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Fri Oct 22, 2021, 02:41 PM

 

Anyone else notice more produce from Canada in their super markets?

Nice, fresh too. Mexico, Canada, and Israel is what I see mostly at Whole Foods except for several fruits from Cali.

Does the US produce anything these days? I guess those socialistic US farmers stop working because they get too much subsidy from the Federal government? Hmmm... the really big welfare state.

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Reply Anyone else notice more produce from Canada in their super markets? (Original post)
joetheman Oct 2021 OP
JustAnotherGen Oct 2021 #1
at140 Oct 2021 #2
doc03 Oct 2021 #3
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Response to joetheman (Original post)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 02:50 PM

1. I live in a rural area of NJ

My own garden (outdoor and indoor) - but I also have access to local farms, local growers - especially via a local store that puts Whole Foods and Trader Joe's to shame.

Because of where I live and proximity to local farmers and greenhouse grown year round - I'm see very little of it.

Example - recall of onions -

Haven't purchased in a few years. Easy to grow outside and inside in my grow tower.

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Fri Oct 22, 2021, 02:56 PM

2. Wage levels in US are much higher than Mexico & Israel

That may be one reason. Canada just has so much land and not many people.
So more room for mechanized farms.

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Fri Oct 22, 2021, 03:48 PM

3. We have all these ships stacked up waiting to get unloaded. But there are fresh bananas

at the store every day. Must be just Chinese junk in the ships.

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Response to joetheman (Original post)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 03:54 PM

4. Some of it may be coming through the Port of Vancouver, BC.

They are not having as severe the issues of our main West Coast ports.

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