Originally Posted by Mad Cook
Well, yes, but you'd think they'd have the sense to point them up as "prime" avocados to con the customer into snapping them up.
When I watch Ina Garten and other American cooks on television shopping in "markets" and see the array of veg on offer I do get a bit jealous. I tend to shop for veg in independent small stores for freshness and quality rather than supermarkets where veg tends to look and be very tired.
Ah, I see what you're saying. I guess it's more effort than they think it's worth. I always check on the avocados in the "quick sell bin", but, they are almost always past their prime.
I generally only buy fruits and veg from one supermarket, Mourelatos, because they care, and at the health food store. Not much in the way of greengrocers around here.
We have a supermarket called Loblaws. I was talking to someone who said she didn't like the fruit and veg from Mourelatos. It isn't as "pretty" as the stuff at Loblaws (next door). When I look at the overpriced fruit and veg at Loblaws, it gives me the creeps. It's all so uniform.
I occasionally buy some organic fruit/veg at Loblaws, if I am there and don't have time to go to the health food store too.