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Farm to Plate: St. Patrick’s Day

By Karen Macdonald - Thursday, March 13, 2014

Every March 17 across America, people don their green attire to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Originally a religious observance recognizing the patron saint of Ireland, it has grown into a celebration of all things Irish. From Shamrock, Texas to Limerick, Maine, America’s 34.7 million Irish-American citizens (along with their friends and neighbors) will watch parades, listen to Irish music, maybe drink some green beer, and enjoy traditional Irish food. Read More »


Farm to Plate: Valentine’s Day 2014

By Karen Macdonald - Wednesday, February 12, 2014

It’s Valentine’s Day and more than half of Americans will acknowledge this loving holiday in some fashion – most often with cards, candy and flowers. While the focus of the day is on love, it’s also worthwhile to acknowledge agriculture’s role in Cupid’s holiday: Read More »


Farm to Plate: Kwanzaa

By Karen Macdonald - Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Compared to some other winter celebrations, Kwanzaa is relatively new holiday, established in 1966 to recognize and honor African family, community and culture. It is founded on the centuries-old tradition of harvest celebrations in Africa, from which it takes its name: Kwanzaa, a Swahili word, translates to “first fruits. Read More »


Farm to Plate: The Beauty of Christmas

By Karen Macdonald - Sunday, December 22, 2013

Christmas is a time of joy, peace and good will. For many of us, it’s also a time of family gatherings, brightly wrapped gifts and traditional foods: turkey and ham, roasted potatoes and stuffing, green beans and cranberry sauce, all brought to us through the hard work every day of our country’s farmers and ranchers. Read More »