The West Coast is the best coast. I may be slightly biased…but it’s true!!! So, while half the country is freezing and covered in snow—yesterday, there was a massive pile up of more than 40 vehicles in Indiana, many of which were tractor trailers—my sweet Cali is suffering from a serious drought and wildfires.
But here’s why we all need some rain in Cali. There’s no question about the fact that all the best produce in the country comes from California. When outsiders think of Cali, they think of beaches, palm trees, and the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Well, have you seen our farms??? I mean, I moved all the way to Tennesse, where I assume there are tons of farms around me, just to buy $6 boxes of blueberries from my home state. I don’t actually buy those $6 boxes of blueberries, because it’s ridiculous to pay that much for a6oz. tiny little box of blueberries. None of the produce is ever as fresh either. When I go out to a restaurant with someone, and someone says, “the food here is so great, it’s so fresh!” my jaw drops a little, my eyes widen with shock, and then I let out a long, deep breath, and try to refrain from being a total food snob.
So yes, we all need it to rain on Cali so that we can all reap the joys that come out of its soil, because right now, things are so bad the governor has declared aid to the farmers. Therefore, the price of produce is likely to go up, and that means it’ll go up even more in the states that import from Cali. Not to mention, its farmers’ livelihoods at stake here, too!
On the bright side, more firefighters will be employed. But then…on the ashier side of things, the consequences of more fires are not so favorable.
BIG LOVE & HUGS