Shipping is a terrible thing to do to vegetables. 
They probably get jet-lagged, just like people.  
~  Elizabeth Berry

“The fields...are white already to harvest" (John 4:35 KJV), or as other versions put it, "ripe for harvest."...One part of the harvest metaphor we may have missed was the importance of timing-there is a season for both sowing and reaping, and sometimes there is a season of simply waiting and watering.” 
~  Keri Wyatt Kent