Vegetable reference books: Where did THAT come from?

How do you grow it? How do you harvest it? How do you prepare it? Here are three references that will help you learn more about veggies like red runner beans, New Zealand spinach (one of our favorites), black radishes, purple potatoes, kohlrabi (another on our “like” list), fennel (the herb and the vegetable), and rainbow-colored carrots.
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2011: The Year of the Good Food Producer

In 2011 we visited more than 40 good food producers and providers in 30 cities across four states and British Columbia. We petted cows and goats in dairy barns, waded ankle deep in shellfish beds and waist deep in grain fields, trotted down rows of vegetables and fruit, and walked numerous orchards, large and small. We had to brush the flour out of our hair each time we left a grain mill. Here are some of the wonderful folks we met along the way.
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Infertility in healthy males linked to junk food diet

Gentlemen, may we have your attention please? There are lots and lots of reasons not to eat a diet heavy in junk food and several medical studies have identified just one more. Scientists from America and Spain have announced that a diet of junk food can lead to infertility in healthy males.
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Carrots for Carrot Cake: Where Do They Come From? (Part 2)

Kim Antieau is on a quest to trace all the ingredients for her homemade carrot cake, from ground to place, and write a book about it. In this excerpt from The Carrot Cake, Kim talks about what she discovered about both organic and conventional carrot farming and processing.
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Carrots for Carrot Cake: Where Do They Come From?

Kim Antieau is on a quest to trace all the ingredients for her homemade carrot cake, from ground to place, and write a book about it. In this excerpt from The Carrot Cake, Kim talks about what she discovered about carrot production.
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Nature vs. Nutritionism’s False Hope

How many times have you heard this question, “With all the scientific information we now know about nutrition, how come Americans are heavier and unhealthier now than ever before?” The answer is the same as it ever was: because we overeat, we eat a ton of crap food, and don’t sufficiently exercise. We know it and we’ve known it for a long time.
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Product of the Week: Fresh Asparagus from Inaba Produce Farms

One of the true signs of spring is fresh LOCAL asparagus! We’ve lost touch with the seasonality of food thanks to our ability to buy vegetables like asparagus year ’round in most supermarkets. While not all of us can run out to the garden and snip off a few asparagus shoots as the water is coming to a boil, buying locally grown is as close as we can get.
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