A well-known avocado shortage has driven up prices on everyone’s favorite fatty fruit this year, and the same thing is now happening with Brazil nuts.

The Amazon region - the only place Brazil nuts come from - has experienced reduced rainfall that has severely affected the availability of the nuts, which grow wild on tall trees. Small communities of locals gather the crop each year when the pods of nuts fall from the trees and into waterways. Given the poor conditions, fewer pods have been falling, so the price has been rising worldwide. This year, the supply has been limited to about one-third of last year’s - which had already been low.

At Common Ground, you’ll see that Brazil nuts are up from $13.99 to $19.99 per pound due to the limited supply. We know this will deter many shoppers, but we’re proud to offer many substitutes alongside them in the Bulk aisle and throughout the store.