Cracking egg prices crisis has Tampa Bay shoppers scrambling. The rising cost of eggs is causing a headache for both consumers and restaurants. No yoke! (I’ll be here all week) The current price of eggs is close to $6 bucks a dozen in local grocery stores, with suppliers’ prices doubled and even tripled. Experts blame a perfect storm of bad news: an outbreak of avian flu that has wiped out millions of chickens, plus supply problems that have dogged a myriad of consumer goods due to the coronavirus pandemic.
With the holidays came high demand for eggs for traditional cooking and baking, that demand has begun a post-holiday retreat. This has led to an increased interest in backyard chickens, giving people a sense of security and providing a food source in the backyard. However, backyard chickens slow their egg production in the winter months. For more on the cracking egg prices crisis check out TBT