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Harvest Festival Season

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Beautiful harvest beets photo by Lynn Karlin from The Organic Kitchen Garden 2015 wall calendar.

Beautiful harvest beets photo by Lynn Karlin from The Organic Kitchen Garden 2015 wall calendar.

Most Americans know the semi-mythological story of the first Thanksgiving, how the Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony after a successful harvest in 1621 shared a meal with members of the Patuxet people, who had helped them plant their crops. But what many do not realize is that they were both acting out long-standing cultural traditions. The harvest festival, although it is celebrated at different times of the year and with different foodstuffs, is part of every culture around the world. Continue reading