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do any of you get involved in purchasing?

my dairy costs (particularly butter) have been rising out of sight- my latest invoice blew me away- i figured my butter prices have risen 55% since February (my supplier promised me it was only temporary- and that was last month at the 40%level) - since i have a wholesale and retail bakery- my selling prices must stay relatively fixed -i cant flow with market pricing like a hotel or restaurant- i wont substitute for the butter-
Yikes!! time to check other suppliers- unless this is an across the market phenom like gas prices

anyone else going through this? and dare we get into average price per pound for things
in different parts of the country - and Canada?
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It's everywhere....butter is skyhigh close to $5 a # retail.
It's part of the mid-western dairies going out of business and the demand going up....I got to hear about this as I traveled the state last month for Dept of Ag. field hearings. Sounds kinda like a broken record but what is happening on the farms affects what goes on in your kitchen.
Dairy lands are becoming suburbs....we could use 5000 cows now for Missouri's dairy demands. Cream is through the roof...I made duxelle on a hot buttered crouton for a James Beard Event...ouch
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