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Lime Shortage
hiltiki
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Joined: Jun 10, 2004
Posts: 3158
From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2014-05-03 8:57 pm   Permalink

If you live in San Fernando Valley, Vallarta Market has some nice regular limes for $1.25 per pound and key lime for 99c per pound.

 
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stormrider
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Joined: Jul 02, 2013
Posts: 63
From: Ft Misery, Fl
Posted: 2014-05-04 6:28 pm   Permalink

I just got limes for 4 for a dollar at the local save a lot.

Storm


 
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AceExplorer
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Joined: Apr 03, 2008
Posts: 999
From: Deep in the Jacksonville Florida jungle.
Posted: 2014-05-25 07:27 am   Permalink


Not everyone is declaring the lime shortage over. A Google search as of today (5/25/14) has some very recent news articles reporting that we're not out of the woods yet.

Local home improvement stores are often out of Persian lime trees. A recent re-stock at several of my Lowe's stores brought us nice looking but very young lime trees for $39.95 each. I bought one as a housewarming gift for a local home tiki bartender friend of mine. He'll have to be very careful with it during the winter season so that it doesn't die in the relatively short freezes we get here. I advised him to consider waiting a year before planting it in the ground.

As an alternative to using limes, he went ahead and took my suggestion to try using lemons here-and-there. He's been making vodka and ginger beer Moscow Mules with lemons, and they have been very well accepted by his friends and family and fellow drunks like me.

Remember that you can use your leftover spent lime and lemon shells to freshen up that stinky old garbage disposal in your kitchen. Re-use, re-cycle, re-sober up for the next round.

Tip, tip, hurrah!


 
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stormrider
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Joined: Jul 02, 2013
Posts: 63
From: Ft Misery, Fl
Posted: 2014-05-26 2:16 pm   Permalink

I went to the farmers market yesterday and they had decent limes 5 for a dollar, latter I went to the Bravo and theirs were 7 for a dollar.

YMMV
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TikiTacky
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Joined: Nov 23, 2010
Posts: 1310
Posted: 2014-05-26 3:26 pm   Permalink

My local Whole Foods still has them at .79 each. Of course, being WF that might be the normal price.

 
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littlegiles
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Joined: Jun 08, 2003
Posts: 665
From: Lancaster, SC
Posted: 2014-05-26 5:48 pm   Permalink

Well, here around Charlotte, NC they are still fetching $.99/lime. Ugh!

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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Joined: Jul 19, 2009
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2014-05-26 6:40 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2014-05-26 17:48, littlegiles wrote:
Well, here around Charlotte, NC they are still fetching $.99/lime. Ugh!

- Dale




But as a consolation, we can't even get Shrimp & Grits here, never mind good grits even.


 
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nui 'umi 'umi
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Joined: Feb 21, 2011
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From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2014-05-26 10:45 pm   Permalink




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Trader Gino
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Joined: Aug 10, 2012
Posts: 70
From: Charlotte, NC
Posted: 2014-05-30 3:20 pm   Permalink

Hey littlegiles - Trader Joe's has 'em for .39 each, FYI!



 
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thePorpoise
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Joined: Jan 23, 2011
Posts: 1252
From: Tampa Bay
Posted: 2014-05-30 4:55 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2014-05-26 18:40, Atomic Tiki Punk wrote:

But as a consolation, we can't even get Shrimp & Grits here, never mind good grits even.



well then plant y'self some grit trees, and gits'em fresh...


 
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cvcgolf
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Joined: Dec 29, 2010
Posts: 36
Posted: 2014-06-08 3:10 pm   Permalink

Was at my local Sprouts here in Southern Cali and they're at 4 for a dollar.. Yes!

 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2014-06-08 3:16 pm   Permalink

Local produce market is down to 69 cents a pound.


 
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Greg_D_R
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Joined: Apr 22, 2011
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Posted: 2014-06-30 4:49 pm   Permalink

Costco is at $7 for the 5lb bag in my neck of the woods. Better than the 99 cents a lime I was paying at the grocery store!

 
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Loki-Tiki
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Joined: Nov 05, 2007
Posts: 290
From: Like...The Valley
Posted: 2014-07-01 08:25 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2014-06-30 16:49, Greg_D_R wrote:
Costco is at $7 for the 5lb bag in my neck of the woods. Better than the 99 cents a lime I was paying at the grocery store!


Yes, and Costco has had cases at a time again lately, in contrast to a couple of bags or none at all three months ago. I also saw 10 limes for $1 at Vons last week.

So, are we ready to declare the Great Lime Shortage of 2014 has past?


 
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TikiTacky
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Joined: Nov 23, 2010
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Posted: 2014-07-01 08:27 am   Permalink

$3.69 a lb. at my local organic grocer.

 
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