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Simple Tips for the Best Thanksgiving

“What if, today, we were grateful for everything?” asks Charlie Brown. You don’t need to be a beloved cartoon character to understand the meaning of Thanksgiving. Giving thanks seems like …

A Salute to Farmers Markets

It is summer and the farmers markets are in full swing around the United States. Crispy carrots, beets in jewel tones and multicolored radishes are just some of the local …

Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is a popular annual celebration of Mexican-American culture. It’s a day that honors a victorious battle fought during the French-Mexican War. But many people think of it …

A Chat with Laura Schenone

As a lover of food, history and cultural traditions, I was excited when my friend LaManda Joy of the Peterson Garden Project recently recommended the book: A Thousand Years Over …

Food and Ag News You May Have Missed

Pour yourself a cup of something warm. Settle into a comfortable chair, and enjoy some of these recent food and farming stories you may have missed: A Salute to Irish …

A Salute to Irish Food and Agriculture

Recently I’ve focused on learning more about Ireland’s food system and agricultural sector, in preparation for a trip there this summer. St. Patrick’s Day seems a fitting time to share some …

National Nutrition Month Encourages Better Health

It starts with a single step. Eating healthier is often best achieved by starting small – not trying to change everything overnight. That’s the message of National Nutrition Month® 2017 …