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Hold the tomatoes, prices skyrocket!

January 21, 2006

Sasser- Hold the tomatoes, prices are skyrocketing after fall hurricanes destroyed tomato crops and are now raising the price of winter crops. In the last two weeks, prices for tomatoes at Mark's Melon Patch have nearly doubled.

"Yes, Ma'am it has. Normally, it's like three dollars but now it's five, or $2.50 a pound," said Jeb Slappy, Marc's Melon Patch.

The produce stand has seen a drop in both quantity and quality. Wendy's Fast Food Restaurants are also asking customers to at go easy on the tomatoes.

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