P.E.I. — Florida’s frigid temperatures continue to wreak havoc on its harvest and everyone from foodservice reps to customers are being left out in the cold as prices raise and supply shrinks.
According to the CBC News, one Subway restaurant in Charlottetown has posted a sign warning customers that sandwiches will be light on the tomatoes and green peppers.
Similar problems hold true in the town’s grocery stores. “We’sre in the $55 range, some people are as high as $72 for a 25-pound [11.36 kg] case,” Shane Turner, general manager of Harvest Wholesale, told the CBC of his veggie purchases. “As early as probably three weeks ago, you could buy them for 28, 30 dollars.”
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