As winter sets in, retailers and their suppliers are keeping local produce on their shelves, thanks in part to improved growing procedures, heartier seeds, new varietals and even improved storage facilities, industry sources told SN. Some regions’ climates provide fresh produce into winter. Strawberries, for instance, are being harvested right now in Louisiana. And brussels sprouts sold on their stalks create displays at Rouses Supermarkets that cry out “fresh” and ...

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