Local Fruit Destroyed
Our favorite locavore beat writer brought us some awful news today. It seems that Flora Lazar of the well respected Flora Confections lost an estimated $6,000 in potential revenue by doing the right things. Of course, Ms. Lazar did the right thing by applying for all the necessary licenses and pursuing inspections for her operations. More, she took advantage of what we always advocate. Preserve your seasonal bounty. Ms. Lazar knew that great local produce, properly frozen, would make better candies than what she would just get otherwise in the winter. Yet, for reasons not apparently discloses so far, the City of Chicago found the frozen foods unfit to serve. As Monica Eng reports, she could not even give the frozen fruit to her son. It was all killed with the inspectors weapon of choice, the bleach bucket.
Monica has much more at the Chicago Tribune’s Stew.