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Before We Eat


Before We Eat



Excellence in Children’s Literature, American Horticultural Society and National Junior Master Gardener Program

Adopted by the USDA Agriculture in the Classroom program

Moonbeam Gold Award


Before We Eat has been adopted by the USDA’s Agriculture in the Classroom program.


Before we eat, many people work very hard?planting grain, catching fish, tending farm animals, and filling crates of vegetables. With vibrant illustrations by Caldecott Medalist Mary Azarian, this book reminds us what must happen before food gets to our tables to nourish our bodies and spirits.


This expanded edition of Before We Eat includes back-of-book features about school gardens and the national farm-to-school movement.

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