December 17th, 2010
Prices Of Limes And Tomatoes On The Rise

I don’t know about you all, but when the waiter told me a few nights ago that limes were in short supply, I freaked out a little bit. ¿Cómo puedo vivir sin limones? Then I did a little research, and it turns out that bad weather in Florida, combined with inflation in Mexico, may make for scarce and expensive limones.

Dow Jones reported last week that Mexico’s consumer prices rose last month faster than they had since January the year before and the official consumer price index increased. This was partially due, according to Dow Jones, to electricity prices and the prices of limes and tomatoes.

Limes AND tomatoes? This is a bonafide Latino nightmare!

Then there’s this report, that Florida farmers are facing low temperatures that may lead to an increase in prices for — what else — limes and tomatoes! Prices of tomatoes are set to go “sky high” because of a Florida cold snap, as well as peppers, beans, corn and cucumbers. An added problem with limes was a rejected shipment of Mexican limes from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

It’s going to be a rough Christmas if we can’t get any tomates or limones!

[Images By Muffet; Darwin Bell]

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