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Old 08-14-2011, 08:25 PM
 
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Where does your rice come from? Or is that another luxury item, along with such esoteric fare as lettuce and oranges?
Lettuce is most definitely grown by many people in the Northeast year round! In the winter many grow it in greenhouses or in their homes. My mom has for years.

Oranges don't affect me at all. I don't eat them.

I'm a not a big rice person. But most rice isn't even from the US. My husband's grandfather's family had a rice farm near Albany, NY. It's now a highway. But yes, rice can and is grown in the Northeast.
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Old 08-14-2011, 08:27 PM
 
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Actually, in Colonial days things like oranges and pineapples were considered luxury items. You still can't get pineapples year round. And oranges available year round is just weird!
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Old 08-14-2011, 08:29 PM
 
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Rice is not generally the starch source in this region, potatoes are.
Maine potatoes are EXCELLENT! I miss them now that I live in SC. When I lived in NY, just about every potato came from Maine. They definitely DO taste differently from ones that come from Idaho and Washington which is what have here. They also go bad VERY quickly. They must have better dirt or happier farmers in Maine.
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