If you've ever wondered how the cheese makes it to your table or cotton is turned to clothing, FIELD TRIP! will answer those questions. Learn about the many uses for everything from chiles to peanuts, honey, pecans, pistachios and more. Each week we'll take you on an entertaining Field Trip! to look at the production of agricultural products from "seed to consumer."
Green Chile/Salsa - Salsa is more than a condiment. It's a dish that can be fiery hot, or sweet and savory. It's made of fresh ingredients that are full great flavor, and it's a healthy addition to some of our favorite foods. Salsa can be made many different ways. But what most salsas have in common are three key ingredients - chile peppers, onions and tomatoes. Each ingredient comes together in perfect blend of zesty flavor.
Length: 00:26:46 Usage rights: 3/5/2012 to 3/4/2014
Honey - It's common knowledge that honey comes from bees. But many people don't know how bees make it and why and what it can be used for. Honey making is a collective effort between nature and man. It's a process that's involves bee colonies, native plant life, agricultural crops, and of course beekeepers.
Length: 00:26:46 Usage rights: 3/19/2012 to 3/18/2014
Onions - Did you know that Americans eat an average of 20 pounds of onions a year? It's a vegetable that's often under-appreciated, though most of us cook with it and eat it every day. Onion growers are hard working farmers who are dedicated to providing a quality product. From the field to the supermarket, onions take quite a journey before they reach you, the consumer.
Length: 00:26:46 Usage rights: 4/2/2012 to 4/1/2014
Peanuts - Did you know that peanuts aren't really nuts? They're legumes, making them a close relative to beans. Although they may have a case of mistaken identity, peanuts still make for a perfect snack. Peanuts are a versatile product and can be found in many of our favorite foods like candy, baked goods, snack foods and more. And because they're in such demand, peanuts are a desirable crop for farmers to grow.
Length: 00:26:46 Usage rights: 3/12/2012 to 3/11/2014
Pistachios - Did you know that the United States is the second largest producer of pistachios in the world? There's certainly a demand for this nut due to its unique flavor. Pistachios are a desert crop, so they can be found growing in the American West. From the orchard to the processing facility and retailer, pistachios undergo quite a journey before they can become your afternoon snack.
Length: 00:26:46 Usage rights: 3/26/2012 to 3/25/2014
Turf - Turf grass is great for landscaping. But it's beneficial in so many different ways. And growing and caring for it can be quite a process. Growing turf grass is a science. A lot goes into finding the right varieties to grow in specific regions. Maintenance and irrigation are important factors as well. All this hard work, so we can enjoy our favorite outdoor activities.
Length: 00:26:46 Usage rights: 2/27/2012 to 2/26/2014