With commercial egg prices reaching all-time highs in California and across the country, it’s getting harder to believe they are cheaper by the dozen.

The Jan. 13 United States Department of Agriculture Egg Market Overview found that the benchmark cost for a dozen large shell eggs in California was $6.72, a 65 cent decrease from the week prior, but still “historically high.” The same report stated that the average price per dozen in December 2022 nationally was 238% higher than that in December 2021.

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