A slice of pizza is a slice of agriculture.
A slice of agriculture: Have you thought about your pizza ingredients grown on a farm?
It’s National Pizza Day and I’m here to talk to you today about how your favorite food is grown.
Of course, you can’t grow a pizza from the ground up.
But you really wouldn’t be able to have pizza without the wonderful ingredients grown and harvested.
These ingredients make the pizza we love delicious!
First, let’s start with the crust.
The base of the pizza crust is flour made from wheat.
Crust can also be constructed from veggies such as cauliflower.
I have yet to try this, but I plan to try a veggie crust when my family isn’t looking.
Veggie or bread, these ingredients are grown in fields and gardens starting from a seed.
I ordered some cauliflower seed this year and will be trying it out in my garden for the first time.
Later this summer, I will be sharing my cauliflower crust recipe with you!
On top of the crust, we add the sauce.
I grow tomatoes in my garden and can my own tomato sauce for pizza using the water bath technique.
It’s delicious with every topping.
Our canned sauce lasts us all winter long stored in our cool basement.
Simply spread the sauce on top of the crust.
And we’re ready for toppings.
Bring on the Toppings
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Common toppings include:
- Meat (Beef, Chicken, Goat, Sausage, Fish)
- Veggies (Peppers, Onions, Mushrooms)
- Fruit (Pineapple)
Every pizza is different, but think about this. All of these toppings are grown on a farm or in a garden.
Name a topping that isn’t grown on a farm or in a garden.
I’ll bet you can’t think of one.
My favorite topping is cheese, of course.
Cheese is loaded with calcium for your bones.
Plus, it’s so addicting.
And, there’s so many different kinds and sources of cheese.
Made from dairy goats or cows, take your pick of mozzerella, cheddar, brie, and so much more.
The thing to keep in mind when eating cheese is to stick with the recommended serving size of about 2 oz.
Toppings of vegetables and/or meat is what makes eating pizza so much fun and addicting.
You can mix and match whatever you’d like to make unique and delicious combinations.
But one thing all of these toppings have in common is that they were grown in gardens, on farms or even in containers and greenhouses.
Your favorite pizza is absolutely a slice of agriculture.
Just remember that when you are sinking your teeth into a gooey, saucy, cheesy bite.
You’ll wonder how you could ever live without all of your favorite toppings.
Thanks to hard working farmers and gardeners, you won’t have to.
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~ Much Love ~
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