Josiah Leet

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September 23, 2008 @ Whole Story
Have you ever wondered how we determine the sweetness of a fruit is or if it's ripe enough for shipping? refractometer1_0.jpg
June 24, 2008 @ Whole Story
I just visited Ron Cottle, one of the better conventional and "emerging organic" growers (and long-time vendor/partner with Whole Foods Market) in Eastern North Carolina and took a bunch of pictures to share. He is just about wrapped-up with organic and conventional blueberries and is just now starting his blackberry harvest (they're awesome!), and in about 8 to 10 days will be full-speed ahead with his organic grape tomatoes.

Josiah Leet started with Whole Foods Market in 1993 and has been a Quality Assurance Field Inspector since 2001. “Stationed” on the Eastern seaboard for the winter off-shore-vessel season, every May he begins his “road season.” He covers various commodities grown and packed in South Texas, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia, New York State, Delaware, Maryland and New Jersey. Raised on the family farm in Pennsylvania where he first learned to drive on a tractor (a 1949 Ford 8N), Josiah has spent time on both coasts and is an avid (though admittedly amateur) surfer and a fairly decent fisherman. He also enjoys “the grilling arts” and a long weekend on the Harley. “Good food is best when served to good friends” is his motto.