Certain products that were once affected by inflation are quietly becoming affordable again. Strawberries, for instance, might see their prices go down thanks to a major increase in production.
If you bought a pint of nice-looking strawberries at the supermarket in July of 2022, you likely paid around $2.20. That's less than what you would've shelled out the previous month ($2.31) and lesser still than the month before that ($2.43). According to data compiled by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average July price of a pint of strawberries in the US was down over 2% from the same month last year.
On the East Coast, there was a cool, rainy, and sunless mid-spring, after which the sun and heat returned to southeast Pennsylvania during the last days of May and the first days of June. The strawberry plants "responded with berries ripening in great numbers almost overnight." According to the California Strawberry Commission, strawberry crops have also made a triumphant recovery in California.