And Yet I Know Nothing About Apple Farming. Hmm.

by Matt on December 30, 2007


File this under "Why I Love California #928" or "Farmers Rule", thankyouverymuch.

A few weeks ago I paid my regular visit to my local Farmers’ Market to get my produce for the week. I had my camera with me in an attempt to use up some old remaining film.

After stocking up on my weekly ration of Fuji apples, I asked if I could take a picture of the grower.

"Sure!" he happily exclaimed.

As I put the large boxy camera to my face and peered through the viewfinder, the farmer turned the tables and asked me a question.

"Hey, is that film or digital?" he asked.

"Oh, this is a film camera, medium format, 120 film, etc." I responded.

"Ah, excellent. You know they make some amazing digital backs for that Mamiya camera, great medium format digital stuff!"  he informed me.

And that, ladies and gentleman, is why I love living in 2008 (almost) almost as much as I love my growers and farmers.

Happy New Year to all!

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

BOTDA December 30, 2007 at 11:14 am
Kevin December 30, 2007 at 6:01 pm

I love when things like that happen.

Michelle December 30, 2007 at 7:02 pm

You must be an extremely patient guy Matt. Don’t know how you still take pics with film. I’m so impressed!

Cynthia December 31, 2007 at 5:04 pm

Happy new year to your and your loved ones, Matt.

Christine (myplateoryours) January 2, 2008 at 4:19 am

Beautiful new look to the blog, Matt. And I’m with you — salty all the way. Have a great 2008!

(Nice placement of the WW ad. Can’t miss it!)

Steve January 2, 2008 at 2:52 pm

Wonderful story and so true.
California is full of some of the most interesting people ever.

Miss Shoo January 5, 2008 at 2:25 pm

Lovely story!

Happy New Year Matt!

elarael January 6, 2008 at 1:04 pm

Happy new year!

God that apple guy is cute! He looks so wholesome, like an apple spirit, haha!

sweetpaul January 6, 2008 at 6:47 pm

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sam January 6, 2008 at 6:59 pm

great story and a picture to match.

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