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Serving the same fruits year round?

  • February
  • 8

11:48 pm marketing

Chris Corrigan has an appeal against the humble melons lamenting that melons and other fruits should only be served in season at gathering such as meetings and conferences. As he points out, fruits are shipped halfway around the world in order to satisfy demands that fruits (and vegetables for that matter) be available all year round regardless of the time of year. It is now possible to buy strawberries, oranges, apples and melons any time of the year whether it is +40 or -40 degees outside. Consumers don’t need to worry about little things like ripeness and where the produce comes from. They can simply buy it at the store and eat it when they want.

Mind you the only time that the fruits are tasty and fresh are when they are locally in season. To buy local produce though you might have to show up at your farmer’s market instead of the supermarket.

1 comment

The only out of season veggies we eat come from our freezers.\

Posted by Peter Gilbert, on January 7th, 2010, at 5:12 pm. #.

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