The Great Divide

The Great Divide

Every once in a while I’ll get a question from someone who feels the need to engage me in agricultural discourse in order to spotlight my complete ignorance of farming. And quite honestly, I’m the first to admit that I don’t know everything about farming. That’s why I love this business – there’s something to learn every day. 

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{name} Posted by Tony Ricci on 07/19, 2011 at 11:02 AM

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Fruit Shrub from Tait Farm Foods

Fruit Shrub from Tait Farm Foods

The fruit shrubs from Tait Farm Foods are a popular summertime drink. Tyler Kulp describes their origin and ingredients and offers cocktail suggestions in this video interview.

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{name} Posted by Katherine Taylor Grofic on 07/14, 2011 at 02:54 PM

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NPR: How Industrial Farming “Destroyed” the Tasty Tomato

NPR: How Industrial Farming “Destroyed” the Tasty Tomato

If you bite into a tomato between the months of October and June, chances are that tomato came from Florida. And it tastes dramatically different than the varieties you might grow in your backyard or pick up at your local farmers market during the summer.

Freelance food writer Barry Estabrook looks at the life of today’s mass-produced tomato — and the environmental and human costs of the tomato industry — in his book Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit.

Listen to his interview with Terry Gross for Fresh Air.

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{name} Posted by Emily Wiley on 07/13, 2011 at 11:32 AM

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Unpaid Field Hand: Food Fear Part 1

Unpaid Field Hand: Food Fear Part 1

Big hairy spiders, slithering snakes, white-faced hornets and yellow jackets—these are common fears among many people. They know they have them, and they are typically not shy about sharing them with others. I have recently realized, however, that there is one fear many people have that they do not admit to having. Indeed, they might not even know they have it. 

I’m talking about food fear, specifically the fear of tasting or cooking something new.

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{name} Posted by James Eisenstein on 07/12, 2011 at 10:11 AM

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