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Valentine Cadieux, Tahsha LePage, Phoebe Ward, Monica Saralampi, Martha Megarry, Maria Frank, Matt Gunther, Authors

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Food Production, Processing, and Preparation

Between the farm and your fork, plenty of people may share in the work of preparing the final, edible product. Artifacts that describe patterns in food production, processing, and preparation show how this work determines food availability on a systemic scale.

All the ways food gets made (and transformed into edible form)


Agricultural practices > Farming culture

[resources currently marked with this tag were originally marked with the Scalar tag "Farming culture" with the definition below]

This phrase encompasses the influences on social and cultural aspects of farm-life, including managerial structure, urban and rural identity, the family, gender relations, faith, tradition, and personal histories.

One particularly important phrase to note within this category is the family farm, which is used often used to mean:
  • Smaller or owner-managed operations, and to imply care for the land and community as opposed to "corporate" farming.
    • Farms owned and run by a single family, or
    • Farms owned by a single family
  • Can be misleading, however, as corporate ownership of agricultural land is prohibited in Minnesota and 8 other states, and very large industrial farms are often family-owned. Legal details here:
    http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/hrd/pubs/ss/sscorpfarm.pdf
A transitional farm is one where
  • "the responsibility for a piece of agricultural land is changing hands" (see Farms Transitions Toolkit)
    • Ownership changing completely
    • Ownership shifting to the next generation
    • Management of day-to-day operations is changing, but ownership is not
Related terms: family farm, transitional farm


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