It’s a real thing. There was a grower strike in Mexico that resulted in weeks of no harvesting. Pair that with the California drought and we are looking at some big changes in not just availability but cost. Avocados are slowly becoming available again but expect to pay higher prices. If you love avocados, you know they are worth every penny. Read more about what’s happening inside the Mexico avocado growing world on Equal Exchanges blog.
“While this strike was a loss for the reliability of an avocado supply chain from Mexico, it is a win for growers who were able to shine a light on the actual power dynamics and inequalities of the internal Mexican avocado market.”
-Phyllis Robison for Equal Exchange