They might not have as much citrus fruit this year, either. The Sarasota Herald Tribune reports that Florida's orange crops will be 2 percent smaller this year because of December's cold weather. That's three million less boxes of oranges than last year, 2/3 of them Valencias used by orange juice companies.
Winter's no good for farmers markets, either. Tim Carmen of the Washington Post found this out during a visit to Smart Market in Gainesville, Maryland, when a farmer pulled him aside and complained about all the value-added products - prepped food like barbecue and jarred salsa - being sold at winter farmers markets. Carmen investigates what works for winter farmers markets - filling them with kale and squash, or priming them with local prepped food and even craft items to bring in customers.
And today's recall? According to Columbus Business First, the Kroger grocery chain recalled their store-brand semi-sweet chocolate chips because they might contain milk that isn't listed on the packaging.
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