Being a foodie, I can appreciate a good salad. Many times, salad gets a bad rap, and I feel that is because most people don’t like to get inventive with their greens (maybe I’ll have to do a post on my favorite salad…). Either way, if you have been near a produce section of a grocery store anytime this month, it is clear to see that something is wrong. Missing bags of salad, no sign of my favorite green, Arugula, anywhere, and when I ask the nearest storeboy he just tells me “that’s the last bag of Spinach.”
You have nothing else back there?
I couldn’t figure it out, and it hasn’t gotten any better all winter; In fact, it’s gotten worse. That Spinach incident I’m referring to happened weeks ago and I haven’t seen a bag of the green stuff since. Popeye would not approve.
So I went to another grocery store, and there it was. A sign, simple, but informative:
“We are running out of lettuce due to shortages in growing regions. Sorry for any inconvenience.”
Well, great. No winter salads for me.
I created a story about it on the awesome site Storify. Check it out, and mourn the produce section at your grocer, at least, until the temperature goes up.