Oklahomans experience a ' veggie crunch'


Wednesday, October 27th 2004, 12:15 pm
By: News On 6


The Florida hurricanes are taking a toll on veggie-lovers in Oklahoma. Certain kinds of vegetables, mainly tomatoes, and to some extent, peppers and cucumbers were hard hit by the rash of hurricanes.

Not only are the tomatoes a lot smaller than usual, they also cost grocery stores and restaurants a lot more, in some case three times more. Consumers often have to help eat the cost.

Bo Scott with Subway: "Well, you have your labor, you have all your overhead, and anything that adds more to your bill, it's just going to hurt you a lot more."

The supply of vegetables is expected to improve in a couple of months.