It's been a meat and potatoes kind of year for many shoppers. As consumers spent the year trimming household budgets in the wake of the recession, many have opted to dine out less and prepare more meals at home. And for produce departments, this trend translated into a sizeable bump in sales of familiar staples such as potatoes, lettuce, onions, cooking vegetables and mushrooms, and fruits where great deals were available due to bumper crops, such as berries, cherries and grapes. Avocados ...

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