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Cavin Farms Looking at Broccolli & Cabbage Seedlings

When you head into Whole Foods or Ingles’ Markets to pick up some produce, you may be buying cabbage or broccoli that was grown on southwestern Virginia’s Cavin Farms. I had the chance to check out the farm on Sunday and wanted to share some of the photos of the produce operation here. Jonathan shows […]

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Visiting Virginia’s Cavin Farms in the Appalachian Mountains

This past weekend, I went to North Carolina to see my niece Nikki graduate from college. (She totally rocked that cap and gown!) With vacation time after that visit, I decided I’d finally take my friend Jonathan Cavin up on his offer to check out his family farm in the far southwest corner of Virginia. […]

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St. Louis A to Z: Niche, Nelly & Norton Grapes

Knowing how much I love really yummy food, it should surprise no one that I am leading N with a local restaurant fave. Niche Niche is the first of the Gerard Craft restaurants I went to. I still remember the night when I had dinner with Ellen, Grant, Mike & Ray at Niche. And without […]

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Climate Change & The Video that has Me Thinking About It

Weeks ago I saw a promo for Showtime’s new “Years of Living Dangerously” and knew I had to watch it. Then last week I went through the DVR menu to find the show and be sure the series was set. Then Sunday night I was glued to the TV as the show aired, featuring three […]

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Why is There So Much Buzz About Norman Borlaug?

I bet all the talk this week about Norman Borlaug this week has been a bit hard for some to understand. And I think maybe I got caught up in the buzz and didn’t step back and really explain why I would have such awes of a man I never met. If you aren’t sure […]

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Can you sit idly by & see population grow faster than food production?

This week I have been in Mexico celebrating the contributions of a man named Norman Borlaug, who was the father of the green revolution, and meeting the scientists who want to get us to the next level. This video is a great way to communicate what’s up. There are lots of ways to help with […]

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Remembering Norman Borlaug and Looking to the Future

Tomorrow, March 26th I have the incredible pleasure of joining a celebration of one of the greatest men who graced the planet — Norman Borlaug. And although Penn Jillette is funny playing a card game comparing the best humans have lived, he is dead serious when he knows he has found the ultimate trump card […]

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Memories Spurred by an Espresso Cup and Saucer

This morning as I reached for a bowl for my oatmeal, my eyes lingered on an espresso cup and saucer that stays in my tiny kitchen cabinet despite the fact I don’t drink espresso. Many  times I have thought I probably could make better use of the cabinet space. You probably think it would take […]

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