Market Day Saturday

As we’re lucky enough to be walking distance from a small meat and produce market it’s always lovely to wheel the shopping trolley down on a Saturday morning and stock up on veg. Then have a coffee and trundle home. Bliss.

This selection from a couple of weeks ago. I put the collection on the bench for a day or so to be painted until my daughter reminded me that we actually have to have something to eat and put it away properly.

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10 thoughts on “Market Day Saturday

  1. Dare I say it, I really like the photo in this post — bold, colourful, strong — although the aubergine on its own, and the first pic, are my faves.

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  2. DELICIOUS! all of them. I read the other comment and I have to intrude and say that indeed ‘Monsanto’ is a bad man on this Planet and should be exiled into space…

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    • Thanks so much and by all means free to intrude anytime. I want to try and be fairly unpolitical blog-wise but I might have to do something more effective about this one – the whole corporate food production issue gets me completely riled..

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  3. Your twitter feed relating to these posts informed me of today’s March against Monsanto, which I hadn’t heard of. Thanks (and nice post, btw).

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    • Thanks Celia – I’m not very happy with Mr Monsanto. Ever since I did a Masters which looked at the use of herbicides on pastures I realised that ‘he’ was possibly a very bad man. And it wasn’t that I’d ever heard about this from anyone else or that I had set out to say herbicides were bad (which I didn’t think they were necessarily.) It was just that the research conducted by ‘his’ scientists never found anything the slightest bit wrong with his products – unlike other scientists who found that sometimes the products weren’t all that good entirely. I thought that was a bit strange and probably quite rigged.

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      • To look at a “round-up ready” field up close is pretty disturbing. Besides the environmental effects of the herbicides, the Monsanto system has had a corrupting, degenerative effect on farming practices and on farmers themselves, I believe.

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      • Yes – my research looked at zero tillage which offered some benefits over conventional cultivation because of the problems associated with erosion and water loss in the area I was studying. But farmers and other researchers identified problems using the Mr M herbicide too close to sowing (showing it had a residual effect in the soil) which Mr M’s research emphatically repudiated (as a I daresay he still does)…
        as for everything else Mr M does … don’t even get me started…

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