The West wasn’t won on salad

Tomatoes, strawberries, peppers, onions, blackberries, basil, watermelon, and squash. Not bad for a garden less then three feet wide.

That is from a North Dakota Beef Council advertisement in 1990, but I think it’s an entirely appropriate way to begin a post on the fruit and vegetable garden at CRC World Headquarters. We have significant progress, especially compared to last year when Bad Mommy decided she was too cheap to water and bad veggies rebelled and decided not to produce anything edible.

Tomatoes

So I’m just going to show you around a bit and sprinkle in some vegetable humor along the way.

“Tomatoes and squash never fail to reach maturity. You can spray them with acid, beat them with sticks and burn them; they love it.”  – S.J. Perelman

“It’s difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato. ” – Lewis Grizzard

Squash

“Last night we had three small zucchini for dinner that were grown within fifty feet of our back door. I estimate they cost somewhere in the neighborhood of $371.49 each.” – Andy Rooney

“The trouble is, you cannot grow just one zucchini. Minutes after you plant a single seed, hundreds of zucchini will barge out of the ground and sprawl around the garden, menancing the other vegetables. At night you will be able to hear the ground quake as more and more zucchinis erupt.” – Dave Barry

Blackberries

“It’s a guy thing to plant vegetables in your front flower bed, but then again, it’s also a guy thing to ut them out back in a big rectangle. It’s a little radical to put them in front, a statement that you can do whatever you want in your own damn yard.” – Warren Schultz

“I do not like broccoli. And I haven’t liked it since I was a little kid and my mother made me eat it. And I’m President of the United States and I’m not going to eat any more broccoli.” – President George Bush, 1990

“Most plants taste better when they’ve had to suffer a little.” – Diana Kennedy




About CRC Nashville

Who are we? We are literally two chicks - Catherine Mayhew and Betsy Everett, and a warehouse - the Community Resource Center (CRC). In short, CRC is a non-profit organization that provides household goods, furniture, and appliances to people in desperate need. Think of us as Robin Hoods – without the stealing. Catherine is a former journalist and Betsy is a marketing chick. We are both devoted to acquiring stuff – good stuff, no junk – because that’s what our most fragile citizens deserve. If you have metal desks, televisions that don’t work or underwear you don’t want anymore, don’t give it to us. We’ll sneer at you. If you are companies that have excess primo stuff like furniture in good condition, school supplies, personal hygiene items or pretty much anything else, we’ll be your new best friends. For more information: www.crcnashville.org Fan, Follow, and Friend CRC or Join our Cause CRCNashville - Twitter Community Resource Center - Facebook and Myspace Community Resource Center (CRC) - Facebook Cause

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