The newly adopted Bloomington Food Charter talks about "honoring farmers." An update from Midwest farms struggling with avian flu. Two refreshing summer drinks.
Jana Wilson gives tips for raising chicks. What about birds at the end of their lives? Swiss chard plus cheese, with Daniel Orr. Why farmers burn their fields.
Abigail Carroll describes how the American breakfast has evolved. Daniel Orr makes steel-cut oats. And, kids form community over their food allergies.
Marcia Veldman talks about how customers' perceptions of local food have changed over the years. Seaweed in a salad. And, changing the definition of "farmer."
Amy Trubek studies taste and its connection to place. Bringing research to rural cancer patients. Local producers set-up shop at spring farmers' markets.
Microbiologist Rachel Dutton studies the bacteria that makes fermentation work. Green beans, nut brittle on the menu. Farmers have access to health insurance.
Strawberries serve as the inspiration for a smoothie and an art project. Eat like it's 1832 at the Hearthside Supper. Brad Dunn helps us navigate the wine list.
Researchers analyze a queen bee's gut. Problems with an organic checkoff. Yams for dinner. A look at one Pakistani-American family's hybrid food traditions.
Colleen Taylor Sen talks about her sixth book on Indian food. Daniel Orr uses that as inspiration for curried lentils. And, how federal farm payouts work.
Two stories about meat in America. We start seeds in the hoop house at Bread & Roses Gardens. And, taste-bud expanding marshmallows with 240sweet.
At Straight Creek Valley Farm, living "off-the-grid" doesn't mean doing without creature comforts like cell phones and Keurig coffee.
Christine Tailer lives off the grid but not without creature comforts. Pickled eggs and quinoa on the menu. Clara Moore tells us how to shop like a chef.
Michael Farrell talks about the future of maple sugaring. Tim Burton ages his syrups for enhanced flavor. Two bread bakers balance precision with creativity.
Cockrall-King is the author of "Food and the City." She explains how city dwellers have made urban agriculture fit the needs of their specific community.
We go around the world of urban gardens with Jennifer Cockrall-King. Harvest Public Media has two stories about dairy. Brussels spouts plus polenta on the menu.
Let your kids experiment with making food. Sarah Elton tells us why. We tap maple trees. Kale and chocolate for our snacks. And, carbon in the Corn Belt.
Today is our 300th episode! We commemorate the milestone with an interview with Wendell Berry. And, what organic farmed fish could mean for other organics.
A day on, not a day off, for local food organizations. Haggis and mashed rutabaga for Burns Supper. And, ranchers get critical of federal beef checkoff program.
Folklorist Maria Kennedy says noisy processions into apple orchards are meant to wake up the cider trees and scare away evil spirits.
Mulled wine and chicken mushrooms on the menu. A new super-herbicide brings new concerns. Tips for beginning backyard chicken farmers. And we go a'wassailing.