A lettuce growers says he is concerned high tomato prices may be putting consumers off salads altogether.
Victorian lettuce grower Wayne Shields said his sales of lettuce had dropped by about 30 per cent in recent months.
Mr Shields said he normally did not have a problem moving his stock, but he had to drop his prices recently to get things going again.
Oz has a tomato shortage as a result of the weather. And lettuce demand seems to be dropping. No toms so why bother to have a salad sort of thing.
I think there’s a word of phrase to describe this but I can’t recall what it is. Hot dog roll demand falls when there’s no hot dogs…..derived demand? Dependent? Summat…..