Local Food Abroad

Here are some food and farm related photos from Eden and Dylan’s trip around the world.

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St. Petersburg, Russia: The milk for our coffee came from this little truck down the street.
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Most of the food in St. Petersburg (including these delicious pickled items) is still grown in former Soviet Republics such as Georgia and Azerbaijan.
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Sturgeon Caviar is a delicacy. We decided to try some, but put it back when we were told the price: $100/oz. The Black Sea holds one of the only remaining fisheries for these prized eggs.
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Street market in Hanoi, Vietnam.
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Bananas are being cultivated underneath this main bridge in smoggy, Downtown Hanoi.
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This is Hang. She runs an organic tropical fruit farm and education center called Tropical Aroma in the rural Dong Nai provence in Vietnam. She is one of the few organic growers in the region and strives to teach new skills/provide work to youngsters in her village. Here she is drying bananas for market in Ho Chi Min City. She is always in need of volunteers, so if you’re heading to Vietnam, be sure to stop by.
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Cow in Vietnamese jungle. Nice horns, man.
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Weeding in the Vietnamese jungle
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This propriety composting system in Auto City near Penang, Malaysia breaks down food waste from local restaurants in six days. The secret’s in the sauce: a microbial blend that dramatically speeds up decomposition. 
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The compost is then used by this crew to tend a small farm plot.
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New Zealand Forgotten World Highway. A lot of the sheep in NZ have been replaced by dairy cows.
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Kiwi ingenuity: a homemade macadamia nut cracker cobbled together using bike chains and gears. Been working like a charm since the 70’s.
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Grumpy German teenagers sorting macadamia nuts. Because of a shortage of farm labor in NZ, a lot of farms rely on Volunteer/WWOOF labor.
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Puppies!
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Small farms are often associated with low-technology–this farm in the Canterbury region of NZ proved different. They maintained a herd of top-quality Dorper sheep (white specks in background) and harvested the sheep embryos to ship around the world. Latest batch went to Costa Rica. Bahhhhhhh.
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Again, getting milk for our coffee. This time from a roadside raw milk vending machine in Golden Bay, NZ.

 

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Back home now in Monmouth, Oregon rasseling wid dem hawgs. Stay tunes for more posts.
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