While researching my ancestry, I read a personal memoir written by an early 1800's American settler in the Ozarks.
In describing his experiences he noted that "We always had plenty of vegetables to eat."
Many homesteads were on "40 acres and a mule". Along with chickens, a vegetable garden was just a part of day to day life.
Many new homes today barely have any yard, much less a garden.
And apparently, even less vegetables.
Stunning Survey Reveals Quarter Of Americans Have Never Eaten Vegetables
Here’s a look at the top 10 most popular vegetables among Americans:
Green beans 87%
And the most hated vegetables, according to the survey:
Brussels sprouts 21%
Butternut squash 20%
Disclaimer: I almost always have a small vegetable garden.
This year I still have Chard, Kale, BokChoy, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Onions, Peppers, Sweet Potatoes, Eggplant, Rosemary and Basil... rabbits and gophers too!.
I even have hydroponic tomatoes growing in a spare bedroom as I post this.
Edited by Rogerdodger, 08 October 2019 - 10:09 AM.