Chick peas are chasing tobacco from the fields

wilson_nc_americas_largest_bright_leaf_tobacco_marketIs it only people who were reared in Eastern North Carolina and later lived for a time near the Mediterranean who see a kind of cosmic significance to this report?

U.S. farmers are ditching tobacco for chick peas as demand for tobacco decreases and demand for hummus skyrockets

Oh well, from the start bright leaf tobacco was only the chance upshot of a guy in Caswell County who fell asleep in a curing shed shortly before the Civil War.

Chick peas on the other hand, go back millennia (although some believe that hummus may have originated in Greensboro fifteen or twenty years ago as the upshot of the invention of the food processor and microwave oven).

Eat’em if you got’em.

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