The Chastisement of Zucchini
The Zucchini of Chastisement is one of the longstanding traditions here at Corrente ("longstanding" meaning from at least the year before last, and proven by the fact that it remains No. 1 at Google for this search topic) and was always meant as something of a joke.
The Chastisement of Zucchini on the other hand is a real problem, along with chastisement of tomatoes, watermelons, turnips and those who want to grow them to support the exploding movement to "eat locally." Turns out--I know this will come as a shock to you--that there are Forces of Edible Evil who do not want you to do this, so they're--again, brace for a shock--using Congress to tweak the farm subsidy rules to keep farmers from supplying the demand.
Very consise explanation in today's NYT. The key words are "Farm Flex," it is a Good Thing and needs to pass.
So it is time to take up your flaming carrot today that we may have fresh, local zucchini tomorrow.
Just call/mail your reps, okay? Don't make me send ChiDy after you.