View Full Version : Hard to find good produce.
08-31-2006, 01:15 PM
Is anyone else having this problem? It seems to be getting worse in my area. One store recently remodeled and I was pleased to see they expanded their organic produce section. This was a couple of months ago. Now, anything they have in the organic section looks to be past its prime. And they seem to have cut way back on their selection of regular produce. The other day they had a huge display of Red Delicous apples, Jazz apples (never heard of those) and a small display of not so fresh looking Braeburn apples. No other apples. None! Very little celery and no organic. Onions looked mildewed. Peppers were mushy. This is the store where I normally bought my produce because it was usually the freshest! I wound up going to a neighboring store that has a huge produce section, huge organic produce section but does not reliably have fresh stuff. I was able to find some of what I needed there. Will be trying yet another store this afternoon. Their produce section is rather small, organic section smaller still and they don't always have really fresh stuff.
My mom said she read that lack of water and hot temps. in many areas was causing the produce to not be as good as it normally is. I wonder if this is the cause here? Even some of my stuff that I got in my organic produce box wasn't so good looking. I just threw out half the stalk of celery because it didn't look very good.
08-31-2006, 01:21 PM
Having that problem here as well. It's hard to find anything good to eat!! Everything is usually dead or shouldn't even be eaten!
08-31-2006, 01:36 PM
Where I live now, it isn't hard to find good produce, but where I used to live, it was. However, I try to grow as much on my own as I can. I pick dandelion greens from the yard for juicing, I sprout seeds, grow wheatgrass and I'm just starting a tray of sunflower seed sprouts (my first time). This cuts down on the need to find healthy organic greens at the store, it can't get any fresher than growing on your own. Even if you live in an apartment, you can grow any of these greens. High nutrition for a really low cost! :D
08-31-2006, 01:45 PM
yes, selections are getting slimmer. I have been eating alot of melons because they have been in stock and less expensive. I am not much on bananas, but they seem readily available. Also stores around have a ton of peaches, but they want an arm and a leg for them, so they haven't been making it into my buggy.
08-31-2006, 01:48 PM
Yeah, bananas seem to be everywhere but I don't usually bring them home. Daughter is allergic and I don't care for them although my husband will sometimes eat them.
I do have a small garden but there's only parsley, tomatoes, wax beans and a very few peas and onions left. Everything else either got eaten, croaked or bolted with the hot weather we had. Well, that's not totally true. There is still a lemon cucumber and two pepper plants but not sure how much else I will get from those since we are due for more hot weather and then it could turn cold at any time. Just hope I can get some more tomatoes before it does!
08-31-2006, 01:50 PM
Where I shop, they hardly have organic produce. What they do have is too expensive for my budget, so I end up buying the regular stuff. They have more organic non-raw products than they do organic produce! And the nearest Whole Foods Market is in Jercho, NY:eek:.
08-31-2006, 02:08 PM
I have my usual selection in organic: grapes, melons, tomatoes, carrots, celery, peppers, oranges, and romaine lettuce. That's all I can eat here. Let's just say I'm bored!
09-01-2006, 03:35 AM
I guess I'm lucky that I do get that box of organic produce each week. At least I know I can count on that but there are often a few things in there I don't much care for or that I don't think are all that fresh. I'm sick of the mesclun mix. I used to love that but I think I just got burned out on it. And it has to be super fresh to be good. If it has been sitting around too long after it's picked it smells kinda like a cow pasture.
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