LANHAM, Md. -- Safeway's Eastern division here ran promotions featuring locally grown produce along with several "interesting farm facts."
l-page ad that appeared in a local newspaper.
"We make sure the corn we buy is picked at its peak of sweetness," read the ad copy. "So the sugar doesn't turn to starch. So you're guaranteed to be getting only the freshest, ripest, juiciest corn on the market."