If you are planning on having guacamole or avocado toast this weekend, expect to pay more for it because avocado prices are up.
In the first week of July, wholesale prices of avocados from Mexico were 129 percent higher than this time last year. That cost is getting passed on to consumers.
According to the July 6th report from the Department of Agriculture, the average national price of an avocado was $2.10. That is almost double the price from the same time last year. Experts say the price increase is due to low supply.
California’s avocado season is coming to an end and was the smallest crop in more than a decade. It is also the lowest production time of the season for Mexico. Mexico is where the United States gets about 90% of its avocados.