In this week's show, we meet Denice Rackley. She raises sheep and lambs with a team of border collies, but her dogs are more than just extra help on the farm.
In this week's show, we talk to an immigrant who runs a tea warehouse in Indiana. Backyard chicken farmers struggle to know what to do with over-the-hill birds.
In this week's podcast, we follow a backyard beekeeper as he adopts a new colony. And, rethinking antibiotic use in livestock with Harvest Public Media.
On the podcast, what was behind the White Violet Center's decision to get certified organic (again). And, millet isn't just for the birds anymore -- or is it?
In this week's podcast, Jennifer Meta-Robinson describes why the placement of the apostrophe is important to her definition of "farmers' markets."
Blogger Shelly Westerhausen says photos are almost more important than recipes. Stories from a fish fry. And, traditional farmers bring expertise to cannabis.
Salmon and turnips prepared with maple syrup. From roaster to coffee cup, at Hopscotch. And, planting other crops in corn fields to help protect soil.
Nicolette Hahn-Niman wants ranchers to change their practices to meet consumer demand. Radishes and kale on the plate. And, the GMO debate in Colorado.
Farmers collect money for CSA memberships now to fund expenses before the planting begins. For some, it's an important part of their bottom line.
What does it take to run a successful community supported agriculture program? A look at Indiana's popcorn industry. And, two types of pickles for spring foods.
Rose Hayden-Smith says growing food is an act of patriotism. Broccoli raab, the Italian way. Wild rice pancakes. And, locusts destroy pastures in Argentina.
Chef David Tallent now spends his work days in a different kind of kitchen. Cold weather growing takes some ingenuity. And, chocolate for dessert.
How have backyard chicken farmers reacted to the avian flu outbreak? Tacos with walnuts and fish. And, students run the grocery store in a tiny Nebraska town.
Gordon Edgar says all cheddar, from Kraft to Cabot, come from the same basic recipe. Converting farmland back to grassland. And, chocolate cake for dessert.
The compost at Bread & Roses is so active it's melting snow. Daniel Orr makes pasta spectacular. And, it takes energy to make those bags of pre-chopped veggies.
Breakfast hasn't always been considered the most important meal of the day. We bake biscuits and a savory Swiss chard pie. And, the sharing economy on the farm.
Homebrewers run into trouble scaling up their production because there isn’t equipment specifically made to accommodate the unique requirements of kombucha.
Kombucha brewers borrow from beer and dairy industries to increase production. Thin-crust pizza on the menu. And, buying and selling water rights in Nebraska.
In addition to some of our favorite stories from 2015, we examine the pros and cons of fertilizers. And, what we flush down the toilet could become energy.
Ellie Symes tries to keep her emotions out of her beekeeping, but it's never easy to watch a hive struggle.