Northern & Central Midwest

August, 2003
Regional Report

Web Finds

National Sunflower Association
Even though it is geared to commercial sunflower growers, the home gardener can still make use of this interesting site of the National Sunflower Association. It's full of news, recipes, the latest research on sunflowers, access to Sunflower Magazine, and even a sunflower coloring book for children.

Local Buzz

Sunbutter's Coming to School Cafeterias
The USDA Agricultural Research Service reported in June of 2002 that there is a new product on the market that offers an alternative to peanut butter for those who are allergic to peanuts. Sunbutter is the first spreadable butter made from sunflower seeds that reportedly tastes good. And it goes great with jelly!

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