In Northern America, the weather is causing problems with the harvest and it looks as though the prices for a large number of fruit and vegetables will increase as the supply is not there. The heavy rains in California have waterlogged the leafy greens making them more perishable the soft fruit from that area have also been affected. Meanwhile, in Florida, the recent freeze has taken a heavy toll on the green beans, corn and peppers. The good news coming out of Florida is that the tomato crop has survived better than expected.
The shortage caused by this goes to show that where you can growing your own vegetables has its advantages, ok you might not be able to grow corn in your area at this time of year but there are vegetables that can be grown at all times of the year in most places. So if you grow what will be in season for your part of the world you should have a plentiful supply of fresh vegetables throughout the year. Yes, you may not have your favourite vegetable all year round but that is a small price to pay for having fresh vegetables available to you.
If you cannot grow your own then look for locallly grown in-season fruit and vegetables as these will be cheaper to buy than those harvest 1000’s of miles away.