we get them here now too, but the on-the-vine ripened organics (sorry lugaru) are just as good.
the butcher sounds great gb. my parents always had a milk delivery - a milkman, and also patronized the butcher in town. for the few cents extra, you got better service, better quality, and kept a good person in business that cares about their customers.
in nomine patri, et fili, et spiritus sancti.
Meh nom eh noh...doot dooooo do do do.