I went with my son to the apple orchard today with his class. Apparently it was their worst crop ever, they lost about 75% due to weather. Not only were prices amazingly high ($12 a dozen donuts! Half gal of cider $6.99! Honeybear container of honey $6.99!) but they couldn't allow the kids to pick apples from the trees exactly. They had to ship apples in from other parts of the country. Upick was $1.99 a lb! Instead of picking from the trees they had rain gutters throughout filled with apples. Their marketing tagline this year is "It's raining apples!" LOL
Here are some of their prices. You can really feel the economy hitting here. Losing 3/4ths of their crop could do them in if they don't jack up the prices. Yet with prices so high how can a family of 5 even afford to do this?