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Students from Elite Cooking Schools Get Lessons in Valley’s Farm Fields

Culinary students from some of the nation’s top cooking schools traded their chef coats for sweatshirts to learn how food in the central San Joaquin Valley is grown. Ten students from The Culinary Institute of American’s Hyde Park campus in New York walked through broccoli fields during harvest in February, watched an almond orchard being plated and visited the sprawling Harris Ranch feedlot in west Fresno County.