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Wednesday, February 09, 2011 

Eat your Fruits and Veggies....

That is if you can afford them. Historic low temperatures are taking their toll on produce in Mexico and Florida. think that doesn't affect us here in Santa Barbara? Think again. Our County IMPORTS 95% of its fruits and vegetables.

Many importers of Mexican fruits and vegetables are still waiting to assess the effects of a freeze the night of Feb. 3-4, but some already are reporting extensive damage.

Nogales, Ariz.-based Ciruli Bros. expects total losses of its remaining Sinaloa-grown green peppers, eggplants, green beans and shadehouse cucumbers, partner Chris Ciruli said Feb. 7.

“Through the weekend we received reports that were worse than what we initially thought,” Ciruli said.- The Packer

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