Weekly Photo Challenge: Containers

Box of watermellons, SC

Waist-high boxes hold thumpin’ good watermelons from fields near Columbia, SC.

Good stuff doesn’t just pour in at South Carolina’s State Farmers Market in Columbia.  It ‘s hauled in — in boxes, crates, cartons, baskets, truck beds, trailers — well, you name it.  Just about anything that can contain ‘maters, melons, and mighty fine pickin’s is pressed into service to get the goods to the customers and show ’em off at the market.  Containers, you see, form the framework for South Carolina’s finest — from field to market to home.

Truckbed of watermelons

Truckbeds form great containers for melons as they provide easy access and open viewing.

Boxes of tomatoes

Stacks and stacks of boxes contain fresh tomatoes at SC Farmers Market.

Traditional carton of okra

Fresh, tender okra in a traditional carton

Red basket of cucumbers

Container for fresh South Carolina cukes– a simple, red basket.

Basket of peaches

Luscious freestone peaches in a traditional woven wood basket

Baby in a peach basket

Peach basket does double duty containing this sweet baby visiting the farmers market for the first time!


For more entries in the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Containers, click here.

For more information:

South Carolina State Farmers Market

3483 Charleston Highway

West Columbia, SC

Website: http://scstatefarmersmarket.com/

It’s been a great summer for us to visit farmers markets.  You may enjoy another post on one of our favorites.  Click here to read People almost trump produce at Farmers Market in Decatur, Alabama.  

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Met at University of Tennessee, been married for 47 years, and still passionate about travel whether we're volunteering with Habitat Global Village, combining work at Discovery with pleasure, or just seeing the world. Hope you'll join us as we try to see it all while we can!
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17 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Containers

  1. Such a nice entry to the challenge! And lovely surprise at the end! 😉

  2. Tina Schell says:

    Beautifully captured – and LOVE the baby !!!!

  3. Lynda says:

    Lovely photos! I wish I was there tasting that amazing looking fruit!

  4. The basket sure carries a cute load 🙂 . The last one is the best.

    • Rusha Sams says:

      I guess I could have just used that one last picture and no others, but we had so much fun looking at all the veggies and boxes and then coming upon that baby. So we just put all the pics in together! Thanks for reading through til the end.

  5. Amy says:

    Oooh, that beautiful baby smile in peach basket! What a great capture. Perfect for the container theme 🙂

  6. LuAnn says:

    We do love the farmers’ markets! 🙂

    • Rusha Sams says:

      We do, too! It’s so great to get fresh produce all summer long in the South, and we try to go as often as possible. I sometimes wish I liked canning and freezing more to prolong the great food all year long. Thanks for reading.

  7. macmsue says:

    Think your photos are great, full of colour and perfect for the theme.

  8. I had to laugh when i got the baby! He must have given you a surprise!

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