Imperfect Vegetables

Nathan Wild
We just got our order of storage carrots from our friends and fellow farmers at Salix & Sedge Farm in Salmo. They had a particularly bad year for pests and their carrot crop took significant damage. To salvage their work they had to chop the tops off of almost every single carrot.

These carrots are still perfectly good, premium carrots. They just don't look perfect, which is what everyone expects. But farming isn't a perfect system. You can't input resources at one end and output carbon copies at the other.

An imperfect vegetable should be as appreciated as a beautiful one. It took the same amount of effort to grow it. It tastes no different. It will nourish your body in the same way. And when you chop up all the veggies and throw them in the pot will you even be able to tell the difference anyways?

Farming is unlike most careers. There are so many factors that are out of our control. And so as a community we should be able to celebrate the successes of our farmers and stand by them during hard times. Thank you farmers!