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Denzil
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Food quality

So, with all this talk about increasing world population, increasing food prices and so on, are we losing out somewhere else? I keep trying to find nice apples. Everything in the supermarkets looks beautiful and there isn't a blemish in sight, but all the new varieties don't taste of anything.
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Re: Food quality

And I bet most of them are imported as well Sad
We have a farm nearby that produces a variety of apples throughout the year.  They do have blemishes and vary in size and shape but they taste great Smiley
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Re: Food quality

Worth checking to see if there are any farmers markets in your area.
pierre_pierre
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Re: Food quality

I came across this new one in my nearest tesco, we have three largish one and only one stocked it, it was grown in England and was lovely
http://www.orangepippin.com/apples/rubens
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Re: Food quality

Quote from: gleneagles
Worth checking to see if there are any farmers markets in your area.

There are some good farmers markets around but many charge a premium for their products which doesn't seem to be right. Just drives customers back to the supermarkets again.
Denzil
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Re: Food quality

Trouble is, all the farmer's markets round here are only open during the week, which makes it a bit difficult if you are expected to be at work!