Many Dayton grocers selling fresh produce said that in late 2016 and spring 2017, they were getting significantly smaller avocado shipments in, often forcing them to bump up prices temporarily.
A spokesperson at Whole Foods Market on Miamisburg Centerville Road in Dayton said the store went almost an entire month last fall without getting a good shipment in.
Fresh Thyme Farmers Market in Sugarcreek Township and Dorothy Lane Market experienced similar problems.
“Produce is very price sensitive when supplies get smaller ... my opinion is they’ve (avocados) become more popular because of health benefits they’re said to have,” said Ron Williams, produce manager at Fresh Thyme in Sugarcreek.
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For now, all three stores say they’re not having any more problems keeping the versatile fruit in stock, as well as keeping prices at a somewhat-normal rate.
So while avocados in the Dayton area are in good standing, get crazy and try that wacky avocado recipe you’ve been wanting to try. Chances are it will be delish!