Courgette and some other vegetables like aubergines are short of supply in the UK market and it’s really pressuring as I have some food based on these in the upcoming days and weeks (for Sylvester’s kitchen). I know it’s nowhere near the food crisis other people encounter day by day but this is my first experience with it.
I must say it’s really freaky. Going from shop to shop asking everywhere if they have aubergines. Then I found a greengrocer’s who had both on stock. I usually buy my veg in Waitrose which is a bit expensive (but good quality) and as a guidance their price are
Aubergine – £0.80 each
Courgette – £0.50 each
Now the greengrocer’s prices
Aubergine – £1.29 each
Courgette – £1.79 each
I must say I was absolutely shocked to find these prices. I really understand it’s nowhere near any food shortages other parts of the world experience yet it’s a big hit in my comfortable Western life. I only wish nobody had bigger problems than this. And I think this helps to put my life in a different prospective…
And I think eating well should be as evident and available to everyone as education, freedom of speech, healthcare and peace.
Idealist? Yes, I probably am. But one can only hope…