At this point, the Pistachio crop that was harvested in late September 2009 is going fast. Not only here at San Luis Obispo Farm, but industry wide as well. There are a number of factors causing this. 1) The US harvest was less than expected–375 million pounds compared to 435 estimated. 2) Iran, normally the world’s largest producer of Pistachios, has had a much smaller crop than expected this year due to adverse weather conditions. This follows a disastrous year in 2008 when the crop was decimated by frost. The inability of Iran to provide enough Pistachios to her markets in Europe and Asia has led to the US making tremendous inroads into those markets. All of this has put significant upward pressure on the price of raw Pistachios on the market. This will undoubtedly translate into higher retail prices in the Spring and Summer as supplies dwindle. Here at San Luis Obispo Farm we have managed to avoid raising our prices so far as we still have Pistachio nuts left from our 2009 harvest. So you can still enjoy fresh, nutritious Pistachios direct from the farm at what will be increasingly attractive prices. Enjoy!!