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Cathy - 17 Years at The Farmer's Market

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 17 January 2010 in Food & Cuisine and Portfolio.

A former lawyer - Cathy traded her briefs for beets and a healthy and happy life. Should you find yourself at her stand, here's a tip - buy the walnuts! Yum.

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Mirko Herzner from Mühlheim am Main, Germany

We can clearly see the freshness of her products for your shot. Georgeous colors and a friendly smile!

17 Jan 2010 7:56am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Nice smile and cold ambience compose a beautiful image. The products install the light and color in this cold morning shot, great!

17 Jan 2010 9:18am

Chris from South Jersey, United States

from lawyer to vegetable stand......sounds like a great career move to me......great shot - again I love the bright colors against that foggy background....

17 Jan 2010 1:14pm

Jeff from Pembroke Dock, Wales., United Kingdom

Man those capsicum look good..."I feel a recipe coming on". ;>)

17 Jan 2010 4:06pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

wow, that's some career change.....more than anything, i admire her courage to give up what she knew and trained for, to try something kinder on her soul.......thanks for sharing her story.....gives me hope!!

17 Jan 2010 4:31pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

A former lawyer? Cool and strange !!! Great shot , lovely smile . She really looks happy !

17 Jan 2010 5:01pm

Marie LC from Voiron, France

un joli sourire accueillant

17 Jan 2010 5:04pm

alex centrella from California, United States

a friend of mine went from laywer to baker,,,,and loves it !

17 Jan 2010 5:46pm

@alex centrella: If we could get about 80% of them to make similar transitions - especially those in politics - we might create a better world (and eat better, too!)

David from Detroit, United States

This version is certainly more of a portrait. I liked the action in yesterday's version, including the moving pedestrians in the background. This one has a much happier mood. Different photos!

17 Jan 2010 10:14pm

@David: I presented Cathy a print of her portrait - which is one reason I posted it. But I agree with you David, the first post is a much stronger composition. Thanks for checking in.

John Maslowski from Dallas, PA, United States

Definitely a fine display for a Farmer's Market, so fresh looking and appealing. Excellent shot Stephen, like the foreground colors and tones.

18 Jan 2010 5:40am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

those veggies look so fresh and delicious! great POV

18 Jan 2010 7:26am

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(old West Wales boy), Germany

What else did you buy,it all looks so fresh... it´s a shame that most peoplehere in Germany think Americans only eat fast food.I´ll have to show this shot to a few people

18 Jan 2010 10:00am

@Anthony Morgan Lambert: Hey there Anthony - thank you for spreading the word. Farmer's Markets are huge in the San Francisco area. Every little community seems to have one at least once a week. The largest one is Saturdays around the Ferry Building in San Francisco - along the bay. It covers an enormous area and is a sight to behold. Many of my friends are like me - never going to any fast food place. Why eat that crap when you can have a tart apple and some good soft cheese for the same price? (and no bag of trash to throw away when you're done)

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Somehow I kind of envy her career choice. Surely she is a much happier person without the headaches and ulcers she might have had behind the bar.

18 Jan 2010 8:50pm

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

I'm surprised she showed you her briefs...or their absence.

19 Jan 2010 2:37am

@Twelvebit: I only read between her briefs - but she let me handle her beets! You are a national treasure John, and we miss you when you disappear. Welcome back.

Cailean from Bielefeld, Germany

Those peppers look good! Nice picture

19 Jan 2010 7:47pm