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Raw Potatoes to State Policy: Celebrating 15 Years of Farm to School Work

Raw Potatoes to State Policy: Celebrating 15 Years of Farm to School Work

Nathan Bates and Boyne Falls Public School are a shining testament to the impact of northwest lower Michigan’s flourishing farm to school movement. It is a movement that is benefiting schoolchildren both nutritionally and academically and, at the same time, is giving small and mid-size farmers a growing market for their crops and helping them stay on their land.

Cooked’: We all need to get back in the kitchen

Cooked’: We all need to get back in the kitchen

If you read “Cooked,” you’ll salivate. You’ll learn interesting history and science and anthropology and philosophy. Cooked, in many regards, is about getting back to the enjoyment inherent in preparing our own meals, and the sense of self-sufficiency that comes when we know how. It’s about realizing how important cooking has been in our evolution as humans, and what we might lose as a culture if we continue our trend of “outsourcing” our cooking to industrial food companies.

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