Originally Posted by john_ny
GW- Problem is that HD, et/al do not buy from local growers. They all buy from places like Stacy's (the one name I can think of now) I'm certainly not complaining about not selling to HD/Lowes. I sell plenty to local independent garden centers, and I certainly would not turn down an individual, who came down the walk with money in their fist. My only observation was that the big box stores in this area had a dearth of bananas/tropicals.
After considering what you said, it seems WalMart was the one buying from semi-locals, but only larger scale. K-Mart too but that can't be big numbers.
I hear HD isn't the most pleasant customer.