Thursday, December 13, 2012

A Pound of Cherries for $9? Go Apples and Oranges Instead

Cherries in December? No thanks.
The moral of the story (if you live in the United States)? Don't buy cherries in December from Chile for $9 per pound. Buy cherries in the summer from Washington State for half that price. Apples (a fall crop that stores superbly) and oranges are more cost-effective purchases right now. 

If you absolutely, positively need to eat a cherry right now, buy frozen. Frozen fruits and vegetables are picked in-season and flash frozen within hours. Fresh apples and oranges will still be cheaper, though.

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