posted on Apr, 1 2013 @ 01:10 AM
Originally posted by CookieMonster09
Listen, this story smells fishy. Why is anyone growing tomatoes in the off-season anyways? Most people, even in the suburbs, grow tomatoes in the
summer time outdoors.
I think you just answered your own question but you may not like the answer for why it makes sense to do so.
They were CIA? Well, I'll bet they knew what I learned as a produce truck driver. Off season ... Indeed.. Where do you figure your tomatoes in the
store come from during the off season? It's a big country but it's not THAT big for regional climates changing enough for there to still be a spot
to grow enough.
I'm guessing they knew your off season tomatoes come up through places like Nogales, Arizona. No one grows a tomato anywhere near that little town.
It's a transhipment point. Mexican trucks bring produce up from the south somewhere (who knows...that varied wildly) and unload into a dock area
where they get looked over by a Federal inspector, then reloaded onto a truck like I drove for delivery on into the US, wherever the order went. In my
case, it was often Caito foods and Kroger.
I'd grow my own in the off season too if I ate tomatoes and had any kind of a green thumb. (I could and.. ahem.. have..killed a cactus.