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.

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.


  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…


    • 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..


  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).


    • 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.


      • 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.


      • 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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