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Things your farmer wants you to know

(article, Culinate staff)

Ethan Book, an Iowa farmer who has, until today, blogged for Epicurious, has written a short series of posts on what farmers want the rest of us to know. Part one is about food awareness — knowing your food, understanding seasonality, and grasping the links between the farmers and the eaters. (In other words: We're all connected, folks.) Part two touches on more food awareness, plus the fact that most farmers care deeply about their livestock and the importance of agricultural knowledge for all of us. Finally, part three gets into how we all might learn to garden, learn to appreciate the art of farming, and — perhaps most important of all — experience the joy in food and eating.