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Uh - what exactly is a 4-H, you say? Well, we're glad you asked.
4-H Clubs - an acronym for "head, heart, hands and health" - were originally set up by the United States Department of Agriculture to train the rural youth of America in hands-on skills like agriculture and raising animals.
Essentially, the goal was to make public school education more connected to the country life, while fostering a sense of community and personal responsibility.
The programs have since expanded to more urbanized areas and focused in on overall nutrition and well-being, but a number of clubs still get their hands dirty by helping raise and sell livestock to the likes of locally-driven chefs like Kelly Liken.
Kelly Liken is the executive chef and owner of Restaurant Kelly Liken in Vail, Colorado; she was also a contestant on "Top Chef" Season 7.
Five Reasons to Buy from Your Local 4-H: Kelly Liken
You say Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, we say the Food, Wine and Moonshine Classic in Our Happy Place. We chat and quaff with the makers of Ole Smoky Moonshine - and somehow manage to keep all our faculties intact.
iReporter Chris Morrow checks in from the San Diego Fair to say, "Fair food is gearing up and the new kid on the block is Fried Kool-Aid. Chicken Charlie's travels from fair to fair creating and frying up the ever so popular twinkies, brownies, oreos, ribs, and now Kool-Aid. Its like a beignet from Cafe Du Monde in the French Quarter with cherry Kool-Aid mixed in. Pretty addictive!"
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Also fried? Bull testicles at the Denver airport
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