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by Eli Penberthy
In this month of Thanksgiving, we want to thank the many farmers and other producers whose products you so enjoy. Our relationships with them often have been cultivated over many years, and go deep.
by Chuck Benbrook, Ph.D.
Considerably less than 10 percent of Washington-grown apples, pears and cherries were grown organically in 2012. Is the leap to 90 percent organic in 25 years unrealistic?
by Nick Rose, PCC Nutrition Educator
During the cold, dark winter months, we get less sunlight, less exercise, and many people experience Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), a mild form of depression.
Organic food sales · Ag money in politics · Long-term GMO risks · Food wasted · Zombie bees · Weight gain from GE food? · Shoppers want antibiotic-free meat · Human infections from chicken antibiotics · Washington crop circles · Misconception about fiber · Organic seed website · Chocolate reduces blood pressure?
With a sweet-tangy flavor and sometimes salty, grassy undertones, goat and sheep's milk cheeses have been loved around the world throughout history.
Goat and sheep's milk cheeses are vital to rounding out a well-chosen cheese plate for holiday parties and meals. But they're also an essential ingredient lending tangy flavor and creaminess to a wide range of recipes, from salads to gratins — and even, unexpectedly, chocolate truffles!
Organic Jazz, Pink Lady and Pacific Rose apples, Comice pears, and navel, Cara Cara and Satsuma Mandarin oranges. Plus: gluten-free baking flour, organic stock, and Finnriver Forest fir hard cider, perfect for holiday feasts!
Learn how much the apple industry powers Washington’s economy, what happens to the state’s mint crop, why cherry farmers weren’t happy this year and more.