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Old 03-06-2007, 10:52 AM   #1
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Celery price jump ?

Whats the reason for such a hike in the price of celery? Ours usually runs 99cents here and yesterday I had to pay $2.99... and that was for your standard. They wanted $3.99 for the celery hearts. What is going on? I know they said to expect the prices of citrus to go up because of the cold weather CA experienced but the citrus around here hasn't went up at all.

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Old 03-06-2007, 11:07 AM   #2
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Goodness, I hope that doesn't happen over here. I simply NEED celery and we never go a week without.
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Old 03-06-2007, 12:01 PM   #3
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Wow, Sizz! I have to go grocery shopping tomorrow. I will have to see what the price is at my market.

I have noticed significant price increases in a lot of things at the grocery store recently. Eggs went from 49 cents a dozen to $1.59 per dozen. I almost fainted when I saw that.

Peanut butter went from 99 cents a jar to almost $1.50 for the same size container.

A 3-pound bag of yellow onions was 99 cents a month ago. Now the same bag is $2.00.

What the he** is going on?!
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Old 03-09-2007, 11:20 AM   #4
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I havent noticed the price of celery here, but I did notice that parsnips are $2.99 a bag! Katie, some of the prices you mentioned are inexpensive compared to ours, such as eggs at .49 a dozen? I havent seen them at that price in years.
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Old 03-09-2007, 11:50 AM   #5
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one things for sure if the farmers keep their prices within reason this year at the farmers market they'll see a boom in business around here because its just crazy what produce is costing now.

49cents a dozen eggs...wow! I can't even recall ever seeing that price.
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Old 03-09-2007, 12:51 PM   #6
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I recall a lot of people posting here about electricity price increases. Farmers will be badly hit by that too.
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Old 03-09-2007, 01:03 PM   #7
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There was that big cold snap in CA that ruined alot of the citrus and avocado crops, but apparently a lot of vegetable crops have suffered elsewhere in the world as well. All of the grocers have big signs posted in their produce sections about having very diminished inventories for the next few months, and appologizing for the ineveitable price jumps. The produce sections around here were very scarce this week. I think I'll be frequenting the farmer's market every Saturday this summer.
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Old 03-09-2007, 01:55 PM   #8
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It's a result of the recent freeze in california that also effected the citrus fruits, lettuces and avacados.
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Old 03-09-2007, 02:24 PM   #9
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I know the price of celery has gone up here too, along with everything else. I just wanted to remind everyone here about how to keep celery for a longer period of time. I posted this a while ago but maybe someone did not read it. I take the celery out of the bag it comes in and wrap it really tight in plastic wrap and then wrap it tightly in foil. I keep it in the crisper drawer and I am amazed how long it will keep.
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Old 03-09-2007, 03:37 PM   #10
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Thanks for the tip JoAnn L ! Sizzlin, when I went to the grocery store today, I checked out the price of celery and your right, it's $2.50 for the regular celery, and here it is $2.99 for celery hearts. I will definately frequent the farmers markets in my area this summer.
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