FRESH VEG IS ROTTING

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FRESH VEG IS ROTTING

#1 Post by Tom Kleffman » Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:10 pm

https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/situa ... ry-freezes

interesting story on how people who got really good at growing or distributing specialty crops meant to be used fresh instead of preserved, are getting obliterated. Very few people buy fresh food for themselves any more. People who eat a lot of it at home generally are not buying from stores. They are growing it themselves and eating it seasonally. Wealthy people go out to eat where someone else has procured and prepared it ....... until now. That leaves the growers and distributors sitting on food they cannot sell, and do not have the infrastructure to preserve (and much of it is not appropriate for long-term cheap preservation)

While it might be a case where you can get a windfall of food as a one-time deal, if you are set up to suddenly do something like can a ton of fresh fruit, things like specialty greens are going to be compost.

At least meat can be frozen.

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#2 Post by gadget » Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:16 am

Some of the restaurant suppliers here in Utah have been advertising on the local adds and selling to the public.

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#3 Post by gadget » Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:21 am

Just got me thinking, allot of those micro green producers are also taking a hit. Hopefully they can adjust and adapt. Seed supply might be an issue also for them. One thing I never liked about micro greens is how much seed it burns through. Not a problem if you have the land to grow your own seed.

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Re: FRESH VEG IS ROTTING

#4 Post by Tom Kleffman » Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:37 pm

One lettuce plant will give you a couple of ounces of seeds. Dont need much room at all to have an absolute abundance of lettuce seed. Seed heads will be several feet high and at least a foot across.

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