We are never happy about raising prices. The problem is, there are only so many English poppy seeds in the world that are high enough quality to become Blue Bird Poppy Seeds.
As many of our customers have already noticed, the current supply of English poppy seeds is extremely limited across the country. As a result, most other vendors have stopped selling them. The extreme demand, combined with our limited supply, has forced us to raise prices temporarily. Fortunately, we planned ahead and have acquired a significant amount of our high-quality seeds.
After analyzing the situation, we estimate that our inventory will last for several more weeks, through mid to late October. Seeds from the new harvest are expected to arrive in late October, which means any downtime will be limited. We will be offering a pre-sale on our seeds at a reduced rate if we do end up running out of inventory for that short period. Prices will return to normal levels when the new seeds arrive.
We appreciate the support from all of our customers and look forward to continuing to serve you the highest quality poppy seeds from the new harvest.