The First Feast

This photo was taken on August 28, 2014 at 2:33 PM
The location was in Silver Spring, Maryland at a roadside produce stand.
The "Take It!"  This photo is one of amazing depth and joy.  The collection of vibrant colors, all formed in nature is something most of us have seen before, but for me, this time was different. 
I went to this very popular stand to take photographs of pumkins to be used for the fall season banner for this web site.  The same theme is used for the business cards for the season.
Little did I know what a spot of elation I would be visiting.
Having taken a variety of pumpkin photos, several of which would take care of my objective, I began to look at the remainder of visual offerings at the stand.
This collection of colors all being presented as being not only comfortable in their own skin but freshly picked as everything presented in the stand is from within a hundred miles.
The staffing at the stand was by ladies, most of whom were young.  All of these courteous women were friendly and efficiently helpful to the customers.  I had the pleasure of observing of the staff in a constant state of motion.  She unobtrusively between customers. straightend, rearanged, and threw out damaged produce. While things looked rather spontanious, there was definitely, a casual order constantly being put into place.
Happy music from the 50's and 60's was being played from a boom box which added to the fun of the occasion.
I bought some near the end of the season corn on the cob.  I brought it home and cooked it and consumed it for dinner. It was delicious.
More visits will be made with more photos to come from this happy treasure trove.
All my best,


PS: The title to this photo/story is 'First Feast'  and that is for the eyes to enjoy the splendor of the color. The next feast will be for one to prepare in their own special way these items and then have them as a part of or all of a great meal.

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Comments: 5
  • #1

    Teri (Tuesday, 28 October 2014 11:48)

    What a colorful display. Truly beautiful imagery here, quite delicious looking too!

  • #2

    Gabe (Thursday, 30 October 2014 14:25)

    I'd go to town on any of that stuff other than the eggplant.

  • #3

    Treehugger (Thursday, 30 October 2014 14:25)

    The farmer is also an artist! It is a gorgeous arrangement.

  • #4

    Sally (Thursday, 30 October 2014 14:27)

    I love going to farmers markets for this very reason. Everything they sell looks so much more appealing than at the super market. I hope you were able to take some of those goodies home with you.

  • #5

    Jim (Thursday, 30 October 2014 14:28)

    What is the brown vegetable in the top left?