2020 has experienced hurricanes, extreme heat, fires, drought and a deadly pandemic. All of these “Act of God” scenarios are causing major issues with our nation’s food supply chain, especially our produce.
As a direct result industry-wide we are dealing with diseased fields, low yields, quality issues and shortages. Overall, only 40% of the fields are able to be harvested.
Here in Maine and across New England the issues we are seeing in the West are very familiar. Drought, hotter than normal weather, low yields and now an early frost has caused local farmers to produce 50% less product than last year.
At Native Maine we take great pride in the quality of our products. Our Receiving Team thoroughly inspects all cases to insure sub-par produce is never put on our shelves, and our Personal Shoppers inspect each order individually. However, produce can be finicky, because of that we offer a 100% Money Back Guarantee.
Here is a list of products that have been affected by the weather. These items you may see a higher than normal price and quality much lower than you are used to:
- Butter Lettuce
- Green Leaf