Fresh Veggie Family

Salad Dressing

Fresh Veggie Family Stories, Grade 3 Level, Story Battle Stories, Summer Stories, Summer Story Challenge 2017

The Fresh Veggie FamilyFresh Veggie FamilyFarmer Fred owns a 100 acre farm in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He decided that instead of raising cattle he was going to grow his own vegetables instead. He was looking forward watching his fresh veggies grow. One night Farmer Fred went to bed early and it poured rain. The next morning all his vegetables had arms, legs and were able to talk. The Fresh Veggie Family consists of Christopher Corn, Olive and Oliver Onion, Mrs. Tomato, Calvin Carrot and Cameron Cauliflower. were enjoying a rather cool summer day. They were all dressed in jeans and sweatshirts.

“The weather today is very enjoyable,” said Mrs. TomatoMrs. TomatoMrs. Tomato is part of the Fresh Veggie family. She believes she was married in a previous life. She is very tender. She is afraid to say no. She plays the harp and tambourine and she also does some singing..

“Yes,” said Farmer Fred. “It certainly is. This has been an unusually hot summer. It is nice to be able to sit without sticking to the chair because of sweat.”

“It is a good day for a longer than usual practise session,” said Christopher CornChristopher CornChristopher Corn is part of the Fresh Veggie family. I created him in honour of Chris Cornell. Christopher Corn has a very calm attitude. He can walk into a heated argument and the sound of his voice is calming. He experiments with different instruments and is the lead singer of the new rock band, "Loud Garden". Christopher's favourite instrument is the guitar.. “We have a lot of work ahead of us for our huge Labour Day concert. We have had to cut some of our sessions short because of the extreme heat. Today it would be a perfect day to do some catching up.”

“You guys go ahead and practice,” said Farmer Fred. “I have to run into town. I ran out of salad dressing.”

Farmer Fred left and the Fresh Veggie Family were gathering on stage for their practise session.

“Okay,” said Christopher, seeing everyone in their places on stage. “Let’s get started.”

The Fresh Veggie family were in the middle of singing when Christopher stopped them.

“Why are we stopping? “asked Calvin CarrotCalvin CarrotCalvin Carrot is part of the Fresh Veggie family. He has a carefree attitude and he likes to give people advice. He doesn't care what others think of him. He likes to play the drums.. “Did we do something wrong?”

“Is our singing off key?” asked Olive OnionOlive OnionOlive Onion is part of the Fresh Veggie family. She is married to Oliver Onion. She is open and honest. She likes to sing..

“Absolutely not,” said Christopher.” Listen, I just thought of something Farmer Fred said before he left. He said he had to get some salad dressing.”

“Yes,” said Cameron CauliflowerCameron CauliflowerCameron Cauliflower is part of the Fresh Veggie family. He is very caring. If someone needs a shoulder to cry on he is there. Cameron loves to dance.. “He did say that.”

“Well,” said Christopher. “Don’t you think that we should dress nicely?”

“You know,” said Mrs. Tomato, thinking about what Christopher just said. “Christopher is right. Look at the way we are dressed. We look like slobs.”

“Let’s all take a break right now,” said Christopher. “Let’s all get dressed up in our Sunday best clothing so we look well-dressed when he comes back.”

Everyone agreed and they all changed into their Sunday best.

About an hour later, Farmer Fred returned with a bag of groceries.

“Look at all of you,” said Farmer Fred. “You look fantastic. You are my best salad dressing.”

Farmer Fred took out his two bottles of salad dressing that were in the grocery bag.

“What is that?” asked Christopher.

“It is salad dressing,” said Farmer Fred.

“Oh,” laughed Christopher.. “I thought you meant that you wanted us to dress up in our Sunday best.”

“No!” laughed Farmer Fred. “Salad dressing is a creamy liquid that is poured on salads.”

The whole Fresh Veggie family started to laugh.

“Salad dressing,” laughed Christopher, untying his neck tie. “I can’t wait to see how salads look all dressed up.”


Moral of this Story:

  • It is best to think of the context of some words.
  • Example: Christopher Corn thought Farmer Fred meant that he wanted the Fresh Veggie Family to be dressed up but he just wanted to get some salad dressing.
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