This holiday season, support the farmers, makers and small businesses in the Adirondacks by shopping for Adirondack-grown and made food and gifts. The Buy Local Holiday Guide aims to inspire and connect you with farms and small businesses to support this holiday season. Happy Holidays!
Brussels sprouts are cabbage-like sprouts on tall stalks that thrive in temperate weather. The United States produces 32,000 tons of them each year, with most production in California, Washington, and New York states. It’s estimated that up to 85% of brussels sprouts grown in the US are for frozen food. The largest global producing country is the Netherlands, where they harvest 90,000 tons each year. 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.