In comparison to the imported products, the prices of which increased since the 2008 war, the local products became way more expensive. For example, if 1 kg of local tomatoes cost 20 roubles then, now you can buy ones for 5 times the price. The demand for the local products is high. Formerly no one would question the quality of the products. Things changed when products from Kabardino Balkaria, Chechnya and other were imported. Now it’s the origin of the product that interests the buyer more, than the price. The difference in taste is considerable, and it’s hard to change the preferences.
"The local vegetables are, certainly, demanded by everyone. Those are delicious, just smell them. Then all the vegetables were like this, and now there are already these imported vegetables, from the north, for example, from Kabardia. Sometimes the imported ones are like plastic. They say, that the tomatoes will even crack if you throw them. I didn’t try, I don’t know”, said a middle aged woman, who was looking for cucumbers.