Category Archives: Farmers’ Market

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 Alphabet Produce, 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 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
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