It is no secret that my parents raise turkeys for Butterball LLC. Last year I even shared a behind-the-scenes look at turkey farms in this very magazine. As an insider, my friends that don’t have access to the farming lifestyle ask me tons of questions. I am happy to share a little bit about our family farm and what I’ve learned about agriculture. I thought this year, in honor of Thanksgiving, I should share five misconceptions that I am asked about on a regular basis.
Rediscover the Colorful Possibilities of Carrots By Rebecca Catlett, Produce Chain Manager for the Americas, Nunhems Roses are red. Violets are blue. And carrots are orange. Right? Not exactly. It turns out the sweet, flavorful carrots we’ve nearly always known as orange come in a variety of brilliant (and equally delicious) colors, including purple, red, […]
Millet, a small-kernel, golden cereal grain widely consumed in Africa and Asia, is growing in popularity among Americans. A growing number of farmers, especially those in Western states, are planting the quick-to-mature, drought-resistant crop, which is grown and harvested much like rice. Millet, currently eaten by one-third of the world’s population, is said to be […]
Heart-Healthy Pistachios Thrill Foodies, Chefs, and Consumers Pistachios are a naturally heart-healthy super snack that chefs and consumers are going nuts over. Traditionally used in rice dishes, stuffing, ice cream and pastries, the current trend points to pistachios as a key ingredient in salads and main dishes. The most recent nationally published study conducted by […]
Healthier Food Options Abound as School Cafeterias Welcome Students Tight budgets coupled with new nutrition mandates are expected to force meal planners to find creative ways to finance the food choices that land on students’ lunch trays during the 2011-2012 school year. Despite this challenge, according to a new national survey of school food service […]