December 5, 2006 at 10:48 am
I am deeply disappointed that in this age where we can clone sheep and attach a human ear to the back of a mouse, we still cannot make fresh peaches available at Kroger all year round. What happened to my peaches?! I only started eating peaches during the summer and if I had known they’d suddenly be taken from me like the Lindbergh baby snatched in the night, I would have taken care to enjoy them much more.
I’m still catching on to the fact that fruits go in and out of season. It seems like I can get apples all year round, but other fruits come and go. I know, I know, I can get canned peaches. My grandmother lived on a farm and did lots of canning in her time. When she died two years ago, my aunts and uncles cleaned out her basement to find strawberry preserves older than some of my cousins. They dumped them in the woods for the benefit of the local raccoon population. Or as an attempt to kill the local raccoon population. Take your pick.
Why can’t we get fruits all year round? It’s got to be summer somewhere. My only guess is that the fruit would rot before it could be shipped to the store. And there aren’t enough greenhouses or artificial environments to grow fruit nearby and be able to stock entire grocery stores with produce. I need to find a chart that tells me when fruits are in season so I can avoid this heartbreak in the future.