We searched for vegetables at Tesco, Asda, Waitrose, Sainsbury’s and Co-op during shortage

Restrictions are in place at many of the supermarkets

You might have to forget adding a tomato to your sandwich or salad if you depend on supermarkets for your weekly groceries as the nationwide shortage in vegetables has hit supermarkets in Bristol.

Yesterday (February 23), we checked Asda in Filton, Co-op in Fishponds, Sainsbury’s in Filton, Waitrose in Keynsham and Tesco in Bradley Stoke - but all were short of many vegetables, including tomatos and peppers.

The only places fully-stocked appear to be independent traders who say they are paying more for the produce - and passing the price on. The problem is all down to a combination of poor weather in Morocco and Spain, and a lack of items being produced by farmers in this country. It has resulted in almost all the supermarkets placing limits on items, including tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce and peppers.

Here’s what we found at our major supermarkets:

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