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I was talking to someone about the amount of apples we sell here, it is what Washington is known for - and they didn't really believe me, goes:


Lots of apples at our local grocery!

Date: 2009-01-25 08:28 pm (UTC)
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It's really not the same anywhere else. You can get apples in California, sure... but there aren't nearly as many and they cost more. It's really sad that I can't get a nice honeycrisp when I want one.

Date: 2009-01-25 08:33 pm (UTC)
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And this is our Fred Meyer, it's not even a local fruit stand! :)

Date: 2009-01-25 10:56 pm (UTC)
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I can believe it. Here in Toronto a good third of the apples right now seem to come from Washington. And this is despite Ontario being a huge apple growing area as well.

Date: 2009-01-25 11:42 pm (UTC)
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It makes me really want to have an apple - but I'm still waiting on my teeth/jaw to feel better first...

Date: 2009-01-26 03:12 am (UTC)
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Washington state alone would probably be the second or third largest producer of apples in the world by itself. Something like 5% of the world's production comes in the form of WApples.

China is apparently the leading producer worldwide, by a pretty significant margin, but I've never seen a Chinese Apple. If they're not from Washington, they're usually from New Zealand, at least in all the places I've shopped.

Date: 2009-01-26 07:35 am (UTC)
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In Michigan we get just a few Washington Apples, but that is what it looks like around here in the fall. We have about half that right now at the local Meijer store (pronounced "Meyer" and the founder was also named Fred - how weird is that!?!)

Date: 2009-01-27 02:22 am (UTC)
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I've heard about that store, although I've never seen one.

Date: 2009-01-26 08:27 pm (UTC)
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It's a rare day that my fridge is without apples, and lots of them do come from Washington. When they were in season in Pennsylvania, I could get lots of interesting local breeds -- these days, though, my local grocery is limited to Red Delicious, Granny Smith, and maybe fuji or pink lady.

Date: 2009-01-27 02:24 am (UTC)
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I love apples - but not the normal ones sold everywhere, and I haven't gotten to enjoy one in quite a while! I'm wishing and hoping. Yesterday I was able to brush completely for the first time and also tried nachos without too much trouble. Yay slow recovery!


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