Supermarket produce blooms in summer, and retailers go to great lengths to maximize the merchandising potential of in-season fruits and vegetables. Those lengths might include -- literally -- lengthening the produce department to accommodate the extra seasonal volume. "Summer's when we feature local-grown peaches, squash, collard greens, okra, cabbage, cantaloupe, watermelons, tomatoes, beans and grapes -- scuppernongs and muscadines," according to the list recited by Cecil Spurlock, ...

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