What does Splenda have to do with farming? Well, sweeteners like monk fruit and stevia are plant-based — they’re just not sugar. And those plants are grown on farms.
In Season 1, Episode 3 we visited a remarkable farming family still growing the same crops their ancestors had for 200 years. We decided to check back in with the Bradfords to ssee what’s changed.
So you always thought we invented cold cut and cheese platters in modern times? Hold your roll — charcuterie is an ancient art that stretches back to 14th Century France! But it’s had a real renaissance of late.
About a third of all crops require direct pollination by bees, including 70 of the top 100 primary sources of our food. Take away the bees, you take away the food.
We think of endless lines of trucks bringing in produce from Central and South America, it certainly happens. But for longer trips, larger loads, nothing beats shipping by sea.
The stories out of Vidalia, GA are probably our favorite part of everything we do. We love it all, but there’s something special about this onion and the people who grow it.
The legendary Vidalia Onion might be the greatest accident in the history of ag. It’s hard to imagine living without ’em now, but they actually didn’t even exist until the 1930s.
Broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower are some of the healthiest veggies on Earth — but in the field they look like they’re from another planet.
We know our dirt farmers have tough jobs. We thought the same might be true for fishermen in the wild-caught industry. We were right.
There’s an organization that measures the world’s sweetest watermelons each year. Cordele, GA always wins — Watermelon frames the culture this small town.