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Welcome to the LivingOS Farmers’ Market

We all want to be seen, and only then can we embrace who we are.

Charlene Wang
An Idea (by Ingenious Piece)
4 min readApr 15, 2021


This metaphor is inspired by Chris Liu, and this art is designed by Eva Huang.

Modern life is packed with artificial food and flavors. These foods look attractive yet lack nutrition. They fill our stomachs yet empty our souls. Turns out, the farmers’ market is well-positioned to solve this problem.

I still remember the first time I stumbled upon the farmers’ market in downtown Mountain View. I smelled the garlic-flavored breakfast burritos, saw piles of avocados spreading across the stand, and was drawn towards the orange juice stand. How can I resist a freshly squeezed OJ on a sunny Sunday morning?

Foods here did not have the best look, at least not as color-coded as those in Whole Foods. Foods here are pure, organic, and authentic. They have flaws, but they are unabashedly themselves. They are grounded, and they appeal to the softest part of our hearts: We all want to be seen, and only then can we embrace who we are. We are tired of being distracted. We had enough encounters that disappoint. We just want to see the world clearly, for once.

Of course, there’s more to the authenticity. The freshly caught salmon often carries the salty flavor of the sea. The carrots came with soils on their roots…