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Fri May 20 19:05:40 EDT 2011
On May 20, 2011, at 5:34 PM, Road's End Farm wrote:
> On May 20, 2011, at 5:17 PM, Bob Hartman wrote:
>> Sticking your nose on or near fruit doesn't sound good to me. At
>> shows some people want to pick up the fruit to smell it. We have to
>> put out
>> signs for people not to pick up the fruit because we are going to have
>> people tasting the fruit and having someone's nose next to a fruit
>> is not
> When I do this in groceries, I'm not sticking my nose on the fruit.
> And I'm not blowing on it, or exhaling towards it. I'm inhaling in its
> general vicinity. I suspect Ginda, who's the one who originally posted
> about choosing strawberries by scent, does the same thing.
Yes, of course. I sniff, I don't blow. And of course I don't touch my nose to the produce.
It makes a huge difference in the quality of strawberries, peaches, and several other fruits that I buy. You really can't tell by looking whether a peach will taste like a peach or like slightly sweet cotton, but you can tell that with your nose.
People handle the produce all the time at my local markets. I wash and/or peel everything I bring home.
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