Interesting facts about pigs

Interesting facts about pigs

by Kim Cooper We all have eaten many products from our friend the pig. Bacon, pork chops, spare ribs, pork roast and so many other food items. But what do we really know about the pig? Today, let’s find our more. Despite their reputation, pigs are not dirty animals. They’re actually quite clean. The pig’s […]

A look at mushrooms

A look at mushrooms

by Kim Cooper Mushrooms. What comes to mind when mushrooms are mentioned? Mushroom soup? Mushroom caps? Steak and mushrooms? Today, let’s have a closer look at this fascinating food crop. Mushrooms are good for you and taste great. Not only do they contain a wide range of vitamins and minerals, they also contain antioxidants. 100 […]

CSA

CSA

by Kim Cooper This week, let’s look at food box programs, or CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). For many years, CSA has become a popular way for consumers to buy local, seasonal food directly from a farmer. The basics of how this program operates differs widely, from subscribing to purchase various sizes of boxes each week […]

Ag trivia

Ag trivia

by Kim Cooper Agriculture is one of those sectors you can never know everything about. I have been involved in agriculture for over 35 years and I am just starting to really understand it. But there is so much more. This week, let’s look at some interesting facts regarding agriculture and food, things you were […]

Seed crops

Seed crops

by Kim Cooper What do you know about seed crops and just what are seed crops? If you recall my article on seed corn destasseling, which employs hundreds of our young people, the seed that is harvested from those fields are sold to farmers the following year to plant their corn crop. The same type […]

Food Freedom Day

Food Freedom Day

by Kim Cooper Food is vital to everyone. It plays such a huge part in our daily lives. And no matter what you think or believe, we have inexpensive food here in Canada. It may not seem that way when you have to pay at the grocery store register, but we really do. In my […]

Food safety issues

Food safety issues

by Kim Cooper One of the areas that involves everyone is food safety. Let’s look at this in regards to food safety expectations from us as Canadian consumers. We are all aware of various food contaminations, such as the recent Romaine lettuce issue in Canada and the United States. People ask how this type of […]

Agriculture facts

Agriculture facts

by Kim Cooper We all know some things, some know many things, but none of us can know everything. Agriculture is one of those areas where we all can learn some new facts, and if you want to learn more, like I have with these facts below, check out Farm & Food Care’s facts on […]

Rural urban dinner

Rural urban dinner

by Kim Cooper Any person or group celebrating 71 years straight of an annual event has to have some great roots planted in the community. Chatham-Kent is such a community which combines both the urban and rural components. Last week was the 71st annual Chatham-Kent Chamber of Commerce Rural Urban Awards Dinner. The idea of […]

Christmas tree farms

Christmas tree farms

by Kim Cooper Do you remember when you were younger when you went out and chopped down a Christmas tree, and cut down some branches to make beautiful decorations? Well, you can still do that, because here in Chatham-Kent, we have a number of Christmas tree farms as well as a winter berry farm. So […]

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