Food III

"In camp we had enough fruits and vegetables that were made by the Japanese farmers. They were so good they made enough to feed all the people in camp plus I remember shipping some out of the camps. They had a canal running alongside the camp and they had a lot of alfalfa out that way. These Japanese American farmers you know, they could practically do anything. They said just give us water and so they did and boy, they grew all kinds of melons and greens and stuff like that. Later on, they got cattle and chickens and even got some pigs. The farmers knew how to handle all of this. But the city folk like us didn’t." (Hitoshi S.)

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