Category Archives: Farmers’ Market

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 Alphabet Produce, Farmers' Market | 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 Alphabet Produce, 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 Alphabet Produce, Farm, Farmers' Market | Comments closed

Friday Buffet

Wow, Reno must be the anti-Vegas! The Atlantis Casino there not only had a food waste diversion goal for 2012, the exceeded it by 56 percent! — — Don’t Judge a Fruit By Its Color, writes the Food Politic blog on HuffPost. The piece looks at government standards and our attitudes to get at this superficial [...]

April 19, 2013 | Also posted in Casino, College, Farmers' Market, Food Recovery, Friday Buffet | Comments closed

Alphabet Produce: V bean

Continuing our alphabet produce series, here’s a very curved, V-like green bean. In my mind, it’s a lowercase cursive v. This beaut and all the other letter produce communicate that real food has curves (or it may be straight), and it’s not homogenous. Important: the above V bean tasted exactly the same as his straight [...]

September 17, 2012 | Also posted in Alphabet Produce, Farmers' Market | Comments closed

Just one Q…

Continuing the on the theme of alphabet veggies…here is one crazy Q cuke. So we have C, J, S, W and now Q. It’s definitely time for a vowel. Please send in your own letter produce pics–we’ll get that alphabet sooner or later! And remember–real food has curves! Or is straight. You get the idea–it’s not [...]

September 10, 2012 | Also posted in Alphabet Produce, Farmers' Market, Garden | Comments closed

Caring Through Crops

When you’re starting a food recovery operation, it helps to have a catchy name. And if you can coin a verb to go with it–even better. The Fayetteville, Arkansas-based founders of Seeds that Feed have accomplished both. CareCropping, their play on ‘sharecropping,’ is a way for gardeners and farmers to alleviate hunger by donating a [...]

August 13, 2012 | Also posted in Farmers' Market, Food Recovery | Comments closed

Wwwhat’s up, Doc?

Continuing on the summer theme of alphabet veggies, here’s another letter. So we have C, J, S and, now…W! (Still looking for a vowel.) While we’re moving away from squash, this carrot is pretty impressive. Thanks to young Mia, a friend of a friend, for picking and posing with this fabulous W carrot. And to think, [...]

August 8, 2012 | Also posted in Alphabet Produce, Farmers' Market, Garden | Comments closed

Sssquash!

This summer, I’m trying to collect an alphabet of summer squash. It’s sure to be a futile quest–an X??–but it’s fun to try. This weekend at the farmers’ market, I found my next entry. So in addition to C and J, here’s…an S: The aim of this pet project is to champion the idea that real [...]

July 9, 2012 | Also posted in Alphabet Produce, Farmers' Market, Personal | Comments closed

Meet J Cuke

Next up in this burgeoning series of alphabet cucumbers, is this fabulous J. Or, as I call him, J Cuke. Given my first name, I’m quite fond of this cuke. I’m going to have a hard time bringing myself to cut into it. Then again–who am I kidding?–it won’t be that hard. This curved cuke, [...]

June 13, 2012 | Also posted in Alphabet Produce, Farmers' Market, Household, Personal | Comments closed
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