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You can never know too much about food. Here we cover a variety of awesome, food-related topics that you won’t want to miss!
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Milk - An Essential Part Of The All-American Diet

Around 10 000 BC, the “agricultural revolution” occurred and with it came domesticated animals and the ingenuity for people to use their by-products, such as milk. By the 5th century cows were prized for their milk. It was in the 1600’s that Europeans brought the dairy cow to North America where the goodness of dairy has continued to be enjoyed by every generation. Learn more about this staple of the modern diet.

Get Ready for Easter with Homemade and Natural Egg Dyes!

Dying eggs for Easter and for many other non-Christian religious holidays is a common tradition in many families. But do you know what goes into those artificial food colorings, and what effect it may have on your health? Learn how to color eggs safely using ingredients easily found in your kitchen or from a farmer near you!

What are Food Systems and why should you care about them?

The term "food system" has been mentioned frequently in the traditional and online media lately. But do you know what it means, and why it is important not only for researchers or economists, but for just about anyone who eats? Read on to learn more about food systems and some of the reasons to prefer local food systems over global.

WWOOF - Willing Workers on Organic Farms

Are you looking to travel the world and promote sustainability at the same time? Or are you an organic farmer seeking an extra set of hands? You may want to get involved in WWOOF, the Willing Workers on Organic Farms program.

Healthy and Green Recipes for a Festive St. Patrick’s Day

Saint Patrick's Day is this Friday, March 17! You know you will be wearing green, and maybe drinking some Guinness. But do you know what you are going to eat to celebrate the greenest day of the year?

Pioneer Food – Buckwheat Flour and the Legends of America

Buckwheat was a staple in the early American diet, especially during the pioneer days. Its popularity had diminished somewhat in later years, but it has been going through quite a revival lately. This is thanks to the great nutritional properties of this grain, and also a rise in the number of Americans choosing a gluten-free diet. Read on to learn more about this grain, which is, in fact, not a grain at all!

What are Food Buying Clubs and how can they help eat better?

Food buying clubs capture the essence of sustainability as they are good for the environment, good for farmer's livelihood and good for people. But some people are not familiar with this growing in popularity model of food buying.

National CSA Sign Up Day

Today, February 24th, 2017 is a National CSA Day 2017. Quite a few people don't know what CSA stands for, and why this model is important not just for farmers, but for consumers as well. Learn more, and find a CSA farm near you to celebrate small farmers and support local agriculture.

What to eat to spark the flame for the Valentine’s Day

For centuries, people have sought out aphrodisiac foods to help increase fertility and sexual desire. Aphrodisiacs are named after Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty, and it would appear that a lot of our common aphrodisiacs and associations of love stem from that ancient time.

Grandma's Way - Farm Fresh Eggs vs Store Bought Eggs

Remember when grandma would let you lick the bowl when she baked a cake or a batch of cookies? Oh, the simple pleasures of childhood! Fast forward to today’s moms, they face some concerns over the freshness of eggs, often foregoing the offer of that batter coated bowl. That not only dampens our nostalgic longings, but leads us to ponder; what happened in between our carefree, spoon-licking childhood and modern adulthood? Did eggs somehow change?
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