Just as everyone is in the midst of their healthy eating, green juicing, new-year-new-me phase – I’m afraid we’re having a vegetable shortage.

Supermarkets are having to ration after extreme weather in Spain and Italy has drastically affected supplies, sadly leaving many of our shelves empty.

The rule is, 3 lettuces per customer. You can’t go over 3.

The Twittersphere cannot believe it.

The effects of shortages are particularly hitting us in Britain as we import an estimated 50% of our vegetables and 90% of our fruit.

Lettuce turn that frown upside down. Why don’t we take this opportunity to support our farmers markets?

Eat seasonal, eat local.

Here’s a handy list of some the best markets to buy local produce from.

If the vegetable shortage has hit you particularly hard, please let us know in the comments below. After all, a problem shared is a problem halved.