Food & Drink

A kale shortage is imminent, so people will finally stop forcing it on you

Kale
Lee Breslouer

News of the looming wine crisis was rough. The whiskey shortage was even worse. Do some breathing exercises, because something even more sacred is now at risk. Have you located a fainting couch? Alright, here's the deal: pretty soon, we might be low on... kale.

Apparently juicers (not that kind) have been consuming so much of the stuff that one of the world's largest kale seed suppliers is now fresh out. Bejo Seeds is out of every variety of the leafy vegetable, and Australian farmers are already struggling to keep up with demand. Farmers have gone from planting 3,000 seedlings a season to 25,000, and it still isn't enough to satisfy the yoga pants-wearing population. As Bejo scrambles to recoup the seeds, things are only going to get worse for our Aussie brethren... and maybe for the US.

Kristin Hunt is a food/drink staff writer for Thrillist, and generally avoids green beverages. Follow her at @kristin_hunt.