During the holiday season, the tendency is to gravitate towards rich, filling foods: meats, cheeses, gravies, mashed potatoes, pies, and more. As a self-proclaimed foodie, I'm not exactly complaining.
Do you know where your food comes from? How did the food on your plate find its way from the farmer's field to your dinner table? We have a strong and vibrant local food system here in the Rogue Valley thanks to our local farmers and the efforts of several local groups and organizations.
The Thanksgiving holiday is an annual reminder for all of us to embrace and express gratitude. But what exactly does that mean? Gratitude is thankfulness or gratefulness, showing appreciation, counting blessings, and returning kindness. Gratitude means embracing the good that we have a tendency to take for granted.
With numerous shared holiday meals on the horizon, it seems like an appropriate time to go over the basics of food allergies and intolerances. From peanuts and tree nuts to dairy and eggs – one person's favorite food can be seriously life threatening to another.
Located in Sonora, California, the Diestel Family Turkey Ranch was officially founded in 1949 by Jack Diestel. But even before 1949, the family was there in the Sierra Nevada foothills raising turkeys. Four generations later, they are one of the last small family-owned turkey producers.