Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving or Happy Thursday



Happy Thanksgiving to everyone celebrating this U.S. holiday otherwise it's Happy Thursday to all my non-U.S. blog friends. I thought this photo was somewhat appropriate as it was the Pilgrims who learned how to cultivate corn from the Native Americans and thus bringing about Thanksgiving to celebrate their bountiful harvest.

I have always been intrigued by The Corn Palace. Here is this 20-acre farm in the middle of the Silicon Valley. Homes and high-tech companies surround the area, but as you look at this fruit & vegetable stand, it brings you back to the 1920's when the Francia family first bought it for $11,000 US.

Although farming is a dying art, the Francia's still own it and they still sell fruits and vegetables grown on the land behind this structure as well as from other farms they own in the area. I should drop by one of these days and have a closer look.

- AV

14 comments:

Andrea said...

Happy Thursday today while I celebrate my Thanksgiving Day. Interesting post.

dot said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you!
It's nice that the same family continues to run the business plus provide the vegetables. You should check it out!

Fénix (Bostonscapes DP) said...

Oh, yes, please do. It'd be nice to see more of this place.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

Oswegan said...

I like the corn palace. Pretty cool.

~Oswegan

AVCR8TEUR said...

Thanks Andrea for dropping by on this holiday.

AVCR8TEUR said...

Dot, I'll drop by the farm and will definitely report back. I'm sure their prices are better than what I see at Safeway.

AVCR8TEUR said...

Fenix, I'll let you know what I discover. It's especially interesting when their whole 20 acres are full of corn plants.

AVCR8TEUR said...

Oswegan, it's so rare to find places like this anymore.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Happy Thursday to you as well or Happy Thanksgiving .
I like it as well.

Mike said...

It's nice to see some things live on.

K M F said...

cool

AVCR8TEUR said...

Mike/KMF, it's still all in the family. I don't know how long this will last as only 1 of the 2 brothers who own the farms is still alive.

Web-OJ said...

I'd have loved to visit the place and buy a few fresh things. Sigh!

AVCR8TEUR said...

Web-oj, Lot's of fresh fruits there for sale, but they seem to open at random times and days.