Cukes, Zukes and Smiles
--by Metta, posted Apr 11, 2010
My parents live in a semi-rural area, and are fortunate to have some land to plant a garden. This year, they planted some cucumbers and zucchinis. They grew extremely well so they had an abundance of 'cukes' and 'zukes'. They decided to give the extra produce away.
I thought maybe my family could sell the extra food (they certainly could use some extra income themselves), but they wouldn't think of it - sharing the produce is something they've done their whole life. For my parents, giving the food away is part of the fun of growing a garden.
My parents took some of the cukes and zukes to some elderly friends they knew in the town, and to a building complex in a really poor part of town, where people rarely can afford to get fresh veggies.
Hopefully they made those people's days a little brighter ;)