Friday, July 17, 2009

Lucky horseshoe with every bunch

All during the local season, our asparagus came from the South Austin Farmers' Market. Now, we're finding it at H-E-B. I've always collected commercial ephemera, from nineteenth-century trade cards, to promotional post cards from all eras, to little tags and labels that catch my eye. This Mr. Lucky label took me to a Web site in Mexico. It appears that the asparagus grew or was packed for distribution in Colonia Fortaleza, Cortazar, in the state of Guanajuato, Mexico. The Web site doesn't mention asparagus, but does list broccoli, garlic, celery, and the generic "verduras" (vegetables). According to the label, one serving of asparagus is five spears. Not in this household.


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