These are eight, random "Daily Photographs" from my personal Flickr collection.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Never Know What May Turnip

Today is a gorgeous, September day in BC. In the morning, we went up to our favourite place to buy fruit and vegetables. Although we stocked up after coming back from our recent trip, we have friends stopping for dinner this weekend. We eat a lot of local produce at this time of year.

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I grew up when there were two choices for vegetables. For example, one could either buy a tomato or grow one's own. The homegrown ones were definitely always better. Now when I visit a farm market, I'm struck by a plethora of eatable plant parts, many of which I cannot identify without the helpful store signs.

The picture above shows nothing that I ever called a summer squash as a kid. Don't get me wrong: I think variety is great and choices preferable. It is good that mono-agriculture has moved towards diversification. My tomatoes might now be heirloom or range in size from a grape to a near pumpkin. On the same vein, or should I say vine, I'm sure I didn't know nearly as many types of apples when in school. Why? It's probably because there weren't as many.

Sometimes, labels really do help me identify a fruit or vegetable. For example, the following image is a Red Anjou. By the way, that means it's a Washington state pear.

A Pear


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