Heirloom beets served at Bibiana Restaurant in downtown Washington, D.C. Joseph Silverman/The Washington Times /Landov hide caption

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A Year That Was Good To Beets

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Georgia O'Neal harvests winter greens at the Tree and Leaf Farm in Unionville, Va., on March 16, 2011. Maggie Starbard/NPR hide caption

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A Chinese beekeeper harvests honey beside a rapeseed field in Anhui province. China is a major producer of honey and bee products. AFP/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Funny Honey? Bringing Trust To A Sector Full Of Suspicion

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Maryland farmer Josie Johnson listens to a lecture on extending the farming season using caterpillar tunnels. The lesson was part of a conference for young farmers held in Tarrytown N.Y., in early December. Maggie Starbard/NPR hide caption

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Who Are The Young Farmers Of 'Generation Organic'?

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When is filtered honey really honey? The answer may lie in the politics of imported food. Filippo Monteforte/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Isabella Colbdorf feeds salad to a turkey at this year's Feeding of the Turkeys ceremony in Watkins Glen, in upstate New York, on Nov. 20, 2011. Emma Jacobs/WRVO hide caption

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Where Turkey Is The Guest, Not The Entree

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Narragansett and Standard Bronze heritage breed turkeys browse at a farm in Westport, Mass. Stephan Savoia/AP hide caption

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David Heisler grows 38 varieties of pumpkins on his Maryland farm. Melissa Forsyth/NPR hide caption

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Listen to David Heisler

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Jameson Small uses a late-1800s seeder to plant lettuce at Tuttle farm in Dover, N.H. Small is part of a group of young farmers who are taking care of the land as the owners await a buyer. Jim Cole/AP hide caption

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A customer studies a display of milk and dairy products at Bryan's Grocery in San Francisco in March. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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