|Courtesy of Maya Dailey|
|A pretty basket of Maya's flowers and produce|
Jordan's biggest headache was protecting the chickens (called "meat birds") he processes and sells to local restaurants. Worried they couldn't survive without some extra heat, he invested nearly $500 this past week in heaters, propane and broken valves. He also lost around 50 birds, which represents one week's delivery to FnB
. As all the farmers pointed out, there are dozens of hidden costs in a freeze such as the one we just had.
What will it mean for our local, farm-to-table restaurants? A lot less produce and possibly higher prices on what's left. McClendon says "Yuma missed the bullet, but Central and Southern California got hammered, just like we did. Everyone will feel it."
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