Who doesn’t love an ice cold mug of root beer?
National Root Beer Float Day
Five Food Finds about Root Beer
- The A and W in A&W stands for Alan and Wright.
- Colonist were actually the first people to make root beer.
- In the 1930s Root beer was supposedly made by Charles Hires.
- Root beer is made out of 16 Roots, and herbs.
- The most original ingredient was Sassafras.It comes in an alcoholic drink also.
Today’s Food History
on this day in…
1889 The Savoy Hotel opened in London, with Cesar Ritz and Escoffier.
1911 Lucille Ball was born. Two of the funniest food related comedy routines ever done were the chocolate factory and the grape stomping episodes from her TV show.
1928 Andy Warhol was born. American painter of the pop art movement. In the 1960s he made paintings of Campbell’s Soup cans, Coca-Cola cans and other American products.
1954 David Grandison Fairchild died. An American botanist and agriculturalist…
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The Great Rural America Paradox
American Farm Bureau
By Bob Stallman
President, American Farm Bureau
A wise man once said that rural America has become viewed by a growing number of Americans as having a higher quality of life, not because of what it has, but rather because of what it does not have, like traffic, crime and crowds. This sentiment can be seen in the growing number of urban transplants that have made their way toward greener and more spacious pastures.
But, while many Americans equate living in the country with a simpler way of life, this couldn’t be further from the truth. The reality is that poverty in rural America is increasing, while opportunity continues to decline because of limited education, healthcare and broadband services. So, rural America being defined by what it does not have can also be a negative.
It’s the great rural America paradox.
Read Bob Stallman’s complete article…Its another good one! Worth the time.
Farm first, then you add+ value added products+Direct marketing+Agritourism
Direct marketing in any form can provide a diversified income stream; yet its not for all agriculture producers as it doesn’t fit their business model nor should it be a one size fits all method. Do what works for your situation.