Kensington market lime prices

Wandering through the fresh produce stands of Kensington market, I can’t help but think: ‘What the hell is the deal with lime prices’? Conventionally grown (i.e., not organic) limes range from 5 for $1 to 15 for $1, depending on shop. These same limes sell for 3 for $1 at Loblaws.

So how do shopkeepers sell limes for $0.07 a piece. My guess is that they run their business on ‘razor-thin’ margins. Some might even sell limes for no profit just to get passers-by into the store. And who uses 15 limes, anyways? Whatever the real story is, I know one thing: Kensington market is the gin and tonic lovers dream.

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