At dinner the other night, my dad was reminiscing about his childhood memories, and said something really profound. "Your lifestyle before you turn 20 basically determines what you will always wish to go back to, what you will be nostalgic for."
And though I am a few years shy of 20, this sentiment resonates deeply with me, especially as I think of my childhood in San Francisco where we bought all our produce and groceries from farmer's markets or down the street from a locally sourced store. We rarely went to large grocery chains like Safeway or Albertson's, and would maybe occasionally make a trip to Costco for bulk items like paper towels.
My weekend in Philadelphia took me to Reading Terminal Market, a huge indoor market abundant with fresh produce, meat, bakeries, restaurants, and any other foodie thing you can think of. 114 years young and thriving, I gleefully captured the vibrant colors and people present. A rare spotting of me amongst the fruit.