Why do cherry prices increase?
We have tried to keep cherry prices stable consistently over the years. However, as with any business
(and with even your own households), costs definitely affect product prices.
Here are some of the factors affecting cherry
Fuel costs have
increased 140% in the past 4 years !
Electric, water and other utilities have increased 115%
in the past 2 years !
has increased 140% in the past year !
Comp insurance (for farm labor) has increased 25% in the past year.
chemical and supply (i.e. irrigation, pest control, etc.) costs have increased 35% in the past 2 years
Property taxes have increased 10% in the past 4 years.
Sales taxes (for farm supplies) have increased from 8.75%
to 9% this year.
Marketing costs (i.e. postage, web fees,
etc.) have increased 5% in the past 3 years.
These are many if not all of the factors affecting the price of cherries. We hope this brief cost analysis will hopefully
help people understand why the cherry price this year must have a minor increase
of 7% to pay increased costs. Price per pound increases from $3.50 to $3.75.
A $10 bucket of cherries rises approx to $10.70 for 2013. This
has been the first increase since 2007 and the last we hope for a few years at least.
We at Ambers Farm thank you sincerely for your business and hope to provide you the best cherries!