My cousin shared a neat find on the (a)Musing Foodie Facebook Page the other day. A fellow blogger stumbled upon Uli Westphal, an artist who has taken the time to showcase non-standardized fruits and vegetables in what he’s calling the “Mutato-Project.”
What does that mean, exactly?
The non-standardized produce looks a little weird. Okay, a lot weird.
But Westphal explains, “Produce has become a highly designed, monotonous product. We have forgotten, and in many cases never experienced, the way fruits, roots, and vegetables can actually look (and taste). The Mutato-Project serves to document, preserve and promote these last remainders of agricultural diversity.”
But why should that matter? Typically, unmodified produce tastes SO much better than the grocery store status quo, which (quite frankly) makes me think of The Wall.
And I kinda like the quirky attitude of the fruits and veggies.
Looking to grow your own quirky produce? Check out these links for some inspiration, and consider buying heirloom seeds from my parents’ Etsy shop!