Setting the scene: I’m at the farmer’s market this morning, picking up our week’s worth of veggies.
Farm stand helper: Okay, so, all together that’s $17.95
Woman standing beside me, while I’m digging in my pocket for my cash: WOW! Almost 18 dollars worth of vegetables! You must have a big family to feed!
Me: Nope…it’s just me and my husband
Woman: Holy cow…are you vegetarian?
Me(slightly annoyed now): No…but we try to eat relatively healthy, and make sure we get lots of variety in our fruits and veggies, so we eat a lot of different ones. I come every week and get what I can, here.
Wait for it…..
Woman: Is it safe to eat that many vegetables every week? I can’t imagine it. We don’t like them in our house much. Do you eat them for every meal? I can’t believe two people can eat this much green!
Me (beyond my polite abilities now): Yes, we do. But we eat other items as well. Nice talking to you…bye!
And with that I’ve paid, the farm stand helper is laughing his ass off, and I am high-tailing it to the other side of market to get milk and eggs.
I should’ve taken a picture of my $18 bounty when I got home, but it slipped my mind, and now it’s all been processed down (chopped, cleaned, bagged, etc) so I’ll just list what I bought. I didn’t think it was extraordinary.
- 2 sweet onions
- 1 acorn squash
- 1 head green leaf lettuce
- 2 bunches of broccoli
- 1 large head of cauliflower
- 1 lb green beans
- 1 cantaloupe
- 2 sweet potatoes
- 2 red peppers
Now…I know not everyone eats that many veggies. And to each their own. But she kept pestering me about it…it drove me a bit batty. And when she asked if it was safe to eat that many vegetables…that was my limit! In hindsight I probably should’ve tried a bit more education and a bit less temper-losing…but you’ll have that sometimes!