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  1. Fun Fact Friday: Chipotle Peppers

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    Did you know that chipotle peppers don’t grow on trees, or bushes, or anywhere? It’s true! Chipotle peppers have their dark color and smoky flavor for a very good reason. They’re actually smoked and overripe jalapeño peppers! While the plump and green peppers are picked early, the “runts” of the jalapeño litter are left behind, […]

  2. Fun Fact Friday: Chickens

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    Did you know that chickens actually store away gravel inside their bodies to aid in the digestive process? Chickens (and other birds) have a special organ called a gizzard. When chickens eat, they ingest bits of gravel and stones. These stones (called gastroliths) are stored away inside the gizzard, and help to grind the harder […]

  3. Fun Fact Friday: Jethro Tull

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    Did you know that farming was revolutionized in the 1700’s by an agriculturist named Jethro Tull? Much like George Washington Carver, Tull believed that there were better and more efficient ways of farming possible, and set about trying to discover them. Tull’s influence is still seen in agricultural practices and equipment to this day. Jethro […]