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    It's that time of year, and the tomatoes have started popping up in our CSA share. I always look forward to these additions to our weekly boxes. For most of the year I'm not much of a tomato fan, mainly due to the fact that most supermarket tomatoes (those wrongly named vine-ripened included)...
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    The other day I received, from one of the supervisors who works for me, a bunch of fresh herbs from her garden. She gave me some sweet Basil, cinnamon basil, and fresh oregano. I was thrilled, as just that morning I had been out in our flower beds, at home, picking a few tomatoes. We don't have...
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    This has been a great summer, here in Wisconsin,for a lot of farmers. We have had a relatively mild summer, with plenty of rain. It's been years since I've seen corn and soy bean fields look as lush and green in the middle of August, and the corn is taller than I remember seeing it in ages. This...
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    In 1893 the United States had a 10% tax on imported vegetables but not fruits. John Nix paid his taxes on his tomatoes to a tax collector named Edward Hedden. One day Nix came across the botanical definition of a fruit: the organ that emanates from the ovary of the plant and contains the...
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