Saturday, March 20, 2010

However you slice it

From the Wall Street Journal:

A shortage of tomatoes from weather-battered Florida is forcing restaurants and supermarkets to ration supplies amid soaring prices for America's most popular fresh vegetable.

Fresh tomatoes are in short supply because of the unusual spell of freezing tempertures that hugged Florida in January. The cold tempertures that dented citrus production also destroyed roughly 70% of the tomato crop in Florida.

Well, that explains those jaw-dropping prices in the produce section lately. Don't plan on fresh tomatoes for your sandwiches for a bit.

Sounds like a good excuse to used canned (which tend to be produced in California and the Midwest) .. or to eat seasonally.

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