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Summer Bounty from CSAs and Farmers Markets

To get the freshest in-season produce, you can hardly go wrong at your local farmers market or by signing up for a weekly share through a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. Both are great ways to buy local, seasonal food directly from the farmer who grows it. Farmers markets and CSAs have exploded in numbers the past few years as people want to learn more about how and where their food is grown.

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Pickle It

I went overboard at the farmer’s market.  It happens every time, I try to make a list but then I get there and the cherry heirloom tomatoes are just sitting there waiting for a home, and the purple cauliflower looks lonely so I have to take that too.

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8 Steps to Homemade Freezer Jam

I love summer. I love the long, warm days and the fresh fruit that is abundantly available. I grew up on a farm, and we had a wealth of fruit in our backyard—strawberries, raspberries, cherries and an apple orchard. One of my fondest memories is of making jam with my mom. We would go out in the early morning hours and pick the fruit and then make jam. She often made fresh bread to go with the jam. What a treat!

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Road Trip Food Ideas: Tips For Take Along Food

Whether you plan to travel by car, plane, train or bus, taking along your own meals or snacks makes traveling go more smoothly. This is especially true when you are traveling with children.

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BYO Ice Cream Sundae Social

Ah, summer. The days are long, and the nights can be even longer on weekends. But when you want to hang out with neighbors and friends, chances are you can’t please everyone with the go-to summer dessert of s’mores or root beer floats. Gasp…what?! Believe it or not, I know people who aren’t too fond of either. So…I tried something different at my last get-together.

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Land O'Lakes Test Kitchen Experts

The Test Kitchen creates the Land O'Lakes recipes you trust. Take a look behind the scenes to learn how they do it.

Friends of the Test Kitchen

Get inspired by our favorite bloggers as they invite you in their kitchen to dish on recipes and feeding those they love.

Ree Drumond Special Guest

• Ree Drummond •

As a busy mom who writes about food, family and living on her ranch in Oklahoma, the kitchen is Ree's frontier.

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Sadie Special Guest

• Sadie •

Sadie is a creative cook who looks for culinary inspiration everywhere. Her family's small dairy farm in Minnesota has been a part of the Land O'Lakes cooperative since 2005.

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