I remember when I was a kid and we only bought our strawberries from our local farm stand. We knew the farmer. Been farming in our town for longer than we lived there. I miss those days. The strawberries were warm and sweet. All of the fruits and veggies were of superior quality and we knew where they came from.
Today we are so busy that we forget about our local farmer. We rush to Walmart or some other grocery store to pick up our produce, it doesn't have the same superior quality that something grown local does. Not to mention it may have came from another country when you could have supported someone in your home town. So please support your local farmer- head out to the farmers markets and flea markets. Here is a list to get you started. Bay Area Farmer's Markets