organic. :( So although the vendors set up their booths, it is usually with produce that they have purchased for resale from a larger grower. Many of the growers are relatively local. This area of FL has a lot of local growers of everything from strawberries to greens. I recently heard of a grower in the next county having figured out how to grow sweet peaches heard in FL. I hope the GA natives don't get too upset. ;)
08-07-2005, 07:48 PM
I recently bought an organic avo for $3! I was craving so I was desperate. But here in N.C. they seem to be near 2 and a half bucks regularly, even closer to 3. Its a difficult during an avo mania period : )
I like all your prices better.
08-08-2005, 04:16 PM
In london I was paying a lot but that was back in May so they were flown in.
Now paying 1:80 Euro eighty cents per Kilo not sure how that equates but to me it seems like 6 for 3 bucks as I'm paid in Euros.
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