For the past week or so I’ve been hearing about the big tomato shortage of 2023 in the UK, who are laying the blame at reduced crops in Europe (and specifically Spain) due to drought conditions. Ladies and gentlemen I give you these lovely seasonal tomatoes from Almería and Málaga, bought at the Triana Market this morning. There were also tons of the usual hothouse tomatoes, but why the fuck does anyone want to eat tomatoes out of season? We’d all be better off if we stopped thinking we can get EVERYTHING ALL THE TIME when it comes to food. That’s not how nature works.
It seems the main reason the UK is experiencing fresh produce shortages is that most European transport drivers don’t want to spend up to 70 hours in a queue to deliver their products, and who can blame them? Well then, that means more for us.