Shortages of summer produce disrupt outdoor life
Last year’s pandemic was linked to many product shortages as the quarantined masses took up hobbies and sought to improve life at home. (Anyone who was looking for toilet paper or flour last year knows this disruption all too well.) Now, since the start of the summer, chlorine tablets for home swimming pools have been added to that list, joining d other popular seasonal favorites that are very hard to find: grills, garden tools and even mason jars.
“This summer, outdoor living is still a huge element for consumers,” said Matthew Beers, manager of Walden’s Thruway Ace Hardware. “A lot of people invest money in their homes and yards and spend a lot of time outdoors.”