Just checked and much to my surprise, prices have jumped significantly.
Twin lobsters at New Jumbo:$42.95
Twin Lobsters at Peach Farm: $38.95
Yah, I know prices rise - but a little shocked at the size of the jump - usually about $25 for twin lobsters.
Not a big surprise they are priced 12.99/lb at cmart this week, dungeness were by contrast a bargin at 9.99/lb who would have thunk, in the summer the prices were 4-6/lb.
Maybe there is a lobster shortage. The past two weeks there have been no lobsters for sale at the Burlington Market Basket. Shortage = higher prices.
There has been a moratorium on lobster fishing along the East Coast - MD to ME - since February. Consequently, the only lobsters around are Canadian and expensive. The moratorium lifts on April 1.
This situation exists here in NJ and my buddies that lobster for a livin' are pretty unhappy (and, for the most part, pretty drunk).