Valley Bounty: Popcorn
These days, most children have never seen popcorn pop, since it usually happens in a bag in the microwave. Kids are thrilled to peek in on the popping kernels in a pot on the stove or to watch them cascade out of an air popper. Buy it on the cob from a local farm and they can shell it, too. Add butter melted with smashed garlic or grated local cheese or make the best caramel corn ever using maple syrup. Find local popcorn growers and recipe suggestions at www.buylocalfood.org.
Valley Bounty is written by Margaret Christie of Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA).