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MyPlate Activity
Word Search on Pennsylvania Woods
Honeybee Trivia
Make your own Ice Cream!

THE

BUY LOCAL LEDGER
A learning magazine showcasing the power of buying local.

Pennsylvania is Full of Surprises
From apples to almonds, cherries to cheese, pork chops
to pickles, beef to barley, plants to pretzels and everything
in between, Pennsylvania farmers and manufacturers have
our state bursting with awesomeness.
Did you know that Pennsylvania makes some of the best
agricultural products in the United States and around the
world? When you visit a local store, restaurant or farm,
you and your family help your friends and neighbors by:

• Helping the state’s economy grow
• Saving farmland for the future
• Creating jobs

Teachse3r-s8
Grade

Visit
papreferred.info

for more free “Buying Local”
lesson plans that meet Common
Core & Pennsylvania State
Standards on topics like Nutrition
and Reading Labels, MyPlate,
Persuasive Writing, Technology
and Economics. Lesson plans
include graphic organizers,
persuasion maps, exit tickets,
artwork and more!

Just by visiting a farmer’s market or buying a product
made or grown in our state, you can make a big impact
on Pennsylvania.
The list of local goodies is much more than farm fresh
fruits and vegetables. There are many other items
produced and processed right here in our state.
Pennsylvania is also known as the “snack food” capital
of the world, making tasty treats like chips, pretzels
and popcorn. There are so many other yummy foods
like apple sauce and cider, bacon, cheese, desserts, dips,
honey, hot dogs, ice cream, milk, juice, pasta, soups,
syrup and snack cakes. And let’s not forget the
handcrafted baseball bat used at little league!

Let’s all make an effort to buy local! It’s
the perfect way to stay healthy, help your
community and make Pennsylvania strong.

Reasons to Buy
Pennsylvania Products:
Tastes great
Local fruits and vegetables taste great
because they’re fresh from nearby farms.

Good for you
Local food is fresher and has more vitamins.

Good for Pennsylvania
When your family buys products grown or
made in our state, it helps local farmers, food
processors, and businesses. The money you
spend on local products, helps create jobs
and strengthens our economy.

Keeps Pennsylvania growing

Protects the environment

Pennsylvania has some of the richest farmland in the country, and produces some
of the best food and agricultural products in the world. By supporting local farmers
and businesses today, you help Pennsylvania remain strong for future generations.

It takes less fuel to get local products to you. This
means less pollution, which helps the environment.

Can you list other reasons why you think it is important to
buy products made or grown in our state?

Reason # 1

Reason # 2

Reason # 3

Reason # 4

Reason # 5

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Under he Mushroom Cap
Mushroom growing in America first began right here in Pennsylvania, in
a town called Kennett Square. Kennett Square is known as the
“mushroom capital” of the world.
Today, mushroom growers in Pennsylvania produce more than
550 million pounds of mushrooms every
year, making our state the number one
mushroom producer in the United States!

It’s
Time to
Fall into
Fun
When the days
are a bit shorter
and the
temperatures a
bit cooler, you
don’t have to
say goodbye to
fun family
activities.
Throw on your
sweatshirt
and head out
for some
outdoor fun.

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INGREDIENTS:
2 pounds of white button ¾ tsp garlic powder (optional)
mushrooms
1½ cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
¾ tsp salt
¾ tsp ground black pepper
5 EASY STEPS:
1. Wash mushrooms with cold water and remove the stems
2. Preheat oven at 450 degrees fahrenheit
3. Lay mushroom caps tightly packed and touching each
other on baking sheet
4. Sprinkle with garlic powder, salt and pepper, and then
top with Parmesan cheese evenly
5. Bake for 15 minutes or until mushrooms are golden on
the outside and cheese has melted. Serve warm

A tip
from the
chef:

Small mushrooms are best for sauces and
salads, medium mushrooms are best for
sautéing and slicing, and large mushrooms
are best to eat whole. For more recipes,
visit papreferred.com

FUN ACTIVITY Make A Meal

Using the agricultural list
below, draw your favorite
meal made from
Pennsylvania products!

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Pennsylvania
Agricultural Products
Did you know that Pennsylvania produces so many
different kinds of foods and products?

Alfalfa

Arugula

Beets

Brussel Sprouts

Celery

Chocolate Syrup

Crackers

Alpacas

Asparagus

Bell Peppers

Buckwheat

Cheese

Christmas Trees

Cream

Angus

Bacon

Bison

Buffalo

Cherries

Cider

Cucumber

Annuals

Barley

Blackberries

Butter

Chestnuts

Cinnamon

Cut Flowers

Apples

Baseball Bats

Black-Eyed Peas

Cabbage

Chicken

Cloves

Deli

Applesauce

Bass

Blueberries

Cakes

Chickpeas

Collard Greens

Desserts

Apricots

Beans

Bread

Cantaloupe

Chili

Cookies

Dips

Artisan Wood
Products

Beef

Broccoli

Carrots

Chips

Corn

Donuts

Beeswax

Brownies

Cauliflower

Chocolate

Cornmeal

Duck

FUN ACTIVITY - Milk Chemistry!
Make ice cream in a bag!

GET STARTED:

Investigate the changing states of matter, chemical
reactions, and the properties of ice and salt, and be
rewared with a delicious treat!
You’ll need:
Get creative:
1 cup whole milk
You can mix in crushed
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
cookies, candies, nuts
2 tablespoons sugar
or berries!
4 cups crushed ice
1/4 cup rock salt
2 quart zip-top plastic bags
1 gallon zip-top plastic freezer bag

1. Put the milk, vanilla and
sugar (and any optional
ingredients) in the smaller
bag. Seal it tight and force
out any air.

2. Put the ice and salt
into the larger bag.
Place the smaller bag
inside of the larger bag
and seal carefully.

What’s actually happening:
In
step

The salt will begin to melt the ice
because salt lowers the freezing
point of water.

2

The shaking and kneading is ENERGY –
and the heat transferred from your
hands causes the ice to melt further.

In
step

3

You may not think melting ice is as cold as
frozen ice, but remember, it’s mixed with
salt. As the melting ice combines with the
salt, the salt-water solution has a lower
freezing point than plain water which
makes the melted ice mixture actutally
colder than ice.

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In
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3. Gently shake the bag
making sure the ice is
evenly spread out.

4. Continue to gently shake
and knead the bag in your
hands for about 5-10
minutes until your milk
turns into ice cream.

5. Remove smaller bag,
rinse off the outside of
it, and enjoy!

In the beginning, the milk,
vanilla, and sugar was a liquid
mixture. Now, the mixture
turned into a solid. That is a
change in its state of matter!

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Horseradish

Eggs

Fresh Flowers

Elk

Fruit snacks

Gooseberries

Hot Dogs

Juice

Logs

Millet

Emu

Fudge

Gourds

Hot Sauce

Kale

Lumber

Mint

Endive

Furniture

Grapes

House Plants

Ketchup

Maple Syrup

Muffins

Feed Grains

Garlic

Grass

Ice Cream

Lamb

Marinades

Mulberries

Fish

Geraniums

Green Beans

Icing

Lavender

Mayonnaise

Mulch

Flax

Gift Baskets

Hay

Jelly

Lettuce

Melon

Mushrooms

Flour

Goat

Honey

Jerky

Lima Beans

Milk

Mustard

FUN ACTIVITY Tasting An
Applicious Treat

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List your favorite apple varieties and rate their flavors on the chart below:

The Buzz

About Honeybees
Do you know that honeybees do much
more than make honey? Actually, these
working bees are very important to
farmers. With honeybees decreasing in
numbers, it makes it hard for farmers to
grow the fruits and vegetables we love
because honeybees help things grow.

An apple a day keeps the
doctor away! Though small and
super portable, apples pack
some big nutritional power.

Help keep the honeybees safe by
buying local honey and planting
bee-friendly gardens.

Chocolate Milk:

To find more local honey near you,
visit www.localhoneysource.com

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Honeybee Trivia
Honeybees have four wings and five eyes.
Every honeybee has a “basket” near
its hind legs to carry pollen.
Honeybees are the only insects that
produce food you can eat.
Honeybees feed on flowers and fly 15 mph.
Honeybees sting to protect themselves.
After they sting, they die.
When honeybees find food, they
alert each other by dancing.
Honeybees do not sleep!

Creative uses for honey:

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benefits of milk for your classr

Use it in your tea, cake or smoothie
recipe instead of sugar.

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Popcorn

Rutabaga

Shrubs

Spinach

Venison

Nectarines

Parsnip

Pork

Rye

Spreads

Walnuts

Nuts

Pasta

Potatoes

Salad Dressing

Snack Cakes
& Bars

Squash

Watermelon

Oats

Pecans

Pretzels

Salsa

Strawberries

Wheat

Oil

Peppers

Pumpkin

Salt

String Beans

Wool

Onions

Perennials

Rabbit

Sausage

Tomatoes

Yams

Ornamental
Plants

Pet Foods

Radishes

Seasonings

Trees

Yogurt

Pies

Raspberries

Seeds

Turkey

Zucchini

Plums

Rubs

Sheep

Pallets

Snack Mixes
Snap Peas
Soft Drinks
Sorghum
Soups
Souvenirs
Soybeans

Turnip

The Perfect Pumpkin Project
Pumpkins are not just for Halloween and Trick-or-Treating!
Challenge yourself with these creative pumpkin activities.

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EXPERIMENT 1: Bigger pumpkins = more seeds?
Write your hypothesis
Do larger pumpkins have more seeds than smaller ones? Does the number of seeds relate to
the size of the pumpkin? What do you think?

Collect your data:
Pumpkin #

Height

Weight

Circumference

# of Seeds

1
2
3
4
Record your observations

Was your hypothesis correct?

YES

NO

Is there a relationship between the size of the pumpkin and how many seeds you found inside? Write three true statements
about what you determined with your data above:

1.
2.
3.

EXPERIMENT 2: Pumpkin predictions!
Will your pumpkin SINK or FLOAT?

How much does your pumpkin weigh?

Prediction

Actual

SINK

SINK

With
seeds

FLOAT

FLOAT

Without
seeds

How tall is your pumpkin?
Prediction

Actual

Prediction

Actual

What is the circumference?
Prediction

Actual

FUN ACTIVITY - Pennsylvania Hardwoods Word Search
Can you imagine your life without the products that come from trees? Pennsylvania leads the
nation in the production of hardwood lumber, and also ranks nationally in the production of
paper, flooring, furniture, cabinets and other products.
When a tree is cut, every part is used – not just the timber…the bark is used for mulch, sawdust
for wood pellets, and chips for paper manufacturing. Almost nothing goes to waste.
Pennsylvanians have a responsibility to protect our forests for future generations.

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Our state is the largest exporter of
hardwood in the country, producing
$1.2 billion in annual sales.

For more lesson plans and activities, visit papreferred.info.

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The Perfect Pumpkin Project
Pumpkins are not just for Halloween and Trick-or-Treating!
Challenge yourself with these creative pumpkin activities.

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EXPERIMENT 1: Bigger pumpkins = more seeds?

MyPlate Activity
Word Search on Pennsylvania Woods
Honeybee Trivia
Make your own Ice Cream!

FUN ACTIVITY - Pennsylvania Hardwoods Word Search
Can you imagine your life without the products that come from trees? Pennsylvania leads the
nation in the production of hardwood lumber, and also ranks nationally in the production of
paper, flooring, furniture, cabinets and other products.

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When a tree is cut, every part is used – not just the timber…the bark is used for mulch, sawdust
for wood pellets, and chips for paper manufacturing. Almost nothing goes to waste.
Pennsylvanians have a responsibility to protect our forests for future generations.

Write your hypothesis
Do larger pumpkins have more seeds than smaller ones? Does the number of seeds relate to

BUY LOCAL LEDGER
A learning magazine showcasing the power of buying local.

the size of the pumpkin? What do you think?

Collect your data:
Pumpkin #

Height

Weight

Circumference

# of Seeds

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3
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Record your observations

Was your hypothesis correct?

YES

NO

Is there a relationship between the size of the pumpkin and how many seeds you found inside? Write three true statements
about what you determined with your data above:

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Red Maple
Ash

Will your pumpkin SINK or FLOAT?
Prediction

Actual

SINK

SINK

FLOAT

FLOAT

How tall is your pumpkin?
Prediction

Actual

How much does your pumpkin weigh?
Prediction

Did you know that Pennsylvania makes some of the best
agricultural products in the United States and around the
world? When you visit a local store, restaurant or farm,
you and your family help your friends and neighbors by:

Black Walnut
Sugar Maple

• Helping the state’s economy grow
• Saving farmland for the future
• Creating jobs

Poplar
Northern Red Oak
Chestnut Oak
American Beech

Just by visiting a farmer’s market or buying a product
made or grown in our state, you can make a big impact
on Pennsylvania.
The list of local goodies is much more than farm fresh
fruits and vegetables. There are many other items
produced and processed right here in our state.
Pennsylvania is also known as the “snack food” capital
of the world, making tasty treats like chips, pretzels
and popcorn. There are so many other yummy foods
like apple sauce and cider, bacon, cheese, desserts, dips,
honey, hot dogs, ice cream, milk, juice, pasta, soups,
syrup and snack cakes. And let’s not forget the
handcrafted baseball bat used at little league!

Let’s all make an effort to buy local! It’s
the perfect way to stay healthy, help your
community and make Pennsylvania strong.

Hickory

Visit papreferred.info

for the answer key to word search.

Bu ild wi th th e be st !

EXPERIMENT 2: Pumpkin predictions!

From apples to almonds, cherries to cheese, pork chops
to pickles, beef to barley, plants to pretzels and everything
in between, Pennsylvania farmers and manufacturers have
our state bursting with awesomeness.

White Oak

2.
3.

Pennsylvania is Full of Surprises

WORDS TO FIND:

Our state is the largest exporter of
hardwood in the country, producing
$1.2 billion in annual sales.

Teachse3r-s8
Grade

Visit
papreferred.info

for more free “Buying Local”
lesson plans that meet Common
Core & Pennsylvania State
Standards on topics like Nutrition
and Reading Labels, MyPlate,
Persuasive Writing, Technology
and Economics. Lesson plans
include graphic organizers,
persuasion maps, exit tickets,
artwork and more!

Reasons to Buy
Pennsylvania Products:
Tastes great
Local fruits and vegetables taste great
because they’re fresh from nearby farms.

Actual

Good for you
Local food is fresher and has more vitamins.

With
seeds
Without
seeds

When your family buys products grown or
made in our state, it helps local farmers, food
processors, and businesses. The money you
spend on local products, helps create jobs
and strengthens our economy.

Keeps Pennsylvania growing

Protects the environment

Pennsylvania has some of the richest farmland in the country, and produces some
of the best food and agricultural products in the world. By supporting local farmers
and businesses today, you help Pennsylvania remain strong for future generations.

It takes less fuel to get local products to you. This
means less pollution, which helps the environment.

Can you list other reasons why you think it is important to
buy products made or grown in our state?

What is the circumference?
Prediction

Good for Pennsylvania

Actual

Reason # 1
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Reason # 2

Reason # 3

Reason # 4

Reason # 5

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Under he Mushroom Cap

FUN ACTIVITY - Milk Chemistry!
Make ice cream in a bag!

Mushroom growing in America first began right here in Pennsylvania, in
a town called Kennett Square. Kennett Square is known as the
“mushroom capital” of the world.
Today, mushroom growers in Pennsylvania produce more than
550 million pounds of mushrooms every
year, making our state the number one
mushroom producer in the United States!

It’s
Time to
Fall into
Fun
When the days
are a bit shorter
and the
temperatures a
bit cooler, you
don’t have to
say goodbye to
fun family
activities.
Throw on your
sweatshirt
and head out
for some
outdoor fun.

You’ll need:
Get creative:
1 cup whole milk
You can mix in crushed
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
cookies, candies, nuts
2 tablespoons sugar
or berries!
4 cups crushed ice
1/4 cup rock salt
2 quart zip-top plastic bags
1 gallon zip-top plastic freezer bag

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Go apple
picking
Try to solve
a local corn
maze

oms
o
r
h
Mus e best
ar d in
e
stor wn
bro er
pap s.
bag

Pick a
pumpkin for
Halloween
Visit a
Christmas
tree farm

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fat are room
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ch haveee a %
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ste o
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INGREDIENTS:
2 pounds of white button ¾ tsp garlic powder (optional)
mushrooms
1½ cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
¾ tsp salt
¾ tsp ground black pepper
5 EASY STEPS:
1. Wash mushrooms with cold water and remove the stems
2. Preheat oven at 450 degrees fahrenheit
3. Lay mushroom caps tightly packed and touching each
other on baking sheet
4. Sprinkle with garlic powder, salt and pepper, and then
top with Parmesan cheese evenly
5. Bake for 15 minutes or until mushrooms are golden on
the outside and cheese has melted. Serve warm

A tip
from the
chef:

1. Put the milk, vanilla and
sugar (and any optional
ingredients) in the smaller
bag. Seal it tight and force
out any air.

OW?
DID YOU KoN
ver 465 million

sts
Our state harve
s each year.
pounds of apple

List your favorite apple varieties and rate their flavors on the chart below:

2. Put the ice and salt
into the larger bag.
Place the smaller bag
inside of the larger bag
and seal carefully.

What’s actually happening:
In
step

The salt will begin to melt the ice
because salt lowers the freezing
point of water.

2

Small mushrooms are best for sauces and
salads, medium mushrooms are best for
sautéing and slicing, and large mushrooms
are best to eat whole. For more recipes,
visit papreferred.com

The shaking and kneading is ENERGY –
and the heat transferred from your
hands causes the ice to melt further.

In
step

3

FUN ACTIVITY Make A Meal

You may not think melting ice is as cold as
frozen ice, but remember, it’s mixed with
salt. As the melting ice combines with the
salt, the salt-water solution has a lower
freezing point than plain water which
makes the melted ice mixture actutally
colder than ice.

In
step

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Using the agricultural list
below, draw your favorite
meal made from
Pennsylvania products!

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Investigate the changing states of matter, chemical
reactions, and the properties of ice and salt, and be
rewared with a delicious treat!

Fun Facts About Fungi

FUN ACTIVITY Tasting An
Applicious Treat

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About Honeybees

3. Gently shake the bag
making sure the ice is
evenly spread out.

Do you know that honeybees do much
more than make honey? Actually, these
working bees are very important to
farmers. With honeybees decreasing in
numbers, it makes it hard for farmers to
grow the fruits and vegetables we love
because honeybees help things grow.

An apple a day keeps the
doctor away! Though small and
super portable, apples pack
some big nutritional power.

4. Continue to gently shake
and knead the bag in your
hands for about 5-10
minutes until your milk
turns into ice cream.

Help keep the honeybees safe by
buying local honey and planting
bee-friendly gardens.

Chocolate Milk:

To find more local honey near you,
visit www.localhoneysource.com

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are important to growth and developm
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healthy bones and strong muscles
offers the same
But did you know that chocolate milk
as white milk?
essential nutrients and health benefits
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5. Remove smaller bag,
rinse off the outside of
it, and enjoy!

In the beginning, the milk,
vanilla, and sugar was a liquid
mixture. Now, the mixture
turned into a solid. That is a
change in its state of matter!

Let’s Talk Sugar

or less sugar than soda?
Do you think chocolate milk has more
sports drinks? The truth
How about compared to fruit juices or
three percent of added
is that chocolate milk contributes just
unt for up to half of
sugars to your diet, while sodas can acco
have much less,
and
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your recommended daily added suga
if any, nutritional value.
at lunch or after school,
So grab that bottle of chocolate milk
u, parent approved treat.
because now we know it’s a good-for-yo

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Agricultural Products
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Super Sweet
Honeybee Trivia
Honeybees have four wings and five eyes.
Every honeybee has a “basket” near
its hind legs to carry pollen.
Honeybees are the only insects that
produce food you can eat.
Honeybees feed on flowers and fly 15 mph.
Honeybees sting to protect themselves.
After they sting, they die.
When honeybees find food, they
alert each other by dancing.
Honeybees do not sleep!

Creative uses for honey:

for a rel
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benefits of milk for your classr

Use it in your tea, cake or smoothie
recipe instead of sugar.

Paper

Popcorn

Rutabaga

Shrubs

Spinach

Venison

Nectarines

Parsnip

Pork

Rye

Spreads

Walnuts

Millet

Nuts

Pasta

Potatoes

Salad Dressing

Snack Cakes
& Bars

Squash

Watermelon

Lumber

Mint

Oats

Pecans

Pretzels

Salsa

Strawberries

Wheat

Ketchup

Maple Syrup

Muffins

Oil

Peppers

Pumpkin

Salt

String Beans

Wool

Ice Cream

Lamb

Marinades

Mulberries

Onions

Perennials

Rabbit

Sausage

Tomatoes

Yams

Green Beans

Icing

Lavender

Mayonnaise

Mulch

Pet Foods

Radishes

Seasonings

Trees

Yogurt

Gift Baskets

Hay

Jelly

Lettuce

Melon

Mushrooms

Ornamental
Plants

Pies

Raspberries

Seeds

Turkey

Zucchini

Goat

Honey

Jerky

Lima Beans

Milk

Mustard

Plums

Rubs

Sheep

Alfalfa

Arugula

Beets

Brussel Sprouts

Celery

Chocolate Syrup

Crackers

Eggplant

Alpacas

Asparagus

Bell Peppers

Buckwheat

Cheese

Christmas Trees

Cream

Eggs

Fresh Flowers

Angus

Bacon

Bison

Buffalo

Cherries

Cider

Cucumber

Elk

Fruit snacks

Gooseberries

Hot Dogs

Juice

Logs

Annuals

Barley

Blackberries

Butter

Chestnuts

Cinnamon

Cut Flowers

Emu

Fudge

Gourds

Hot Sauce

Kale

Apples

Baseball Bats

Black-Eyed Peas

Cabbage

Chicken

Cloves

Deli

Endive

Furniture

Grapes

House Plants

Applesauce

Bass

Blueberries

Cakes

Chickpeas

Collard Greens

Desserts

Feed Grains

Garlic

Grass

Apricots

Beans

Bread

Cantaloupe

Chili

Cookies

Dips

Fish

Geraniums

Artisan Wood
Products

Beef

Broccoli

Carrots

Chips

Corn

Donuts

Flax

Beeswax

Brownies

Cauliflower

Chocolate

Cornmeal

Duck

Flour

Horseradish

Pallets

Snack Mixes
Snap Peas
Soft Drinks
Sorghum
Soups
Souvenirs
Soybeans

Turnip