AgriEaster: an Egg-citing History of Eggs and Easter

The history of eggs and Easter is a fascinating one.

If you’ve ever wondered what baskets of candy, chocolate bunnies, and colored eggs have to do with the religious side of Easter, you’re not alone. While there is no one connection that all historians agree on between present day and the history of eggs and Easter, there is a consensus that the rituals of decorating eggs, making nests, eating candy and telling stories of the Easter Bunny all have pagan origins, before the rise of Christianity. It was a time when agriculture was as prominent, or even more so, as it is today, but when people believed a bit of magic was useful on the farm too. Explore the connections between modern-day Easter and the history of Easter eggs.Read More

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AgAmericaEats: Lamb Recipes for Your Spring Table

Try one or more savory lamb recipes this spring.

Lamb dishes are popular around spring and Easter time. Lamb is commonly found on high-end restaurant menus, but it can be just as delicious on your family dinner table. Try one of these lamb recipes below for a savory meal the whole family will enjoy.Read More

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