Volcano sends salmon sky high
The price of salmon is going the way of volcanic ash -- up, up, up -- and the reason is the Icelandic eruption.
That's according to Alan Morstein of Regi's American Bistro, who writes:
"The volcano in Iceland does not only have an impact on Euro travelers. We are now seeing the results. Seizing on an opportunity and realizing that Iceland cannot export salmon to the west for at least two weeks, Canadian and U.S. Fisheries have taken it upon themselves to raise the price of salmon 25-30%.
"They are now the only game in town. The news was received from my supplier Friday, who distributes in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware and Washington. This increase is immediate and should hit supermarkets on their next purchase. Unfortunately we will have to absorb the increase similar to the one we just experienced with tomatoes and vegetables out of Florida."
Morstein, who has become my unofficial Waverly Farmers' Market correspondent, had better news to report on that front Saturday.
"Today at Waverly the local features were: Kale, Collard Greens, Spinach, Leaf Lettuce, Asparagus -- now 2.00-3.00 per bunch, a little lower than last week -- and the debut of rhubarb. We will be making rhubarb and strawberry cobbler today for sure.
"Many herb plants are available for home gardens. Local tulips were also shown that make the ones I've been buying at Trader Joe's look sick."
Sun photo by Lloyd Fox