Naturally, we buy winter strawberries in our own backyard in Plant City, Fla. If we’re buying apples, obviously we can’t find those in Florida, so we look to the closest locations that provide the quality fruit at a good price. Sometimes that might be Virginia, might be Washington state, might even be New York. —ED CRENSHAW, CEO, Publix Super Markets And as far as when it’s [local produce] not available, I see product from Chile, the customers don’t seem to ...

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