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Offline Maik

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Veg rationing
« on: Friday, 03 February, 2017 @ 16:31:24 »
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Supermarkets ration vegetables as extreme weather hits supplies -sparking #LettuceCrisis jokes

Some of the largest retailers are listing many popular vegetables as unavailable online in a bid to restrict supplies.

Tesco stores are also posting notices capping the number of lettuces customers can buy to just three per person.

A spokesman for the supermarket said: "Due to bad weather conditions in Spain, we are experiencing some availability issues, but are working with our suppliers to resolve them as quickly as possible.

"To make sure none of our customers miss out, we are asking them to limit the number of iceberg lettuces they buy to three."

The shortage began with aubergines and courgettes in recent weeks and has now spread to other vegetables and salad items.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/02/03/no-three-lettuce-heads-supermarkets-tell-customers-extreme-weather/


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Offline Aristarches

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Re: Veg rationing
« Reply #1 on: Sunday, 05 February, 2017 @ 12:10:15 »
Perhaps I'm getting old but I remember a time when you wouldn't be able to buy lettuce in February and nobody knew what an aubergine or a courgette looked like.  Now, apparently, the world is going to end because the Heston Blumenthal wannabees have forgotten what to do  with good old fashioned English vegetables.  Which are still easily obtainable by the way.

Offline TonyKath

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Re: Veg rationing
« Reply #2 on: Sunday, 05 February, 2017 @ 17:37:15 »
No more government leeks then?!

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Offline suej

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Re: Veg rationing
« Reply #3 on: Sunday, 05 February, 2017 @ 21:11:21 »
who would want 3 webs lettuces when shopping . rather have a bag of ready leaves and they are available.