Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Leafy droplets from Sobeys


The Sobeys grocery in the northern part of town is a great 24-hour store that sets itself apart by being family-owned. As a result, it offers the kind of personal experience that you don't seem to get in stores of this size.

It isn't always the least expensive place around, but as many of you have kindly commented under my recent supermarket rant entry, absolute dollar savings mean little when the experience is hellish.

One nice byproduct of this particular store's focus on quality is its produce section. The stuff is usually really fresh, brilliantly displayed - and lit - and regularly sprayed by a fine mist.

The results, as the leafy image above can attest, are pretty darn delish.

(Click the image for the really big picture.)

11 comments:

birdychirp said...

how lovely - I much prefer that sort of shopping experience - better for all of us!

Christine said...

I just love your pictures, Carmi! This one is beautiful!

Plain Jane said...

The hue is lovely, as well as the captured droplets.

*sigh*

I love a good photo.

emiel emanuel said...

i love good photos as well. but i can't help but feel dissapointed upon the realization that those raindrops were spray drops...

machines that order, align and display an overabundance of food in one store. here in mexico we have WalMart. and its impossible to appreciate their produce section while spending all day around really poor people.

what happened to appreciating, not just nature (in nature) but the process by which humans work to make things look leafy, droplety and beautiful?

your photos are good indeed. but i can't get over that they came from a machine. i know, i'm a pessimist.

Stationery Queen said...

Family-owned? I didn't think they existed anymore. I'd gleefully pay more per item to have real service and friendly faces and items that are all huge vats and enough to feed 20 at a time.

:-)

Stationery Queen said...

that's AREN'T huge vats and enough to feed 20....

kenju said...

I saw an image very similar to this on my deck this morning, Carmi. The dew had fallen in a mist and was coating the leaves of my poinsettia plants with tiny droplets of water. It looked like the leaves were covered with talcum powder, hntil I looked close enough to see that it was mist.

Terry said...

Why is it that every grocery store displays their prices as $/lb but when you get to the register its rung through as $/Kg? I miss Sobeys, had it on the east coast, not so much on the west. Hi Carmi!

MissMeliss said...

That just looks so crisp and cool.

Sissy Willis said...

The light fantastic

dena said...

We have a similar place in our area called "The Fresh Market." It's the produce, seafood, butcher and bakery that set it apart from other chain grocers. The lights are lower, the celings dropped, and the music nice and relaxing. Oh, and the sell the best coffee beans.

visting from michele's today