Thursday, March 12, 2009

What's in season?

As I sat at the traffic light this morning in Celaya, I looked over and saw this pickup truck loaded with strawberries. The way the sun was shining on them it looked like a truckload of rubies. I was on my way out of town, back to San Miguel, so I managed to get across a couple of lanes and follow them. All the while I was getting my camera ready and then I just starting taking photos. I'm sure the driver was wondering what the heck I was doing. This is the only shot that didn't come out blurry. As I passed the truck, the driver was really, really looking at me to see why I had been so close behind him.

Ah, but the luscious berries! They were packed in so delicately and so beautifully. I presume they were either going to a roadside stand with a big sign to say "Fresas con cream" - Strawberries with cream - or to San Miguel to be sold in all the little neighborhood tiendas. Can you imagine how long it took to pick and pack this many berries? NOT as long to eat them, for sure.

Farther on down the road was a brocolli truck and farm workers in the fields picking asparagus. Yum. It's that time of year. I love this drive looking at the fields that feed so much of this part of Mexico. Really, really beautiful.
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Bob Mrotek said...

Every day when I go to work I pass the strawberry fields where people are bent over at the waist picking strawberries and I say two prayers...both of thanksgiving. First I thank God for making strawberries and then I thank Him for not making me a strawberry picker.

Calypso said...

Fresas are 15 pesos a kilo here - what are they there?

That is strawberries cost $1.00 dollar for 2.2 pounds in U.S. terms ;-)

Anonymous said...

$2.99 lb in Houston

Houston, TX

Babs said...

Calypso, I have no idea what the price is locally cause I haven't seen them in the "stores" - will let you know when I see them.
Wow, Charley that is PRICEY~ said...

God bless the strawberry pickers and the beautiful strawberries. One of the things I love about Mexico is seeing the fields where all that I love is grown and the trucks that deliver them. What a moment you had!