I'm sick and tired of buying rock hard fruit, out of season, that never ripens. I mainly shop in our local Somerfield and Tesco Metro (both teeny tiny sized shops) because they are in pram-pushing distance.
Other options seem to be:
Veg Boxes - but there's a thread on here with people saying they end up with furry fruit.
Local farm shop - does great veg, but only has frozen berry fruits.
Local market - one or two things worth considering, but it's been peeing down for weeks and only I turn up
So, fresh fruit, just something else that I didn't appreciate enough during my childhood?
<dreams of biting into a peach and juice running down my chin>
i buy sainsburys fruit, when it is reduced, it is always ripe that day and for three days afterwards, i now get really disapointed if i buy their fruit full price as it takes a good week to ripen. I used to find tesco fruit rubbish am much happier now a Sainsburys has opened. Is there a farmers market near you, we have a lovely one for other things but no fruit and veg really.
Have you tried keeping the fruit in a bowl on a sunny window ledge with ripe bananas? Then make banana cake when the bananas go totally black.