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Pure Kona Coffee – Gastro Obscura

Grown only on the volcanic soil of Hawaiʻi’s Big Island, this coffee is known for its subtle, rich flavor and hordes of unscrupulous imitators. Imitators beware. In light of the legions of Kona-coffee wannabes peddling false promises, a group of genuine Kona coffee growers recently banded together to sue several big-box stores, …

Stromberg Plum – Gastro Obscura

This protected German fruit has its own representative queen. The “golden blue” as locals call it, is a prized plum in Stromberg, a small town (population: less than 5,000) known for its Gothic churches and sloping meadows resplendent with plum trees, their white flowers quivering gently in the wind. It …

America’s avocado supply is set to tighten – Daily chart

Wildfires, heavy rain and seasonal irregularities have battered California’s crop THE MARKET for avocados has undergone a transformation unlike that of any other fruit (yes, fruit) over the past few decades—from chic canapé of the 1970s to millennial staple today. In 2018 Americans consumed 3.5kg (7.7lbs) of avocado per person—nearly …

America’s farm workers are aging, not being replaced – UPI.com

EVANSVILLE, Ind., May 8 (UPI) — The average age of America’s hired farm laborers is steadily increasing, threatening the future of the nation’s farming industry, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The reason is the foreign-born workers, who comprise more than half the workforce, are getting …