Tuesday, January 26, 2010

If Philips Wants To Bring A Tiny Farmer's Market To My Kitchen I'll Let Them. Because I Was Traumatized By Produce.

photo by Veer
This is one of the coolest ideas I've seen in quite some time and since I have been produce traumatized twice in my life I pay attention to the ways we can become less dependent on grocery stores for produce.

Once:  Living in Durango Colorado comes with some really great perks: skiing, mountains, wildlife but it comes with some serious downs as well.  Like being in a grocery store with no PRODUCE in winter.  I'm talking no tomatoes, no lettuce, nada.  Let's just say this didn't go over well for me.  Managers were called, tears were cried amidst the empty tomato bins, and it's blurry but maybe I was asked to leave.  I don't remember that as well......
Seriously..... I look at the produce section EVERY time I'm in a grocery store now to make sure I am still connected to the world. 
Second:  There comes a time in winter in Madison where you might not be able to find certain produce.  Like Basil, Avocados, and Good Lettuce.  You can drive around all you want but you're not going to find them.  Because the produce fairies apparently can't get here in winter.  Or Copp's is messing with us.  Either way, I can be found loudly proclaiming my distaste for 'tundra grocery stores' for most of January. 
Enter the Philip's Kitchen Skyscaper.  It's a unit similar to those little biospheres you can buy for herbs but it's bigger and better.  Also, it's designed really well isn't it?


Blogger Royce said...

I think we're going to need to back up and go over the incident with the tears and the lack of produce one more time...

It's okay C-Mac, you're among friends. You can talk about it.

January 26, 2010 at 9:19 AM  
Blogger Caitlin said...

Royce - haha, well I've only had a few actual meltdowns in my life and one of them was most certainly about produce.
The store explained to me that the trucks couldn't get in when there was so much snow....
Really? REALLY? We can send people to the moon and pages over the internet but I can't have a tomato?
It went down sort of like that.

January 26, 2010 at 9:28 AM  
Blogger Timothy Wihera said...

Definitely my favorite headline in recent memory.

January 26, 2010 at 10:09 AM  
Blogger Royce said...

I couldn't be more excited about this revelation about your produce meltdown. I plan to mess with you in exciting ways like "making your lettuce disappear from your fridge" and "pretending to give you an avocado but then pulling it back at the last second" just to see your reactions.

By the way - massive redesign underway eh? I want to know more "ABOUT KIRA" like it says at the top right now hahaha

January 26, 2010 at 11:08 AM  

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