Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Tomatoes and Kiwi

One morning while shopping in the open-air market I counted nineteen varieties of tomatoes!

Did you know that kiwis are grown in Italy? The farming of kiwis started in Italy in the 1980’s. Today, Italy is the world's largest producer and exporter of this fruit. The average Italian supply figures are around 380,000-390,000 tons per year, followed by New Zealand (280,000-290,000) and Chile (150,000). Source: The Italian Institute for Foreign Trade

1 comment:

Willym said...

And the produce is fresh and tends to be seasonal - isn't it wonderful? Don't know about you Larry but I hadn't tasted peaches like the ones here in August and September since I was a kid in South Western Ontario.