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Why is it impossible to find local produce in big supermarkets when local produce is at its peak?

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Last weekend I went grocery shopping at the Superstore on Barrington Street. When I'm shopping for produce, I always check where it was grown and buy local when possible. I appalled to find that, at the peak of harvest season in the Maritimes, it was impossible to find anything local. Carrots, potatoes, apples, onions, blueberries, beans...all things that are plentiful at this time of the year were "product of USA" or from the west coast.

For a chain that presents itself as environmentally friendly with a big push toward bagless stores, it puts no effort into reducing greenhouse gas emissions by selling local produce in its stores.
—Alecia Grant, Halifax

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