A closer look at the natural food label

Amanda’s French Poppy Seed Dressing

Spring is a time when the days get warmer, and we all try to spend a bit more time outside. Rather than spending hours inside preparing meals, we’d all rather be outdoors. It’s also a hectic time across South Dakota as farmers get busy prepping equipment and making plans for their return to the fields. The state’s soybean farmers work diligently to produce healthy food for the people and animals who call South Dakota home.

Not only are farmers experts at growing food, many are equally talented at cooking it. Here are a few South Dakota farm family favorites that have stood the test of time and tastebuds. Some of these recipes and other farm favorites can be found at http://findourcommonground.com/the-kitchen-table/. You can also see what life is like for South Dakota farmers and how they work hard to grow nutritious crops and healthy livestock here: https://www.hungryfortruthsd.com/dev_flm_hft/#/page/29/topics/on-my-farm/

A closer look at the natural food label

French Poppy Seed Dressing


  • 1 cups Sugar
  • 1 cup oil
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 small Onion chopped
  • 2 tablespoons mustard dried
  • 2 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • green leaf lettuce
  • Chicken Breast cooked, chilled
  • Strawberries optional, fresh, for garnish
  • mandarin oranges for garnish
  • almonds slivered


  • Mix sugar, oil, vinegar, salt, onion, and dried mustard in a jar and shake every few hours.
  • Pour over green leaf lettuce (spinach or romaine) with strawberries or mandarin oranges and slivered almonds.