Post by BIGG SLICE on Apr 11, 2012 11:43:48 GMT -6
WHAT IT DO MY FARM FAMILY.THIS IS BIGG SLICE YOUR WORLD WIDE BIG HOMIE.TODAY I WANT TO TALK ABOUT FIRST TIME FRESH.I CALL IT FOOD FEAR BECAUSE WHEN I FIRST STARTED MY GARDEN 2 YEARS AGO I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO DO OR EXPECT.I PLANTED TOMATOES,BELL PEPPERS,ONIONS & CHILI'S OF ALL KINDS.WELL MY FEAR CAME WHEN I PICKED SOME GREEN ONIONS OUT OF MY GARDEN TOOK THEM INSIDE & BEGAN TO WASH THEM THEY SMELT WEIRD TO ME SO I THROUGH THEM AWAY.WENT AND GOT SOME MORE & THE SAME THING.MY WIFE SAW WHAT I WAS DOING & ASKED WHY?.I SAID "BECAUSE THEY STINK" !!!.SO SHE SMELLED THEM & SAID "THEY SMELL FINE TO ME"."THEY SMELL LIKE ONIONS".WOW THAT'S WHEN IT HIT ME I WAS USE TO GETTING MY FRUIT & VEGGIES FROM THE LOCAL MARKET WITH NO SMELL AT ALL. THAT'S WHEN I GOT SCARED. WHAT IF I DIDN'T GROW THEM RIGHT ? WHAT IF THIS OR THAT ?. I GREW UP TRUSTING THE MARKET FOR FOOD THEY ARE PROS I'M NOT.MY THINGS DIDN'T LOOK OR SMELL LIKE THEIRS.SO WHAT WAS WRONG WITH MINE?.THE BIGG PROBLEM WITH MINE WAS FRESHNESS.I WAS NOT USE TO FRESH FOOD!!!.MY WIFE TOOK OVER THAT NIGHT FINISHED COOKING.ALL I HAVE TO SAY NOW IS I'M HOOKED ON FRESH.THANK GOD.IT'S CHEAPER & MY WHOLE FAMILY LOVES IT.
Post by Taja's Paradise on Apr 19, 2012 18:17:34 GMT -6
Hey Slice! Thanks for that! I remember a fresh moment...when I was touring in Europe for my "Toys of Vanity" CD and my friend Joyce Lapinsky who is now the Urban Farming Program Development Consultant, was with me on that tour. When we landed in Milan, Italy, we sat down at a restaurant to eat lunch. They brought out some Tomato wedges as a starter. We took one bite into the tomatoes and looked at each other in amazement... almost like we had never tasted a tomato before. Truth is, we had never had a tomato that had EVER tasted so good! It was like candy. Unbelievable! Next we tried the broccoli- same thing. The vegetables there were out of this world- so fresh, full of taste and like some sort of a dessert. We found out that they don't use any pesticides over there... humm? What do you know about that? Moments of culinary delight in Italy are some of my best "FRESH" moments! Slice- Post some pics of your garden! You have become a master- show us!! By the way, I hope to see you in LA on the 10th of May at the Home Depot on Sunset, 12 Noon. We are having yet another of the famous "Urban Farming Mother's Day Free Plant Giveaways"- helping people start their own gardens!! See you there! Peace, Taja
I have heard this from SEVERAL people I have shared produce with. Whats funnier, is the opposite happen to me. I came from the country where we raised veggies, chickens, pigs, cows, and we dabbled in aquaculture (fish). When I moved to a suburb of Tampa, I didn't recognized the taste of what I was eating. I scoured for farmers markets, which helped me adapt. But 3 years ago (4 years after I moved here). I have been able to re-identify what was good about home grown. I have my own vegetable garden, and my kids are learning to eat as I did.