Category Archives: Alphabet Produce

Letter Rip!

Now that the summer produce season is in full swing… We  really need your help in creating an alphabet out of fruit and vegetables. Just to give you a sense, here are some previous examples. Once we get all the letters, we’ll create an awesome alphabet poster. So please tweet your letter-like garden and market [...]

July 20, 2015 | Posted in Alphabet Produce | Comments closed

Unique Lessons

I saw this beauty this weekend at the farmers’ market and fell in love. You say ugly, I say gorgeous.  Is it a V? Maybe a U? Perhaps an N or a C? Yes. The best part of this saga is that my son needed to bring in two sweet potatoes for a class soup [...]

March 10, 2015 | Also posted in School | Comments closed

Send Me Your Produce Letters!

I’ve often posted pictures of fruits and vegetables shaped like letters on this blog. You know, alphabet produce. Until now, I’ve just shared the oddities that I’ve found at farmers’ markets and in my home garden, but I haven’t sought contributions from the outside world. That’s about to change. As of this very moment, I’m [...]

January 14, 2015 | Also posted in Campaigns, Farmers' Market, Garden | Comments closed

Spindly Sweet Potatoes

You know I love me some quirky produce. Well, I found these sweet potatoes at the farmers’ market and was excited by their serpentine shape. It’s as if they just couldn’t stop growing! And you wouldn’t believe this, but not only were they edible, they were delicious! Actually–to be more accurate–they tasted no different than [...]

October 14, 2014 | Also posted in Farmers' Market | Comments closed

Produce Name Game

Alphabet produce, my favorite pet topic, reared its curvy little head this weekend. Normally, I post pics of fruits and veggies that resemble a letter or number. On Saturday, though, I found three such oddities. And in an amazing bit of Scrabble karma, they just happened to be the letters that spell my name: I [...]

September 2, 2014 | Also posted in Farmers' Market | Comments closed

Y is for ‘Yes, Kale Can Look Like That!’

Today, when I was picking greens for dinner, I found another entry for the burgeoning Alphabet Produce series: this Kale Y. I’ve never seen a leafy green have a fork in its own road, but I was glad to see this one. This kale leaf not only checks the ‘Y’ box, it reminds us that real [...]

June 11, 2014 | Also posted in Household | Comments closed

V is for V-Carrot

This past summer I shared several examples of alphabet produce. While I haven’t seen many of those wonderful oddities recently, given the decreased homegrown and farmers’ market produce, I recently came across this beauty on my last market outing: This carrot makes a great ‘V’ and could even double as an ‘A.’ It also makes a [...]

January 16, 2014 | Also posted in Farmers' Market | Comments closed

Curved Cuke

By this point, you know that I love nothing more than unique produce. Whether it’s ugly fruit, knotty carrots or letter-shaped veggies. This curved cuke–bought at the farmers’ market–fits that category quite well. And it also doubles as a nice toy gun (if you’re into that kind of thing). Best of all, this cucumber tasted [...]

June 24, 2013 | Also posted in Farm, Farmers' Market | Comments closed

Oddities: Orange Italy

As you might guess, I’m a fan of odd-shaped produce. I’m drawn to ugly fruits and veggies that have more character than perfection. I like to give them a home, because too often they end up being wasted. Besides, it’s taste, not appearance, that matters most. I usually end up with these items at the farmers’ market [...]

March 11, 2013 | Also posted in Household, Supermarket | Comments closed

Alphabet Produce?

I recently got a message from Annie Wilcox, who asked why I was limiting the Alphabet Produce series to letters. What about numbers? Now, Annie may have had an ulterior motive–that she had come across banana pepper that looked like a 2 (and also a cobra!). But still, she had a point. Fruits and veggies that look [...]

September 24, 2012 | Posted in Alphabet Produce | Comments closed
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