Ha ha....I know what you mean. We all rec've our SNAP money around that time.
I've heard that they will make you constipated if you eat them when they are just ripe, but have the opposite effect if you eat them when they are over-ripe. In any case, TMI about this subject!
I tend to not buy a lot of fruit that's out of season because it's expensive and not always flavorful. Plus something tasty is always in season. Right now I've got a tree full of oranges in the back yard so that's my fruit of choice. Lots of lemons and key limes on our trees, too.@Jules I too check where produce comes from. Trader Joe's still had strawberries from California, likely hot house grown. All other berries were from other countries including blueberries from Peru. I'd rather buy seasonal or at least half way local. When oranges are no longer available by end of summer they come from Australia. I don't buy them either. Tomatoes from Mexico are a no also.
I'm really not noticing that things are out of stock in California. In my area anyway. Some shelves are a little low but if something is out, there is an alternate that works.
Our growing season is very short so very little of that is in prime season. In the off season we get most of our vegetables and fruit from California & Mexico. Rather than fresh food, it is recommended that we buy frozen or canned as they’re processed immediately and haven’t lost the nutrients.I tend to not buy a lot of fruit that's out of season because it's expensive and not always flavorful.
I unfortunately last March I did not notice the panic buying and ended up with one roll of TP before I did and luckily someone sold me some. So, I got plenty of TP, which is all I worry about. But then I noticed distilled water was being sold out, so will get extra of that as well for Joey, oh and husband.@Jules, I've been reading up on this. Most current food shortages and empty grocery shelves are blamed on the latest viral spikes. So many employees or their families are sick. Every part of the supply chain is deeply affected.
Last March I saw panic buying at Costco that shocked me to my shoes. Intellectually I people were overreacting, but my emotional response was, What do they know that I don't?
Thank heavens stores started limiting purchases. If not, shortages would have been far worse. The experience nevertheless made a lasting impression. Realizing it could happen again with barely a moment's notice, week by week I bought a bit extra of this and that until confident my pantry could feed DH & I for several months.