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Sometimes we forget that our food has its roots (literally!) in the ground. The truth is that most of us have never hoed potatoes, weeded strawberries, fed pigs or milked a cow. Maybe you couldn't even say what potato plants look like or what cows smell like. Today most food comes from grocery stores and restaurants, not the farmer and milk man. The Food Literacy Project wants to remind you that agriculture is at the heart of every meal and tell you what HUDS is doing about that.
Harvard recognizes New England's agricultural heritage by still investing Harvard's University Professors with the right to pasture animals in the Yard. We might not be keeping cows for you, but HUHDS does use the ability to purchase New England products as a guiding factor.
Many farmers today are converting to organic production. Growing without chemicals has its challenges, but these farmers are contributing to the health of their soil and keeping us all healthier.