You think they’d know better. Stall holders at the farmers’ market selling produce – tomatoes – pre-packed in plastic bags. I suppose they’ve decided it’s easier, more efficient, and for them at least it probably is – fewer items to weigh, saves time, time is money, all that kind of un-foodie thinking. But don’t shoppers at markets enjoy the experience of selecting exactly what they want, isn’t that part of the point of shopping there? … that day I was looking for big, ripe ‘beefsteak’ tomatoes for the insalata tricolore. Smaller salad tomatoes just don’t do the same job.
Still, at least they weren’t storing tomatoes in the fridge! That really would have been a crime!