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carrot haul

Fresh Carrots and Easy Coconut Carrot Soup

Have you ever picked carrots? If you’re lucky enough to have a garden or a farm nearby where you can take the kids to pick carrots, it’s one of the most fun vegetables to harvest. Part of it is the mystery of what you’re going to pull up… Underneath the leafy green stalks, what kind […]

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spinach crop

Real Food: Winter Salad Bowl

Where do the country’s families, grocery stores, restaurants, and food services get their leafy greens in the dead of winter? And where do those warm and dry regions get their water to be able to grow those crops? We got the answers to those questions and more last week while on a farm tour last […]

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Pizza Straight From The Farm

Most kids eat a lot of pizza. But do they ever stop to think about what really goes into making one? Recently we dedicated an entire day to a start-to-finish pizza-making adventure, which began at a farm and ended at a wood-burning oven. Yes, it was an all-day affair. Yes, we probably could have made […]

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A Day on A California Strawberry Farm

Standing in a field surrounded by sweet, juicy, fresh-picked strawberries…Is there any better way to spend a day? Recently we had a chance to learn a little more about strawberries by touring a strawberry farm with the California Strawberry Commission, the sponsors of this post. Strawberries are a great way for you and your family […]

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The just-picked olives roll down this conveyor belt

Real Food: Olive Oil

Update, 7/21: And the olive oil winner is… Lucky comment #13, Sarah P. Congrats, Sarah, and thanks to everyone for your comments! We are olive oil addicts in the Jolly Tomato household. Our olive oil consumption begins in the morning, when we drizzle some in the omelet pan before cooking eggs. Then it’s added to […]

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Real Food: Bellanave Dairy

“How do you get milk from a cow?” goes one of the running jokes in our house. “You just right-click on it.” Of course our kids don’t really think this, but they might as well, considering how close they get to anything farm-like during the day. As far as they’re concerned, milk comes in gallon […]

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