"The last two weeks of March are an anxious
time for the spaghetti farmer," "There’s always
the chance of a late frost, which, while not
entirely ruining the crop, generally impairs the
flavor and makes it difficult for (the farmer) to
obtain top prices in world markets."
|HouseWifeMafia.com ~ The eMagazine For Women
|Courtesy of BBC News "Panorama"
The annual spaghetti harvest in the Swiss town of Ticino yields record crops!
There are significant differences and challenges
in spaghetti farming in Switzerland and in Italy.
The disappearance of the pesky spaghetti
weevil that has ruined so many crops means
that Swiss farmers have been rewarded with a
During the celebration of the harvest, farmers enjoy
eating a tasty meal. "For those who love this dish,"
"there’s nothing like real, homegrown spaghetti."
After picking, the spaghetti is laid out to dry in the warm
alpine sun. Many people are often puzzled by the fact
that spaghetti is produced of such uniform length, but
this is the result of many years of patient endeavor by
plant breeders who have succeeded in producing
to learn how you can grow spaghetti
in your own back yard!