Palisade peaches are pricier than ever before

By: Sara Zendehnam Email
By: Sara Zendehnam Email

PALISADE, Colo. (KKCO) --- Palisade is known for its peaches, but this year an unusually cold spring led to peach crops freezing, which limited the supply of many farms.

Clark Family Orchards is feeling the chill as owner Dennis Clark said they lost 80% of their crops and as a result had to increase their prices by 15%.

A box of peaches last year was $32 and this year has gone up to $38 to make up for the lackluster season.

Clark said usually they send truck loads of peaches to the Front Range everyday, but this summer had to cut back to 100 boxes per week.

However, Aloha Organic Farms is one of the lucky farms that was not hurt by the freeze. Owner Steven Sherer said they have a full crop, but have also increased their prices from $40 a box to $44.

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