National Heirloom Exposition, Day 1

Written by Doug Oster on .


This giant stack of melons, pumpkins and squash is a favorite place for people to take photos. Photo by Doug Oster

The National Heirloom Exposition
in Santa Rosa, California is a celebration of pure food.


One place everyone stops to take a picture is this "Giant Pumpkin Patch."

I watched people for an hour stop and photograph each other in front of the giant stack of melons, pumpkins and squash. Then came Jennifer LaBrie from Castro Valley, Ca.

For the past 10 years she's photographed her feet all over the world "in places that are important to me."

At first she struggled to stand on one foot and hold the other up high enough for a picture. She then called to her mother for help holding up a foot.

But before mom could help out, Jennifer figured it out and just laid down for the shoot.

So why here? What's important to her about this event? "I'm going to be a farmer when I grow up," she said laughing.

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