Sunday, December 20, 2015

Farm and Food Photos December 21, 2015

Farmer Harvey Maunder and his wife Trish walks their flock of free-range geese that they have reared for the Christmas table, down a lane towards Home Farm in the village of Kingsweston on December 15, 2015 near Somerton, England. The birds, which have been reared as free-range from chicks and have already broken out to eat Mrs Maunder's Christmas sprouts, are due to be dispatched and prepared for the farm shop's customers on Thursday. Although the Somerset poultry farm has been rearing geese for generations, nationally there has been a sharp increase in goose sales for this Christmas which could be due to a recent storyline in the BBC Radio drama 'The Archers'. Traditionally goose was the staple of the Christmas diet but was gradually overtaken by turkey with 10 million consumed last year compared to with around 250,000 geese. However many consumers are now preferring the smaller bird and darker meat to turkey and sales of geese are rising year on year. Photo credit: Matt Cardy / Getty Images.

Vegetable wholesalers handle different kinds of vegetables at the wholesale market in Lyon Corbas, on December 17, 2015. After parsnips, Jerusalem artichokes and other purple carrots, 'new' old tubers come back on plates with poetic names and unexpected tastes. Photo credit: AFP / JEAN-PHILIPPE KSIAZEK / Getty Images.

Limousin cows are pictured in their cowshed on December 17, 2015 in Arras. Limousin cattle are a breed of highly muscled beef cattle originating from the Limousin and Marche regions of France, a breed known as Limousine in France. Photo credit: AFP / DENIS CHARLET / Getty Images.

Indian labourers sort peas after harvesting in a field on the outskirts of Amritsar on December 17, 2015. Labourers earn about 300 Indian Rupees (USD 4.25) per day for eight hours of work. Photo credit: AFP PHOTO / NARINDER NANU / Getty Images.

An Indian woman labourer hangs sheets of rubber to dry at a rubber farm in Thakurkuchi village, some 35 kms from Guwahati, the capital city of the northeastern state of Assam on December 17, 2015. The national Rubber Board is looking to make Assam one of the leading states in rubber production in the country. Tripura tops in rubber cultivation in the region, with 55,415 hectare under rubber plantation and Assam is in the second place with 28,102 hectare under rubber plantation. Photo credit: AFP Photo/ Biju BORO / Getty Images.

A Romanian shepherd stands next to riot police during a protest in front of the Romanian Parliament headquarters in Bucharest December 15, 2015. More than 3,000 shepherds gathered next to the Parliament Palace to protest against a recently approved law that reduces the number of dogs that animal breeders can use to protect groves and prohibits establishing, maintaining or harvesting crops without ensuring the protection of wildlife hunting. Photo credit: AFP / DANIEL MIHAILESCU / Getty Images.

An Afghan vendor throws water over harvested carrots in Jalalabad on December 20, 2015. Photo credit: AFP PHOTO / Noorullah Shirzada / Getty Images.

Indian passersby drinks tea at a tea stall set up to mark 'International Tea Day' in Siliguri on December 15, 2015. Representatives of the North Bengal Tea Producers Welfare Association served more than 1,500 cups of tea to passersby on the day in their effort to promote the local tea industries. India is the second largest producer of tea in the world, behind China. Photo credit: AFP PHOTO / Diptendu DUTTA / Getty Images.


  1. Wow! I had no idea rubber was harvested that way. Now I'll have to look up rubber production online for my own education. Thanks for introducing me to this.

    I enjoyed the other photos too-- herding the geese, for instance. I raised a few turkeys this year for the first time and if I'd worked at it I'm sure they could have gone on walks with me and the dog since they wanted to hang out with me all the time. TROG

    1. Those were my 2 favorite photos, too. Thanks for weighing in.