Farming

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Learning About Heirloom Tomatoes

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Food Matters on Earth Day

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Insulation Made Out of ... Mushrooms?

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The Plate as Palette

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Remote-Controlled Cattle

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Spring Flavors: Ramps, Morels and Fiddleheads

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Hot Off the Presses: What's So Hot About Chili Peppers?

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A Brief History of the Potato

A Week Without Groceries

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Where Our Food Comes From

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Cooking the Tree of Life

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What to Eat when Chewing is a Pain

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Swiftlet Nest Farming Proves Good for Business... Maybe Too Good

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Food Stuck in Teeth for 8,000 Years Alters View of Early Farming

Where did you think tomato paste came from? A harvester in California’s Sacramento Valley gathers tons of Roma-type tomatoes for Morning Star, the world’s largest tomato-processing company.

A Passion for Tomatoes

Whatever the variety—commercial hybrid or precious heirloom—the plump juicy "vegetable" has a place in our hearts

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Hill of Beans

For author Julia Alvarez and her husband, starting an organic coffee plantation was a wake-up call

Swartz (holding some of his experimental hybrid moschata strawberries) says his "holy grail" is a hybrid with the breed's exotic musky flavor and aroma that is also hardy enough for U.S. markets. He predicts it's no more than a few years away.

Berried Treasure

Why is horticulturalist Harry Jan Swartz so determined to grow an exotic strawberry beloved by Jane Austen?

The family of Cesar Chavez donated this jacket to the National Museum of American History shortly after the labor leader's death.

When Union Leader Cesar Chavez Organized the Nation's Farmworkers, He Changed History

Cesar Chavez' black nylon satin jacket with the eagle emblem of the United Farm Workers is held in the Smithsonian collections

Polyface Farm

Down on This Farm the Times They Are A-changin'

A farmers' market in Lansing, Michigan

Farmers' Markets

Americans love them, and that means big business for small farmers—and a mouth-watering harvest for customers

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