Instagram post by @thefathen The Fat Hen

It's true: We have removed avocados from our menu for the time being. Please read the below comment for information on the current issues involving the avocado trade.


  • 50w ago thefathen thefathen

    This years major avocado crop shortage in the Golden State is beginning to inflate domestic costs and is increasing demands for import of the fruit from Mexico and Peru. Avocado harvests in California are down almost 50% from last year thanks to extreme heat and aftereffects from the drought, according to the California Avocado Commission.

  • 50w ago thefathen thefathen

    Mexico provides over 75% of the avocados in the US market.
    Such is the size of the avocado market that it has become a lucrative business for Mexico’s drug cartels who are responsible for countless kidnappings,extortions, and murders in relation to the avocado trade.
    Beyond alleged criminal activity, avocado farming has had massive negative effects on Mexican land. As Talia Coria, an official in Mexico’s attorney general's office for environmental protection recently told the Associated Press, deforestation due to avocado farming is dire. Coria told the AP that between 30 to 40 percent—between 15,000 to 20,000 acres—of Michoacán's annual forest loss is caused by avocado farming.

  • 50w ago thefathen thefathen

    Americans are used to buying whatever fruits and vegetables they want whenever they want them, thanks largely to imports from Mexico. This could soon end up effecting more than just avocados.
    If you think prices are unpredictable now, be warned: They could get a whole lot worse depending upon how the Trump administration renegotiates the North American Free Trade Agreement.

  • 50w ago thefathen thefathen

    #nafta #avocadoshortage #informyourself #shoplocal #beinformed #foodforthought #supportlocal

  • 50w ago majors_momma majors_momma

    This hurts my heart... great info... what do we do though, life w/ out avocado is not worth living...

  • 50w ago jmlark jmlark

    So important. Thank you!

  • 50w ago katkabot katkabot

    i was thinking just yesterday about how your avocado toast is the very best i've ever had. for now, i'll appreciate your difficult and responsible decision, and look forward to more delicious things in the future. 👍🏽

  • 50w ago crustpiespt crustpiespt

    Good for you and thanks for the education

  • 50w ago jbpsandwich jbpsandwich

    So happy to see this! I hope that other restaurants and stores realize, educate, and follow suit.

  • 50w ago 4_for_travel 4_for_travel


  • 50w ago ellengard ellengard

    @adamarqg 😢

  • 50w ago severinkanorse severinkanorse


  • 50w ago melmoona melmoona

    👏👏👏 used to lived in Seattle and frequented your place ... now I live in Mexico and am all too familiar with the avocado crisis. Bravo for taking a stand!

  • 50w ago lntrev lntrev

    It's been happening for so many years 😕. I read about it a while back.

  • 50w ago thefathen thefathen

    @lntrev yes, but with California being where it is with this years harvest it's put even more strain on the situation.

  • 50w ago lntrev lntrev

    @thefathen oh definitely! I've been trying to make awareness for years. I live in Hawaii now so eating local avocados is much easier than it was on the mainland.

  • 50w ago karinasanjuan_ karinasanjuan_

    Much respect and support @thefathen 🙏🏾❤️🇲🇽

  • 50w ago carolcarolj carolcarolj

    I love this!!! ROCK ON TEAM

  • 50w ago thefathen thefathen

    Thank you all for your support.

  • 50w ago thefathen thefathen

    Let’s all take a moment to be more conscious about our decisions and how making small changes can have a big impact in the world around us.


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