Why sometimes it’s just lovely to do your own grocery shopping

by sophie on April 14, 2011 · 8 comments

British spring posy

Last time we talked about online grocery shopping, and how it’s convenience can help you to eat healthily when life is busy.  But there’s a down side too.  A picture is worth a thousand words. This is what you don’t get when you do your shopping online.

The freshest leaves…

spring salad

The youngest, tenderest produce…

Spring rhubarb

The foods that somebody carefully made or nurtured with their own hands

spring cheese

All handpicked at Woodstock Farmers Market, April 2nd 2011


Arwen from Hoglet K April 15, 2011 at 03:47

Just lovely, especially the baby rhubarb.

kathryn April 15, 2011 at 07:24

Oh Sophie, what gloriously, gloriously pretty photos. Is that middle one of rainbow chard? If so it’s the most delicate, beautiful, luscious and pretty rainbow chard I’ve ever seen.

kathryn April 15, 2011 at 07:26

Oh, I stand corrected by Arwen – it’s baby rhubarb. How utterly gorgeous that is. My statement about “delicate, beautiful, luscious and pretty” still stands.

Lucy April 15, 2011 at 07:37

sophie! your rhubarb almost made my heart stop.

divine reminder.

Sophie April 15, 2011 at 17:32

Hi all,
Thank you for the lovely comments – I just couldn’t resist sharing photos of the rhubarb. I’ve just never seen such baby pink, gorgeous stuff. The lady selling it at the farmers market really knew how to show it off too – it was sold in this lovely hand tied bunch (so much nicer than an elastic band!)

Elaine April 15, 2011 at 20:40

Oh, Sophie, all the photos are glorious & a welcome sight for my spring-hungry eyes.

Yes, you’ve beautifully captured the sensory joys of real-life food shopping.

Kim April 16, 2011 at 14:30

Absolutely beautiful and yummy too. You photograph with reverence.

spring challenge June 4, 2011 at 22:16

Unfortunately buying local produce is more of a treat for me, as I don’t have that many farmers markets around me and they can be expensive. Beautiful images though, nothing beats food grown with love and care.

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