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Sweet potatoes are an original in American diet

by Tim Baker, Northwest Region Horticulture Specialist

As we approach Thanksgiving, we are often reminded of the holiday’s origin, with images of Pilgrims and Native Americans celebrating a bountiful harvest. Certain foods are associated with the holiday as well, especially turkey. But vegetables played a role in that celebration too, with several crops that were native to the Americas. Native American crops that quickly come to mind include corn, squash

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