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Old 04-26-2010, 01:02 PM   #1
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What is with the price of onions?

What is with the price of onions? In the Chicago area for decent onions we are paying at least $1.30 a lb. I heard rumor about a frost or something. Does anyone know exactly what the cause is?

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Old 04-26-2010, 01:05 PM   #2
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I don't know why onions are so expensive but they have been for over a year in my area. I bought some Saturday at $1.99 lb. I hated paying that price but I can't cook without them!
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Old 04-26-2010, 01:09 PM   #3
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Well, unfortunatelly everything is up in price.
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Old 04-26-2010, 01:21 PM   #4
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Well, unfortunatelly everything is up in price.
I agree with you but this is like 3 times as much as it should be.
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I agree with you but this is like 3 times as much as it should be.

Don't buy them. Consumers set the price, supply/demand.
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Old 04-26-2010, 01:53 PM   #6
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Yeah, they are pretty expensive here too. The cheapest I've seen lately was like .99 per pound. Wich is also too much.
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Don't buy them. Consumers set the price, supply/demand.
Actually weather and availability of water (for irrigation) set the price, both of which have presented problems this past season.
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I don't know. I'm still getting a 3-pound bag at the Greenmarket for $1.50.
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I don't know. I'm still getting a 3-pound bag at the Greenmarket for $1.50.
You may be fortunate in having a local grower!

California, Georgia and Florida onions are kind of pricey right now.
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Old 04-26-2010, 03:45 PM   #10
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Dan,

Last year's fall floods in our area made a lot of the onions rot in the mud. (there is also a shortage of onion cheese from Wisconsin!!!)
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