Where is the frozen rhubarb?
Over the past week, I’ve been hunting for frozen rhubarb. I expected to find it in my usual neighbourhood grocery stores (Food Basics and Sobeys). When I couldn’t get it there, I branched out (IGA, Lucky Moose, T&T, Sun Valley). Nothing. On Saturday, I searched (two Loblaws, Great Canadian Superstore, Price Chopper, No Frills, and online at grocerygateway.com). Still nothing. Finally, after a facebook plea, a friend suggested the Big Carrot, a health food grocery store in Toronto. I found wee bags of frozen organic rhubarb for more than I’d have liked to pay, but at least I found it.
What’s going on? Is this just a Toronto problem? Did last year’s harvest fail? Or is all the harvest gone now, since this year’s will soon start?
Next time you’re shopping, have a look and report back.
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