In the midst of ongoing food shortages caused by disruptions in the supply chain, another vital item is in limited supply.
Produce like tomatoes, avocados, cream cheese, chickpeas, and olive oil are all running low.
However, this time the responsibility lies with the disastrous drought conditions in California.
Which have denied growers access to the water necessary to cultivate the adaptable crop.
Prices for byproducts like ketchup, salsa, and spaghetti sauce have begun to rise as a result of the shortfall.
Head of the California Tomato Growers Association Mike Montana blamed a lack of rain for the state's current tomato shortfall.