It doesn’t come as a surprise to me to read articles like this one, but it shouldn’t really matter that we can’t get produce like this at this time of year. The UK climate doesn’t support growing iceberg lettuces outside at this time of year, but there are plenty of things that do grow well in the UK winter climate. Leeks, kale, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower to name a few. Add to that things that have been frozen or preserved – beans, onions and a few other things. It doesn’t matter that we can’t get these other crops. Shoppers have got so used to having those things, at a reasonable price, that it’s suddenly news worthy when there are crop failures, and prices go up. They’re not used to looking at the other vegetables that are seasonal, available, and probably grown in the UK.