A North Carolina based grocery store is limiting egg purchases to three cartons of eggs per visit. Due to the high price of eggs and people constantly hunting for bargains, the Matthews based chain has made the decision for the limit.
Harris Teeter says your three cartons can include the Harris Teeter brand as well as other brands and right now the limits are for the Charlotte area locations only. According to the Charlotte Observer, eggs on average nation wide are around 4.29 a dozen. To learn more get details right here.
So, what is going on here? Why are eggs so expensive and why aren’t there as many of them? According to a Raleigh television station, farmers have a couple of battles right now. They are fighting avian flu among their flocks and they are also battling inflation. Fuel, labor, materials and feed have all gone up. To learn more about the perils the farmers are facing check out the details here. North Carolina based Harris Teeter is limiting egg purchases.
I am very fortunate. My next door neighbor (two acres over) has eight laying hens so she always has plenty of eggs to spare. The price of eggs and the trouble farmers are having with inflation and bird flu does make you think twice about having your own source for the protein rich food.
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