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Teachers bring agriculture to life

By Julie Tomascik Curious students fill the classroom where intriguing lesson plans await them. And a teacher, passionate and patient, takes them on a journey of agriculture. Field trips. Experiments. Hands-on activities. A new world awaits, opening the door to new concepts and maybe even future careers. But teachers are the key. It’s their willingness [...]

Fiesta Chicken Tostadas

By Kelly Bogard Fiesta! It's time to celebrate. Gather your family and friends for a Tex-Mex feast. From salsa to fajitas, Texans know how to spice up a holiday. This weekend will be full of annual Cinco De Mayo traditions and festivities. And the city of San Antonio is celebrating all month. Their historic city [...]

Fried Green Tomatillos

By Kelly Bogard It's spring planting season! And I don't know about you, but I get pretty excited knowing there are lots of veggies coming my way for summer meals. Tomatoes are great in the summer months. Did you know they have a cousin called a Tomatillo that is just as good in it's own [...]

Is your food safe?

By Julie Tomascik  Clean knife. Clean surface. No cross-contamination. Those are just a few of the food safety rules to follow in your home. Because if you don’t, you could end up sick. And who's fault is it? The farmer, the grocer, the cook? Everyone owns a piece of food safety, and it's up to [...]

Organic v. conventional: What’s the difference?

By Amy Halfmann I love grocery pickup. Order online, someone fights the crowds for you, the babies sleep while another someone loads the groceries. What could be the problem? Accidentally selecting the wrong groceries. Sometimes online shopping can be deceiving. I thought I was buying plain ole yellow squash and zucchini. Except when I got [...]