Wednesday, May 21, 2014

The Fresh Wild Salmon Scene In Boulder

We're just at the start of the highly anticipated fresh wild salmon scene, which unfortunately seems to get crazier every year. The Whole Foods store on Pearl Street had Copper River salmon at the beginning of this week, but it sold out in one day. They told me today they expect more by this weekend, but I'd expect a price tag to go along with that demand. The Pearl Street store did have fresh king salmon today (think the fish dude said from Washington state) selling for about $28 a pound. This puts an interesting perspective on the specials being newly offered by Lucky's Market this week, where fresh, first of the season wild king salmon is advertised for $14.99 a pound at the Longmont store, and $15.99 at the north Boulder store in the new sales through the 28th. Those are both incredible prices, and given the frenzy that has developed around wild salmon, I can only expect that there will be availability issues.

By the way, King Soopers also advertised today that Copper River has arrived, but no price mentioned. This is the only time of year I pay attention to King Soopers or Safeway, since when the fresh wild salmon wars heat up, they sometimes have some of the best prices. Give it a few weeks before that happens.

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