Celebrating Those Who Labor: 15 Artisans & Farmers

Today is Labor Day, and in honor of this holiday, we would like to take a moment to revisit and celebrate the American workers who labor to put good food on our tables.. Who are these people? They are the farmers, the manufacturers, and the artisans grow and cook good things. They also teach us how to get the most out of our food, whether they are educating us about the glories of salt or the artistic qualities of butterfat.

Here is a look back at 15 farm visits and expert interviews with people who are passionately committed to bringing good food into our lives.

Bringing us whole grains, gluten-free mixes and more: Bob's Red Mill
Some of the best milk you can drink: A Visit to Snowville Creamery
An Oregon berry farm in action: Berry Farm & Cannery Tour
Mark Bitterman is crazy about salt: 5 Simple Truths about Salt
Geeking out over coffee: A Visit With Coava

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Steven Smith demonstrates the art of tea: On Brewing a Perfect Cup of Tea
Talking cheese with Gorden Edgar: Cheese Buyer of Rainbow Grocery
Kitchen tour and more with Jeni: Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams
Behind the scenes at Taza: How Chocolate is Made
Coffee roastery tour: Equator Coffees and Teas

Hard-working Wisconsin farm: A Visit To Otter Creek Organic Farm
A very unusualy family farm, growing microgreens and more: The Chef's Garden
A farm off the PCH: Vital Zuman Sustainable Farm
A peek into a working goat farm: Catapano Dairy
Looking at how cheese is made: Valley View Farm - The Creamery Tour

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Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.