Tomatoes have doubled in price in the last week, forcing some Portland restaurants to alter their menus.
An unseasonable freeze in Mexico and the south is partly to blame.
"It kind of came up on us pretty quick," said Tom Barwick, vice president of Sheridan Fruit Company in Portland.
Sheridan Fruit Company services more than 200 area restaurants. Barwick said most every type of produce has been impacted, from green and red peppers to cucumbers and lettuce. Supply and demand means chefs are paying more. "Anywhere from $50 to $60 a case, where typically this time of year it would be around anywhere from $20 to $25," Barwick said.
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