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Farm to Plate: Rosh Hashanah

By Karen Macdonald - Thursday, September 5, 2013

Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year, a holiday that recognizes the anniversary of the creation of Adam and Eve. The two-day observation is a time of introspection, reviewing the past year and planning for the year to come. It is also a time to enjoy traditional foods, which are primarily sweet to symbolize the desire for a “sweet year.” Some of these foods include: Read More »

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Farm to Plate: Labor Day

By Karen Macdonald - Sunday, September 1, 2013

Labor Day was established to recognize the efforts of American workers and their contributions to the country. As far back as 1882, the importance of these achievements was recognized and while the initial holiday was focused on laborers whose efforts had fueled the Industrial Revolution, today few people work harder or longer than America’s farmers and ranchers. Read More »

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Farm to Plate: Lunchbox Edition

By Karen Macdonald - Tuesday, August 27, 2013

With 79 million students returning to the classroom this year, one big question they'll be asking every day is what's for lunch? Read More »

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Farm to Plate: Independence Day

By Olga Zvinyatskovskaya - Wednesday, July 3, 2013

When the United States of America was established 237 years ago, 13 colonies held 2.5 million people, primarily of European descent. In this mostly agrarian society, the majority of these citizens were farmers, raising livestock from imported stock, or crops introduced by the Native Americans – things like maize, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, pumpkins, gourds, squash, watermelons, beans, grapes, berries, pecans, black walnuts, peanuts and maple sugar. Read More »

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