25 Aug 2013

VOTE WITH YOUR WALLET


Today I am just going to share some photos with you that I took yesterday when my mom came home from the farmer's market carrying a super nutritious and colourful bounty. Most of the tomatoes are actually from our own garden but I threw them together with the other heirlooms she bought.


You don't need any skill to take beautiful pictures of organic, heirloom produce. They speak  for themselves with their intricate colouring and individual patterns. Mother nature is an artist, and she shows us her talent for abstract painting in every heirloom variety. As I was shooting these, I exclaimed to my mom that they are like precious jewels! Certainly more valuable than gold, because we will always require nourishment and love to fulfill our well being. 


I cannot help but relish in the incredible, explosive flavours of these tomatoes, and I am sure when my family and I enjoy the corn and eggplant, I'll have the same reaction again. Some claim that organic produce has no nutritional superiority compared to the conventionally-grown stuff, but I choose not to listen to these folks. I trust myself first, and I know I can taste the difference.

In any case, it's of paramount important that we support and encourage local, sustainable farming. As the truism goes: you vote with your wallet. Do you wish to see a healthy world being built for your children where love, wellness and acceptance are vital factors? Do you hope for a future where individuals and groups have the ability to know exactly what is in their food and the effects their consumerism has on the planet? Do you long for a time when corporations are powerless, we are not slaves to the economy, and we are free to live our best lives? I do.

This is why we go to the farmers market.

11 comments:

  1. Preach! I wish my family understood...they think my lifestyle is "hard". Why? Because I don't use a microwave and I try to buy local and organic and not fill my family's body with things I KNOW are bad. Ugh. Ignorance is bliss for them I guess...

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    1. Exactly =/ It's okay! The world is gradually headed in the right direction though!

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  2. I totally agree with you... :)

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  3. Couldn't agree more. I've turned to growing alot of my own vegetables since the farmers market in the small town I live in is extremely expensive. Love you pictures and your words of wisdom. Keep it up!!

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  4. Such beautiful produce photos. :))))

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  5. Can I eat Your photos? ;-)

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  6. I just wrote a similar post a few days ago about the importance of local produce (but about my local CSA and why people should try to join one).

    Tomatoes really are the best :)

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  7. I agree wholeheartedly. Much love and respect to you for this.

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  8. Beautiful photography - and even more amazing produce! I love to hit up our local Farmer's Market for the best produce, support our local farmers, and to even further reduce the greenhouse gases produced when non-local produce is driven to my local Whole Foods (even though I go there a lot too). I even like to go the Farmer's Market when I travel - it's the best place to get to know a city and find out where the best raw/vegan restaurants are.

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