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Old 08-27-2018, 07:35 AM
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Location: Naples, Fl
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I'm just curious, given recent reports of lemon shortages. As of end of August, how much is a single lemon where you live? And where are you buying them?
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Old 08-27-2018, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Now that you mention it....there were no regular lemons in the store....bought Meyer lemons....
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Old 08-27-2018, 09:26 AM
 
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Here in SoCal, the local lemon trees shed all their fruit about a month ago. It pains me to pay 50 cents for a lemon when normally I can get them for free. When I need lemon juice, I use what I squeezed and froze earlier in the year, and when that's gone, I guess I will buy limes or go without until the next season.
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Old 08-27-2018, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Just saw an article on dailymail.com
that a SOCAL man was arrested with 800 lbs of lemons in his car! Quite the thief...
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Old 08-27-2018, 10:30 AM
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Just saw an article on dailymail.com
that a SOCAL man was arrested with 800 lbs of lemons in his car! Quite the thief...


Given current prices, probably won't be the last of that kind of theft!!
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Old 08-27-2018, 12:21 PM
 
Location: SE Florida
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I buy lemons at Restaurant Depot, about $6.00 for a 5# bag. When we make homemade limoncello, we buy them by the case (about 50#) for about $34.00 to $35.00 per case. We only use the zest and have to figure out what to do with the juice.
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Old 08-27-2018, 12:23 PM
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I buy lemons at Restaurant Depot, about $6.00 for a 5# bag. When we make homemade limoncello, we buy them by the case (about 50#) for about $34.00 to $35.00 per case. We only use the zest and have to figure out what to do with the juice.


Feel free to send the juice down in this direction and I'll let you have our zest!!
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Old 08-27-2018, 12:36 PM
 
Location: SE Florida
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Feel free to send the juice down in this direction and I'll let you have our zest!!
Take I-75 east, get onto 595 to Davie Road, turn right, go about 7 blocks, turn left at the light and you're right there. The closest one on the west coast is in Tampa. If you have a business, doesn't matter if it is a restaurant or not, you just need a resale certificate to be able to purchase there. If you barrow the resale certificate, the owner will have to go there the first time. I buy stuff in bulk, split it and take some to my daughter and granddaughters in Punta Gorda every time my service route takes me to the west coast. I also service the Greater Naples Fire District.
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Old 08-27-2018, 02:39 PM
 
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Saw lemons for 99 cents the other day in a suburb of NYC. Uh, nope. (They were huge beautiful lemons tho!)
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Old 08-27-2018, 03:41 PM
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Saw lemons for 99 cents the other day in a suburb of NYC. Uh, nope. (They were huge beautiful lemons tho!)


Two different stores here in South Florida - one had them at 58 cents each, the other had them at $1.19 each! (and they weren't that huge and beautiful!!)
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