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Mon Nov 26, 2018, 06:04 PM

No lettuce at our local grocery stores, not even iceberg. SW Fla. Anyone else?

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Reply No lettuce at our local grocery stores, not even iceberg. SW Fla. Anyone else? (Original post)
Cousin Dupree Nov 2018 OP
enough Nov 2018 #1
Baitball Blogger Nov 2018 #13
enough Nov 2018 #22
tblue37 Nov 2018 #28
unblock Nov 2018 #2
sdfernando Nov 2018 #7
StarryNite Nov 2018 #3
womanofthehills Nov 2018 #4
demigoddess Nov 2018 #8
Doreen Nov 2018 #5
erronis Nov 2018 #9
mrsv Nov 2018 #21
Dr Hobbitstein Nov 2018 #6
ck4829 Nov 2018 #10
eleny Nov 2018 #11
StarryNite Nov 2018 #15
eleny Nov 2018 #19
Flaleftist Nov 2018 #12
Cousin Dupree Nov 2018 #20
Vinca Nov 2018 #14
voteearlyvoteoften Nov 2018 #16
Phentex Nov 2018 #29
ginnyinWI Nov 2018 #17
cwydro Nov 2018 #18
LAS14 Nov 2018 #23
roamer65 Nov 2018 #24
Blue_true Nov 2018 #25
peacebuzzard Nov 2018 #26
woodsprite Nov 2018 #27

Response to Cousin Dupree (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2018, 06:06 PM

1. I wonder when growers will realize they NEED government regulation to

protect their own products and their own businesses. Iím sure they were all very happy when Trump rescinded the rules on inspection of irrigation water. But this kind of thing if it happens often enough could kill the industry.

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Response to enough (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 26, 2018, 06:28 PM

13. That's the part of free market that free marketeers reject.

I mentioned this to one, that true free market will lead to the kind of imbalances in society that cause destabilization that could put a percentage of the population at risk, health wise. Many could die. They said that was fine with them and an acceptable outcome.

I wondered, if you're killing off the consumers of your products, how can it lead to a positive profit margins?

There is just no getting around it. I now realize that most free marketers were probably racist and were okay with genocide.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #13)

Mon Nov 26, 2018, 08:14 PM

22. Interesting how it seems they think they and their families will be

safe from the lethal outcomes.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #13)

Mon Nov 26, 2018, 10:33 PM

28. Think of the financial hit when baby formula in China and catfood

sourced from China proved deadly because of inadequate regulation of suppliers over there, mainly because of bribery of regulators. In the long run, it won't pay off for those trying to avoid regulation.

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Response to Cousin Dupree (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2018, 06:08 PM

2. we had a choice of spinach or kale. everything else was removed.

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Response to unblock (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 26, 2018, 06:17 PM

7. Pretty much the same in San Diego

Went to my local Sprouts last night and they only had spinach and kale. Romaine had been gone for a but others like iceberg and red leaf/green leaf were still there...but last night they were all removed and only spinach and kale remained. I like spinach and kale, so no big deal.

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Response to Cousin Dupree (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2018, 06:08 PM

3. Phoenix, AZ has lettuce other than Romaine.

Is it safe to eat? That's another question.

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Response to Cousin Dupree (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2018, 06:10 PM

4. I'm growing my own lettuce in my south windows because it's the only lettuce I trust

You can also grow mini greens that are ready to eat in a week.

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Response to womanofthehills (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 26, 2018, 06:21 PM

8. or you can harvest dandelion leaves from your yard if you don't use chemicals.

When I lived in France, decades ago, I saw that all the time. After a rain, they looked for snails also. Almost all our neighbors had their own backyard vegetable gardens. We should start doing that or indoor gardening. Think I may get some lettuce seeds and break out my plant lights!

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Response to Cousin Dupree (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2018, 06:12 PM

5. Could it be that there is no one to pick them?

Could it be that out of work white men refuse to get a job to pick them? Just wondering.

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Response to Doreen (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 26, 2018, 06:22 PM

9. If that's not the reason now, it will soon be. We will all need to learn how to grow our own

to survive. And even then it will be rough given the direction the climate and this country are going.

Hot as hell.

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Response to Doreen (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 26, 2018, 07:43 PM

21. My husband just said the same thing!

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Response to Cousin Dupree (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2018, 06:13 PM

6. Central Florida, here. Plenty of iceburg, butter lettuce,

 

and red/green antile.

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Response to Cousin Dupree (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2018, 06:22 PM

10. Commodity fetishism at it's finest, all that food being thrown in the dumpster

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Response to Cousin Dupree (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2018, 06:25 PM

11. Iceberg is here at King Sooper here near Denver

And the "hamburger lettuce" in the plastic box that looks a lot like romaine. But perhaps it's not romaine. It looks slightly more delicate but sure looks close.

I got a head of the iceberg. Now I wonder.

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Response to eleny (Reply #11)

Mon Nov 26, 2018, 06:37 PM

15. I just bought a head of red leaf.

Now I'm afraid to eat it!

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Response to StarryNite (Reply #15)

Mon Nov 26, 2018, 06:50 PM

19. I'm thinking that for crunch thin celery stalks might step in as a replacement on the side

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Response to Cousin Dupree (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2018, 06:27 PM

12. Perhaps an increase in demand due to lack of Romaine

has caused shortages in some areas.

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Response to Flaleftist (Reply #12)

Mon Nov 26, 2018, 06:51 PM

20. That's what I thought might be the case

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Response to Cousin Dupree (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2018, 06:35 PM

14. That was the case at our local grocery store in southern Vermont.

There were 2 small, lousy, half rotten heads of iceberg and three heads of looseleaf, 2 of which were inedible. I got the third. There's a more local producer of baby lettuce blends that should be picking up the slack later on in the week. I'm really annoyed with myself because I've grown lettuce in a small greenhouse gizmo well into November before, but decided to take everything up to rearrange the garden next year and didn't start any.

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Response to Cousin Dupree (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2018, 06:42 PM

16. Went to Publix today

They had iceberg and arugula etc. Also spring mix and spinach. Somehow I was not in the mood for lettuce.

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Response to voteearlyvoteoften (Reply #16)

Mon Nov 26, 2018, 10:36 PM

29. My Publix had spinach only, no spring mix or anything...

It's so weird. They had more cabbage than usual though, lol.

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Response to Cousin Dupree (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2018, 06:44 PM

17. sticking to carrot and celery sticks for now. n/t

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Response to Cousin Dupree (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2018, 06:49 PM

18. My town in NC had spinach and other lettuce.

Oddly they had removed romaine in bags labeled romaine, but romaine mixes were still there.

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Response to Cousin Dupree (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2018, 08:16 PM

23. We had red and green loose leaf outside of Boston.

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Response to Cousin Dupree (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2018, 08:46 PM

24. Yeah. My local Kroger had no lettuce other shredded iceberg.

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Response to Cousin Dupree (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2018, 09:35 PM

25. I saw Iceberg at one store and nothing but packaged mixes at a Health Food store.

I did not see romaine at either one. I am in north-central Florida.

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Response to Cousin Dupree (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2018, 09:40 PM

26. All packaged lettuce removed at a store in my town

There was one small lettuce head which looked like butter lettuce, but it was unmarked and no price.
I generally buy organic and it would have taken me an extra 10 minutes or so to investigate this suspect lettuce.
I wasnít in the mood tonight for further inquiries.

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Response to Cousin Dupree (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2018, 10:29 PM

27. Same here. Food Lion in Newark, DE.

Went to dinner last night at Chiliís in Elton, MD. No salads available, and no lettuce for tacos or fajitas.
I personally would rather be safe than sorry. I still ordered something that had no lettuce component, just in case.

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