Our trip to Whittamore’s Farms to pick berries was so enjoyable we did not want the experience to end (to see the pictures of our berry picking adventure you can go here). We decided to continue our picking adventure by looking for beans and potatoes. We were prepared to shovel the ground in search of the potato, thinking that it would be fun for the kids and take us back to the time when we dug for potatoes as young children in our mothers’ vegetable garden.
When we arrived at the potato field we were pleasantly surprised to see that we did not need to find a shovel for our search. Instead the fields had been freshly turned and the potatoes were in plain view.
We eagerly picked up the potatoes, small and medium-sized, scraping the mud off with our hands. It was definitely a time when we did not mind getting our hands dirty!
Beside the field we saw the tractor that made our picking so easy. We thanked the farmer silently for getting up early so that we could have the pleasure of picking a meal from his fields.
The potatoes were a pleasure to wash and, because the skin was unblemished, I was able to leave it on for eating. The meals I made with the freshly picked potatoes were delicious: a spicy curry with rice; and, for another meal, a potato salad that was eaten at a barbecue. Potato picking is an experience I would be willing to repeat: for the fun of picking, and for the fun of eating.
Have you been potato picking?
(This post was inspired by the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge. The prompt this week is Fresh)
© Colline Kook-Chun, 2013