Friday, May 18, 2012
Today's picture was taken in about 1910. It shows a woman in Fairbanks, Alaska with Tomatoes from her garden.
There were some interesting comments yesterday on vegetables today, and how they do not taste so great. Today, vegetables are bred to be robust in shipping and have a long shelf life, not for flavor or healthiness. It is amazing the difference between home grown vegetables and store bought. I grow my lettuce, tomatoes and cucumbers in a greenhouse year round. It is funny when I sit and eat lunch with people . . . my salad is BRIGHTLY colored, and everyone else's is pretty much bland white. The difference in both color and flavor is striking.
I wish we would get back to where our food was locally produced by producers in the area who hired people in the area and paid them a fair wage. Unfortunately, those days are long gone.