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Old 01-09-2008, 07:37 AM
 
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My kids love to eat fruit (all kinds). Lately the fruit in our area grocery stores has been awful! I know its winter but can anyone recommend a place? We live in S Charlotte. I would be willing to drive 20-30 min.
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Old 01-09-2008, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC (Charlotte 'burb)
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Erath Fare in Ballantyne or South Park. Produce is bad this year because we had an early freeze and then the drought. This has affected the entire southeast.
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Old 01-09-2008, 07:45 AM
 
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Thanks! I have never been there but its pretty close. I really appreciate it.
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Old 01-09-2008, 09:27 PM
 
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I love the Fresh Market on Pinesville Matthew Road. A bit pricey, but great fruit, meat and hard to find items. Take the kids, Chuckie Cheese next door.
The Fresh Market - Experience the Food!
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Old 01-09-2008, 09:59 PM
 
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Default same problem

We hate the fruit down here...we have tried everywherr but the fresh grocery so I will try that next. We noticed it in the summer too so I don't like it has much to do with this winter. We are use to the delicious juicy Jersey fruit and the fruit down here is so dry. One of the grocery store managers told me it is typically likr that b/c most of the fruit is not local so the transit times are longer and the fruit just sits.
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Old 01-10-2008, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC (Charlotte 'burb)
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We hate the fruit down here...we have tried everywherr but the fresh grocery so I will try that next. We noticed it in the summer too so I don't like it has much to do with this winter. We are use to the delicious juicy Jersey fruit and the fruit down here is so dry. One of the grocery store managers told me it is typically likr that b/c most of the fruit is not local so the transit times are longer and the fruit just sits.
There was a freeze very early in the spring which affected crops in the summer. There is a lot of local fruit in the area, especially peaches, strawberries and apples. There are many places around Charlotte where you can pick your own in a normal season and it wasn't grown near a toxic waste site.
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Old 01-10-2008, 07:48 AM
 
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Absolute Organics, LLC - Organic Produce Charlotte, NC

A friend was just telling me about this group. She gets home delivery of fresh fruits and veggies. Maybe this is worth checking into?
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Old 01-10-2008, 07:52 AM
 
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U are right. That definately looks like something I will try at least once. I am really tired of paying a fortune for rotten fruit + veggies at ht
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Old 01-10-2008, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC (Charlotte 'burb)
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U are right. That definately looks like something I will try at least once. I am really tired of paying a fortune for rotten fruit + veggies at ht
I've never used it, but Home Economist Market (a local natural/organic store) also has home delivery.
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