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Burgers, Root Veggies And Beer

Three recipes using root veggies like celery root and the tastiest veggie burger ever. Two farmers talk humanely raised livestock, and local beer goes big time.

celery root

Photo: benderbending (Flickr)

Celery roots may have a gnarly look to them, but they are delicious in our raw salad.

Wash Down Veggies And Beef With A Local Brew

According to the USDA, being certified organic means farmers produce crops and livestock “with the exclusion of all synthetic chemicals, antibiotics and hormones.” Fiedler Farms, located in Perry County, Indiana on the Ohio River, is one such certified organic farm. Jim Fiedler moved from New York City back to his family farm in 2002. They started off with cows and then added sheep and pigs to the operation. Rebecca Fiedler is especially passionate about their heritage breed pigs.

Hey vegetarians, this next recipe is for you — the Harrison Lake Garden Burger. After three years of enjoying all the food we eat here at Earth Eats, I can say very confidently that this is hands down my favorite recipe, and I am a meat eater! The beet vinaigrette adds so much color and flavor to this dish. It’s one of those sauces that’s good on just about anything.

Sun King Brewery in Indianapolis took home 8 awards at the recent Great American Beer Festival in Denver Colorado. Their success helped propel Indiana to the highest winning rate at the festival — 10 out of 52 entries. Liz Leslie stopped by the tasting room to speak with the two founders, both Indiana natives, Dave Colt and Clay Robinson.

Back into the kitchen at FARM Bloomington with Chef Daniel Orr. He’s collected a pile of root vegetables. He removes the tendrils and tough outer skin from the celery roots for our Celery Root Remoulade.

Yukon Gold potatoes will be the base for our final two recipes. Bubble & Squeak is an English dish with Brussels sprouts and Stoemp uses carrots and is from Brussels.

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Jim Fiedler: Raising Grass-Fed Beef On Green Acres

Jim Fiedler

Earth Eats' Annie Corrigan talks with Jim Fiedler, the man behind Fiedler Farms, about grass-fed beef and his return to Indiana after 20 years in New York City.

Our Delicious Veggie Burger: Harrison Lake Garden Burgers

veggie burger with beet vinaigrette dipping sauce

Garden burgers are a great way to use up lonely veggies in the crisper!!! Add all types of stuff to these from corn kernels to sautéed zucchini or eggplant.

‘Kings’ Of The Indianapolis Brew Scene

sun king team

"We're both Hoosier boys, born and bred," co-founder Clay Robinson says about himself and co-founder Dave Colt.

Raw Celery Root Remoulade

celery-root-salad

Stop passing celery root by at the farmers market. This simple salad combines the root vegetable with the familiar flavor of apple.

Potatoes 3 Ways: Bubble & Squeak, Stoemp, Simply Smashed

Bubble & Squeak and Stoemp

Yukon Gold potatoes have become a darling of chefs and home cooks alike. Here are three dishes using boiled potatoes, all prepared at the same time.

Annie Corrigan

Annie Corrigan is a producer and announcer for WFIU. In addition to serving as the local voice for NPR's Morning Edition, she produces WFIU's weekly sustainable food program Earth Eats. She earned degrees in oboe performance from Indiana University and Bowling Green State University.

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