Kale seeds: the new gold?


Kale’s increased popularity has made it increasingly difficult, and expensive, for kale farmers to get their hands on seeds, reports Food and Wine.

New Jersey kale farmer Ryan Flaim told CBS Money Watch, which recently looked into the status of the current kale market, that the price of kale seeds has probably gone up 80% over the past three years.

Wesley L. Kline, an agricultural extension agent also based in Jersey, added that seed companies are scrambling to meet demand.

Not to worry, though: although farmers are having to pay more for seeds, any sort of actual shortage on kale itself doesn’t appear to be an impending concern.

[H/T foodandwine.com]

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