Farmers Are Worried About Going Under. That Could Put Fruit and Vegetables in Short Supply

New York – March is typically Kate McClendon’s busiest month. But that changed with the coronavirus pandemic.

Her family farm, McClendon’s Select, in Peoria, Arizona, supplies organic fruits and vegetables to about 90 restaurants, which normally receive a flood of customers with the spring weather.

Now, those businesses have shut down as state and local officials try to stem the spread of the virus. For McClendon, the closures have been devastating. “Basically 95% of our restaurant business went away overnight,” she said.

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