I went to the Farmer’s Market at St. Lawrence Market for my second blog assignment. There I admired various organic food products. Organic food products sold in grocery stores such as Metro were packed with unparalleled fresh and good-looking food products. I met a farmer, Jorge, there for an interview.
He has worked as a farmer for a long time and on his farm he has many animals such as turkeys, geese, and goats as well as various vegetables. He said growing organic vegetables in a cold climate in Canada is not easy and that’s why it takes a lot of effort. On a cold winter night, for example, he covers vegetables that he grows by his own handmade greenhouse to prevent freezing and remove the greenhouse to bask in the sun in the early morning. He took care of the vegetables day and night, and paid great attention to the animals so that they could grow healthy with minimal stress. He said such efforts were natural to produce fresh, healthy food products. These days, many people keep the minimum quality of food in order to produce large quantities and make money easily. But Jorge said, of course, it would be a little less difficult, but he always maintains the best quality for those who appreciate his pride and the value of the food products he produces.
As a result, I thought his products were a little more expensive than other stores, but it was worth it. Considering his efforts to raise animals and vegetables, it wasn’t expensive either. As time went by, people began to think about quality over quantity of food product, and thus the hard work of farmers became recognized. That is why these farmers can continue to work and continue to provide people with good food products. I found out how wonderful it was to work on a farm while visiting the farm’s market and talking directly with the farmer, and that the food products raised with sincerity were different from the food products sold in large quantities in the market. Now I’ve come to the idea of studying such good food products so that I can cook them properly, and furthermore, I want to make my own frozen farm.