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Three new USDA directories help connect consumers and farmers through local food opportunities.
We all get tired of the same salad dressings and sauces
Make your own herb-flavored vinegar to spice things up in the kitchen. Lisa Treiber is a food safety extension educator at Michigan State University. She recommends three-to-four fresh or dried...
From classic dill pickles to the unique flavor of pickled radishes, these recipes are great for snacking and layering on sandwiches.
Do you have gluten-free friends or family members coming over for a cookout, and are wondering what they can eat? Here is some information and tips to create a simple spread that your gluten-free...
Plan on grilling-out with friends and family for the Fourth of July? Here are some tips, tools and recipes to help you grill the best burgers for the occasion!
School kids are fed from a unique greenhouse
Many greenhouses sit idle in the winter months. But in Fairfield, Iowa, a special greenhouse is growing food year-round to feed the local school kids. Jan Swinton manages the greenhouse. She got a...
Take the family out on a mouth-watering berry-picking adventure
Wild berries grow all over the United States, ranging from raspberries and blueberries, to gooseberries and currants. Toss them into your mouth seconds after picking or bring them home to make jams,...
Mary Blackmon can tell you where to find fun and fresh food on the farm
Mary Blackmon has lived most of her adult life in cities. A number of years ago she inherited a farm on the border of Arkansas and Louisiana, and was given the choice to keep it or sell it. She...
Brightly colored fruits and vegetables are the stars of these 10 recipes that are stunning to look at and satisfying to eat!
Butter your biscuits the old fashioned way
Years ago I volunteered at a local living history museum, on an 1850’s farm. One of my jobs was to make butter with the wooden churn. I got pretty good at it and the taste was incredible....