Our new Harp's Grocery lied to me about ripe avocados....

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A few months ago I wrote a blog about our new store coming to town, Harp's Grocery.  I was negligent in that I never went back to take a completed photo of it but it sprang up overnight, seemingly, and it is beautiful.   I've been there a few times and bought lovely things, at high prices for sure because they've got to recoup all the money they've invested in Searcy AR.  What happened yesterday makes me wonder about their integrity.  They lied to me and all their customers about their avocados!

My husband has hinted loudly that he'd like some avocado dip because we have fresh tomatoes now and he thinks I make great avocado/tomato dip.

I know when an avocado is ripe, having all this dip experience, and Harp's avocados were all hard as baseballs.  But some of them had this beautiful orange sign on them saying, "Ripe now!" 

This is the South and lots of people in the South don't know what an avocado is. We don't have avocado trees here!  So if they go in and buy this little hardball and take it home to cut it, they're going to against the avocado for life!!

Now if we talk about tomatoes, the Southern person knows the tomato!  We know vine ripened ones from imported greenhouse ones.  We buy the bad ones because we have no other choice but we drool over ones like the ones shown.  Note the one on top that is certainly not perfect and may have a little decay in the center but the part that you can eat will be scrumptious!  That's the kind we'll put in the avocado dip as soon as I wait a few days for the Harp's avocado to ripen.

You know what!  I'll bet you the store stocker at Harp's is from the South and never knew what an avocado was until he got that job.  He picked out the biggest and prettiest and stuck the little labels on them. 

He is innocent.

Harp's is innocent

We're going to have avocado dip.

And I've written a blog about nothing! 

Except beautiful Home Grown Tomaters!

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Barbara S. Duncan
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I love that avocado tree picture.  Being from the south, I'm not sure I've ever seen one.  Perhaps once when I visited a friend in California who had  one in the backyard?  No.  That was an artichoke tree!  But Nutsy is better looking than an avocado!!!!

January 08, 2009 07:50 PM
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Steven L. Smith
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Mrs Barbara,

I will be eager to post at your new blog. Your friend Nutsy.

January 08, 2009 08:00 PM
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Barbara S. Duncan
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Please do, Nutsy!!

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Raven DeCroe

January 09, 2009 12:28 AM
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Barbara S. Duncan
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Raven, you really have conquered an area that Nutsy can't go until after the Q & B barbeque!  We'll be watching for special warnings or tips!! 

January 09, 2009 07:16 AM
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