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  • The Origins of the Carrot

    April 6, 2020 - Category: Foods of the Week

    The carrot has been native to Europe since ancient times, and was introduced to the United States during the period of early colonization. Carrots soon became a staple garden crop. Today, they are one of the major truck and garden vegetables. Depending on the variety, carrots grow to maturity and are ready for market within…The Origins of the Carrot

  • The origins of Asparagus

    March 30, 2020 - Category: Foods of the Week

    The ancient Phoenicians brought asparagus to the Greeks and Romans. It was described in the sixteenth century by the English writer Evelyn as “sperage,” and he said that it was "delicious eaten raw with oil and vinegar". When selecting asparagus, choose spears that are fresh, firm, and tender (not woody or pithy), with tips that…The origins of Asparagus

  • The origins of the Artichoke

    March 16, 2020 - Category: Foods of the Week

    The artichoke is believed to be native to the area around the western and central Mediterranean. The Romans were growing artichokes over 2000 years ago, and used it as a green and a salad plant. Artichokes were brought to England in 1548, and French settlers planted them in Louisiana in the mid-nineteenth century. California is…The origins of the Artichoke

  • The origin of Mushrooms

    February 24, 2020 - Category: Foods of the Week

    The Pharaohs of Egypt monopolized mushrooms for their own use. They thought they were too delicate to be eaten by common people. The Egyptian potentates did not understand the sudden, overnight appearance of mushrooms, and consequently believed they grew magically. By the first century B.C., the mushroom had gained such a fine reputation among epicures…The origin of Mushrooms

  • The origins of the Pear

    December 23, 2019 - Category: Foods of the Week

    Pears were used as food long before agriculture was developed as an industry. They are native to the region from the Caspian Sea westward into Europe. Nearly 1000 Years before the Christian Era, Homer referred to pears as growing in the garden of Alcinous. A number of varieties were known prior to the Christian Era.…The origins of the Pear

  • The origins of Endive and Escarole

    December 9, 2019 - Category: Foods of the Week

    Native to the East Indies, endive and escarole were introduced into Egypt and Greece at a very early period and references to them appear in history. The plants were brought to America by colonists. Endive is closely related botanically to chicory and the two names are sometimes incorrectly used as synonyms. Escarole is another name…The origins of Endive and Escarole

  • The origins of the Blackberry

    September 30, 2019 - Category: Foods of the Week

    Blackberries are native to both North America and Europe, but cultivation of this fruit is largely limited to North America. In the early days of the United States, when land was cleared for pasture, blackberry bushes began to multiply. There are many hybrids of blackberries, and both man and nature have had a hand in…The origins of the Blackberry

  • The origin of Lima Beans

    August 19, 2019 - Category: Foods of the Week

    Records found in old Peruvian tombs show that lima beans have been around for centuries. European explorers found this vegetable in Lima, Peru, and this is where the name comes from. Lima beans probably originated in Guatemala, and are still grown in tropical regions. The flourishing dry lima bean industry of southern California seems to…The origin of Lima Beans

  • The Origins of Beets

    August 12, 2019 - Category: Foods of the Week

    The beet has been cultivated for its roots and leaves since the third or fourth century B.C. It spread from the area of the Mediterranean to the Near East. In ancient times it was used only for medicinal purposes-the edible beet root we know today was unknown before the Christian era. In the fourth century…The Origins of Beets

  • The origin of the Blueberry

    July 29, 2019 - Category: Foods of the Week

    Blueberries originally grew wild in North America, and in many places they still do. By 1910 there were at least two varieties being cultivated for market. Breeding and selection have made these berries popular, but wild fruit is also marketed. Blueberries are available from early May through August, and the peak month is July. Canada…The origin of the Blueberry