DON'T HATE ME - TODAY I LOVE WALMART!

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Real Estate Agent with Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage
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It seems almost everyday someone, somewhere is complaining about Walmart!   It varies but usually you can count on someone being upset with:

  • their staffing policy
  • their outsourcing of product
  • the unsavoury shoppers
  • their size (the store not the shopper!)

But today I am so happy with my local Walmart because I have found the world's greatest fresh blueberries and I have to share a photo with you:

They say they are a "PRODUCT OF CANADA" !!!  

(even though they also say 1 US dry pint and they have a label from Naturipe Farms in Florida - what's that all about?)

I have no issue with the majority of our wintertime fruits and vegetables coming from warmer climates; otherwise we'd not have them.  My Father from Belfast remembered the first time he saw a banana and didn't know to peel it!   I digress . . .

My point is that all spring my blueberries have been coming from New Jersey, USA!   Today, to find a Product of Canada and at a cheaper price - well that just blows my mind!

Thank you Walmart for sourcing local berries (I think - I'm still confused by the label)

(and here is a pic of the gorgeous, plump and beautiful blueberries before I ate every last one of them!)

My name is Susan Emo and I am a PRODUCT OF CANADA (and a Blueberry-holic !)

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Susan Emo
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage
Mark - I like any bargain on fresh produce Margaret - I hope you enjoyed yours as much as I did mine Sharon - I devoured a huge package of raspberries from Costco last week - mmmmmm Patricia - I have found some of their fresh food to be half the price of other stores which is pretty hard to say no to. Shar - LOL, you may be correct! I get most of my stuff from Costco too
July 29, 2012 08:20 AM
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Susan Emo
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Susan - I agree that many Mom & Pop places are having to shut down and that box stores are contributing to that but shoppers need to be able to have access to fresh food at a reasonable price. When I see local produce stands selling fruit and veggies at 3 times the price of a bigger store I will not endorse them. Especially when I see them selling "local" bananas and oranges!!!
July 29, 2012 08:25 AM
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Susan Emo
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John - we have a local pick your own blueberry patch about 30 minutes from my home but I don't find them as plump and tasty as what I can get in Walmart. I guess they're good for baking and preserving but I only like them fresh. Jeffrey - charity does start at home and the big box stores employ many local people Greg - one of ours is quite nice. Clean with polite and helpful staff: nicer quality of shoppers too! Donna - never make apologies for looking out for your bottom line :) Rich - there is always someone on a soapbox about something! Paula - thanks you your weather
July 29, 2012 08:34 AM
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Susan Emo
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Paula - thanks to your weather, we too have fresh fruit all year long. :)
Diana - I can't bring myself to cook a fresh blueberry. I use frozen for baking and fresh for eating!
Kristin - I'm going to continue to believe my blueberries were Canadian! (were, being the operative word!)
Al & Peggy - aren't they the best - almost crunchy in their freshness!
July 29, 2012 08:39 AM
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Gene Riemenschneider
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I think Walmart is a great business that helps families find things at good prices.  It is a great success story.

August 04, 2012 08:39 PM
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