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Earth Day – April 22 – Go Organic!

22 Apr

The Earth Day, a day founded by U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson and designed to inspire awareness and appreciation for our environment since 1970, is celebrate on April 22 on almost every country in the world (according to the Earth Day Network).

I´m engaging in their campaign, and you can do the same at the Earth Day website.

Among the proposed activities is to shop at a farmer´s market and to buy local and organic food. Done !

Below are some pictures of one of my visits to a local farmer’s market (at Cassino Beach).  Hope they somehow inspire you to do something similar.

Cassino farmer's market

Cassino farmer's market

Cassino farmer's market

Cassino farmer's market

Cassino farmer's market

Cassino farmer's market

Cassino farmer's market

Cassino farmer's market

Cassino farmer's market

Cassino farmer's market

Cassino farmer's market

Cassino farmer's market

Cassino farmer's market

Cassino farmer's market

Organic food is healthier to the environment, to your body, and to your pocket.  So, what are you waiting for?

Driving around

2 Jul

A few days ago I was driving back to town with a couple of friends after a visit to Porto Alegre.  Along the road connecting Rio Grande and Pelotas (more or less at GPS 31.972338 Lat. S, 52.299728 Long. W) we found a couple of farmers selling some home grown products we just couldn’t resist, as they looked incredibly tasty and fresh, specially a nice variety of pumpkins.

Pumpkins are the fruit of plants belonging to the genus Cucurbita, natives to the New World.  They are abundant throughout the Americas, being consumed in the region for more than 5,000 years.  The Spanish explorer Francisco Pizarro discovered them in Peru in the XVIth century, and took some seeds back to his homeland, from where it spread all over the world.  Stems and seeds dated from 7,000 to 5,000 BC have been found in the Tamaulipas mountains in Mexico.

Take a look at the pictures below and tell me if you would resist buying a couple of them (sorry, but I was unable to find the variety names in English, as the genus Cucurbita encompasses 10 species with several dozens of varieties).  The price?  Around US$ 0.50/kg.

"Moranga" variety

"Moranga"

Brazilian girl or neck pumpkin

Brazilian girl or neck pumpkin

"Caravela"

"Caravela"

"Tetsukabuto"

"Tetsukabuto"

"Mogango"

"Mogango"

Butternut Squash on Foodista
Spaghetti Squash on Foodista
Pumpkin on Foodista

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