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A sea of cranberries at the cranberry harvest

The Cranberry Harvest

The amazing, all-American cranberry is bursting with both nutrition and flavor, and it’s a favorite component of many fall dishes. And if you’ve ever seen a cranberry harvest, you know that there are few fruits that put on such a spectacular and colorful show while being picked. The cranberry harvest generally takes place in September […]

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Celebrating the Idaho Potato Harvest (Part 1)

Consider the potato: Grown underground, covered with dirt, and not much to look at. But don’t let its humble exterior fool you — this mighty tuber’s power and potential can’t be overstated. Potatoes are nutritional powerhouses, appeal to a wide range of diets and palates, and are extremely versatile in just about every dish from […]

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Easy & Kid-Friendly Fresh Raspberry Ice Cream Recipe

Summer isn’t truly summer in our family until we’ve had a chance to go raspberry picking. Each year we head up to Seattle to visit family members, and make our annual visit to one of several raspberry farms in the area. This year we headed to Remlinger Farms in Carnation, WA, where the pickings were […]

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Macadamia Nut Farm

There’s probably no other food on the mainland that says “Hawaii” more than the macadamia nut… and there’s probably no other nut that’s more kid-friendly and versatile. We recently had a chance to visit a macadamia nut farm in Hawaii, and now our kids are “nuts” for these buttery, slightly-sweet, bite-sized treats. On the way […]

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Cherry Picking for Kids

Of all of the many, many fruits that we love in the summertime, it’s hard to find one that’s universally more satisfying that a cherry. It’s a one-bite wonder: self-contained, juicy, sweet, easy to pack, and a treat to eat. That’s probably the reason why the California Cherry Board calls May 20 through June 30 […]

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Real Food: Citrus, Dates, and Peppers

If your city is covered in snow and ice, where are you going to get your fresh fruits and vegetables? In many cases, they’ll be grown in the low desert of California’s Imperial and Coachella Valleys. On the first leg of our farm tour with the California Farm Water Coalition we learned about growing spinach […]

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