North Carolina's (not so) fresh produce

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    North Carolina's (not so) fresh produce

    It's the strangest thing. It seems that no matter where you go for groceries around here, finding fresh produce is nearly impossible. Half of it is so withered and soft you probably wouldn't eat it if you were starving, honestly, and then to add insult to injury they put an expensive price tag on it! It's ludicrous. And I'm not talking about 'exotic' fruit, either. Onions, limes, tomatos, jalepenos. All rotten.

    So I guess I need to find a good farmer's market. Not looking forward to that drive. Does anyone else have this problem in their region? I never saw anything like this in Texas (of course I was much closer to the border then), and in fact it was a hell of a lot cheaper as well (not to mention twice the selection).
    Code:
    #include <cmath>
    #include <complex>
    bool euler_flip(bool value)
    {
        return std::pow
        (
            std::complex<float>(std::exp(1.0)), 
            std::complex<float>(0, 1) 
            * std::complex<float>(std::atan(1.0)
            *(1 << (value + 2)))
        ).real() < 0;
    }

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    I'm lucky in this regard due to the fact that I'm living in central california. According to wikipedia, we grow about 8% of the nations agriculture, so finding fresh produce has never been a problem.

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    >> I'm lucky in this regard due to the fact that I'm living in central california. According to wikipedia, we grow about 8% of the nations agriculture, so finding fresh produce has never been a problem.

    Interesting: on 1% of the nations total farmland, no less! It looks to be a very nice area, too.
    Code:
    #include <cmath>
    #include <complex>
    bool euler_flip(bool value)
    {
        return std::pow
        (
            std::complex<float>(std::exp(1.0)), 
            std::complex<float>(0, 1) 
            * std::complex<float>(std::atan(1.0)
            *(1 << (value + 2)))
        ).real() < 0;
    }

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    I only eat peanuts and beer. Sometimes I put tomato juice in the beer.

    I lived in Jamaica for about half a year once. I actually walked almost the entire coastline, sleeping on beaches and in unoccupied buildings. I very very strongly recommend this experience to anyone who might be considering doing something similar. During mango season, which I think is actually all the time, it was easy to find trees with piles of fresh fallen mangos under them. Since *nothing* is open in Jamaica until 8:30, I would often wake up without food, find a mango tree, and eat like half a dozen mangos for breakfast, totally free.

    They have some crazy jungle vegetables you can roast in a fire there too, like breadfruit and jackfruit. I think they call them that because breadvegetable and jackvegetable would sound silly.

    I have always hoped Carolina would be like Jamaica, since it is close to Florida and would be much easier to get to. So I am kind of sad to read this. Don't they have palm trees and sinsemella in Carolina?
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    >> Don't they have palm trees and sinsemella in Carolina?

    No, and probably, respectively.

    >> I lived in Jamaica for about half a year once. I actually walked almost the entire coastline, sleeping on beaches and in unoccupied buildings. I very very strongly recommend this experience to anyone who might be considering doing something similar. During mango season, which I think is actually all the time, it was easy to find trees with piles of fresh fallen mangos under them. Since *nothing* is open in Jamaica until 8:30, I would often wake up without food, find a mango tree, and eat like half a dozen mangos for breakfast, totally free.

    That actually sounds like fun. I lived in Hawaii for about a year back when I was 15 or so. Loved it. And yes, you could practically live off of the land there, fish without bait, etc.
    Code:
    #include <cmath>
    #include <complex>
    bool euler_flip(bool value)
    {
        return std::pow
        (
            std::complex<float>(std::exp(1.0)), 
            std::complex<float>(0, 1) 
            * std::complex<float>(std::atan(1.0)
            *(1 << (value + 2)))
        ).real() < 0;
    }

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