Monday, May 23, 2011


This is my kind of food:

from the farmers market
locally grown

(and though I'm not certain, there is a good chance they are organic or at least as pesticide free as possible)

On Sat we helped our friends Soph and Ant out with their wood-fired pizza oven trailer at the Trout Lake Farmers Market. At the end of the day a guy came around on his bike pulling a trailer in which he was collecting compostable items - including a whole lot of perfectly good tomatoes and some apples which a vendor had donated. We got chatting and I couldn't help myself. He had tomatoes coming out his ears and wasn't interested in eating them but was happy for me to indulge my inner freegan*. Thankyou tomato farmer and compost man for this beautiful bounty. A few days on the windowsill and they will all be ripe and ready.
This has me excited about dumpster diving prospects again.
Some very good humour on the topic is this clip from Portlandia.

*Freeganism is an anti-consumerist lifestyle whereby people employ alternative living strategies based on limited participation in the conventional economy and minimal consumption of resources.
 Freegans "embrace community, generosity, social concern, freedom, cooperation, and sharing in opposition to a society based on materialism, moral apathy, competition, conformity, and greed." Freeganism involves choosing to salvage discarded, unspoiled food from supermarket dumpsters, known as 'dumpster diving'.
Thankyou Wikipedia for the above definitions.


  1. Farmers markets are the best...when best friend got married a few years back we bought all her wedding flowers from a Vancouver market vendor...they were beautiful!

    Also, those tomatoes look delicious.

  2. this tomatos looks delicous, so fresh! I am glad you got the filters. Enjoy!


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