Virginia Beach portrait and lifestyle photographer specializing in comfortable portraits and candids
One of my favorite things about grocery shopping is going to the produce section. It is always so bright and colorful – it seriously can cheer me up. I know that seems silly, but I love just wandering around, “testing” the grapes to see if they’re crisp, giving a firm hold to the avocados, and trying to avoid the auto mist as I go to grab my stalk of lettuce.
I also love that Martin’s labels the produce that came from local farms. I almost always get suckered into buying THAT over anything else.
A few days ago, I was at home and my mom had mentioned how small strawberries used to be. They were so flavorful and tiny. I remember going to my grandparent’s garden and eating those bite size little things until I wasn’t hungry for dinner any more. But now, when you go to the store, strawberries are HUGE. Like, TOO big. Big enough for you to say that there is something else going on besides some good ol’ farming. Costco had a good deal on a huge basket of strawberries yesterday, and I walked right by it after seeing how huge they were. Then I went to Martins. And they had the neon orange sticker, “Locally Grown.” YES! And, they were little. Bite size. Just as they should be.