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Have you checked out the price of av­o­ca­dos lately?

Avo­cado prices have surged in re­cent months due to a short­age in sup­ply. They’re cur­rently $6.50 each at Count­down and there are re­ports of them sell­ing at $7.50 in some parts of the coun­try.

They’re like nuggets of gold now; ev­ery­one knows their health ben­e­fits. It’s get­ting des­per­ate and not just in NZ.

In the US three men have been ar­rested after the theft of NZD $411,000 worth of av­o­ca­dos. Po­lice reckon they were steal­ing and sell­ing them to un­sus­pect­ing cus­tomers for sev­eral months.

Up here in the Far North we can dodge th­ese lu­di­crous prices some­what. We’ve got farm­ers mar­kets that price them re­al­is­ti­cally, and gen­er­ous neigh­bours and friends.

Hubby and I planted two avo­cado trees last year, so we still have a few years be­fore we’ll ben­e­fit. I wish those kids that rode their bikes up our drive­way, their back­packs laden with bags of five for $5, would come back!

- Jenny

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