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There’s no metaphor here, I’m really talking firewood. This winter has a few more cold days in it, so hurry on down to the greengrocer for supplies, if you’re luck enough to have a functioning fireplace. (Today’s predicted high is 30 degrees, which is fifteen below normal.)

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In winter, greengrocers hang heavy plastic to protect the items on the sidewalk that would otherwise be exposed to the elements.

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About the size and shape of a Nerf football, they’re called Santa Claus melons. Originally from South America, the melons get their name because they are most plentiful in December. They can be had for $1.49 on Church Ave., which is a good price if the yellow flesh is really as described: juicy, mild, and tasty, sort of like a casaba.

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The coconuts look so authentic and natural. They are one of the few foods at the greengrocer that require tools to reach the edible parts. Use a screwdriver and a hammer, or throw the coconut down on the sidewalk as hard as you can and hope for the best.

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is this fruit week on brooklynpix?

This is your yearly reminder about the mysterious citrus called the pummelo. Buy soon, or you may have to wait until next year. I’d go for a big green one, because the yellow pummelos say oversized grapefruit. The price on pummelos is down this year by about 50 cents.

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huh

Neither above nor below will you find the rare walnutz or any variation thereof. The cabbage look quite pleasing, though, and can be had for a fraction of the price, maybe 59 cents a pound.

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