Wheat kernels in a pile.

Farmers talk about yield in terms of bushels, but the real story of the crop is about the wheat kernels. Farmers may pop a few in their mouth to chew to see if the wheat crop is ripe. If it’s too chewy the kernels are not ready! Plump kernels have…

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Photo: Mom cooking with kids in the kitchen.

Are you struggling to get your child to try a new food? Cooking with kids in the kitchen makes it more likely they will give that food a try. I’ve been enlisting the “help” of my children, ages 6 and 3, in the kitchen from a very young age. Start…

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Image: Wheat's Journey from Farm to Table.

Your Food’s Journey from Farm to Table Farmers spend time planting seeds, checking for disease and monitoring plant health until harvest. Combines harvest the wheat kernels, which are then loaded into a semi-truck. The harvested grain is sold at market price to a local grain elevator.

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Photo: Whole wheat tortillas, 15 tortilla recipes.

Tortillas are often a pantry staple and can make for the base of a great breakfast, lunch, dinner or snack! Sometimes we can get stuck on only using tortillas for tacos (which are delicious) but tortillas are a versatile grain food that can be utilized in a number of…

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What are the signs next to fields? A variety sign next to a field of wheat.

You made an executive decision for your family…. You’re so sick and tired of seeing towns flash by, constant billboards and endless pavement while you’re speeding down the interstate, so you’ve taken the scenic route on an old county blacktop. You may take a bit longer to get to your…

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What kinds of wheat are there?

Anyone who has ever revamped their home’s landscaping knows that it takes hard work to figure out what plant goes where, and this isn’t just about aesthetics. While it may be your ultimate dream to lounge under a tropical palm tree in the back yard of your Vermont home, chances…

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Photo: Mom and daughter baking in the kitchen.

Did you know that children are more likely to consume and enjoy the foods that they have a hand in preparing? Getting kids in the kitchen has many benefits. Not only are children more likely to consume foods that they help prepare but inviting them into the kitchen from…

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Infographic depicting the mechanisms of Celiac Disease

The wheat grown by American farmers feeds the world – except for those afflicted by a serious autoimmune disease. During the month of May – Celiac Disease Awareness Month – the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness encourages individuals to learn…

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Photo: Healthy sandwich.

The goals to eat healthier and exercise more typically rank among the top resolutions people make every year. A nutritious, well-balanced diet, including whole and  enriched grains combined with exercise, help minimize health risks, improve mobility and brain function, combat some cancers and other diseases, and overall just make a person feel better. We know making New…

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Whole grains comes in all shapes in sizes!

Looking for ways to increase your whole grain consumption? Check out these tips to make half of your grains whole grains! Breakfast is a great time to incorporate whole grains into your day: Choose whole grain cereal with low-fat milk in the morning. Pair eggs with a slice or two…

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