Apples are one of the most historically, culturally, and economically significant fruits on earth. It’s estimated that humans have been eating apples since 50,000 BCE. Today, there are currently over 7,500 known cultivars of apples, ranging from small, green and tart, to big red sweet globes. So how did the United States become a leader in growing a fruit that is relatively new to the area? Learn more on the Adirondack Almanack.
It can be hard to understand all of the similar and complicated food labels that allude to how something was grown or raised. It is helpful to know what different labels and certifications mean to help you make informed choices about how your food made it onto your plate. We compiled a collection of common definitions of terms used to describe how food is grown and processed.