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November 29, 2015

Traveling Dinner Party 

joshua ploeg in kitchen

All Are Welcome At Joshua Ploeg’s Pop-Up Vegan Cafe

What if cooks toured the country like musicians? And what if they gave their “performances” in your dining room? Joshua Ploeg is doing just that.

October 30, 2015


freda love smith and Red Velvet Underground

Baking Bread And Dropping Beats In “Red Velvet Underground”

Freda Love Smith's memoir chronicles her life as a rock drummer and food lover. She tells stories of how those two worlds have collided in some unexpected ways.

October 23, 2015


james robinson and

From Homebrew To Mead… The Evolution Of A Couple Oddballs

The guys of Oddball Fermentables are crafting mead and cyser, or as they call it, "wine, made by guys who like beer."

August 28, 2015


Bloomington Hop Jockeys at Brewers Cup

Homebrewing 101 With The Bloomington Hop Jockeys

The Bloomington Hop Jockeys have been meeting since 2004 to promote Homebrewing in Southern Indiana.

May 6, 2015


michael moss

Greater Health Awareness Slowly Changing Food Giant Ways

Journalist Michael Moss argues food companies have been deliberately bumping up the salt, sugar and fat levels in processed foods to get us hooked.

February 27, 2015


erecting wind power tower

Christine Tailer’s DIY Country Life

At Straight Creek Valley Farm, living "off-the-grid" doesn't mean doing without creature comforts like cell phones and Keurig coffee.

February 13, 2015


Jennifer Cockrall-King and Food In The City

Urban Farming Worldwide With Jennifer Cockrall-King

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.

December 7, 2014


chris vosters selling kettle corn

Chris Vosters Finds Comfort In Selling Kettle Corn

As farmer Chris Vosters navigates through the later stages of her life, she remains dedicated to serving her customers and cooking kettle corn.

November 18, 2014


nicolette hahn niman and defending beef

“Defending Beef” Means More Grass

Author and rancher Nicolette Hahn Niman says her book "Defending Beef" is a constructive criticism of the beef industry.

September 25, 2014


American Guinea Hogs

Farming In Retirement: J&P Heritage Farm

Jerry and Paula Perron of J&P Heritage Farm have grown their retirement hobby into a small, pork-producing business

August 17, 2014


Emily Robbins and her father, Vic

My Farm Roots: She’s Her Dad’s ‘Son’

Emily Robbins wanted to be outside and hang out with her dad, so getting to drive tractor was a natural thing.

August 10, 2014


potluck table

Community Potluckers Celebrate ‘Bounty Of The Moment’

Nancy Vienneau has organized a community-wide potluck in Nashville for five years. Her cookbook includes 30 recipes from potluck participants over the years.

July 8, 2014


spike carlsen The Backyard Homestead Book of Building Projects

Build It Yourself: Flowerpot Smoker With Spike Carlsen

Spike Carlsen says building is a lot like cooking. His Flowerpot Smoker combines the two into one ingenious outdoor gadget.

June 16, 2014


upland beer draught beer

UpCup Celebrates Brew-It-Yourselfers

At the seventh annual UpCup Homebrewing Competition, homebrewers compete for a chance to have their beer produced and sold by Upland Brewing Company.

June 14, 2014


rose hayden-smith and book cover

Liberty Gardens Of World War I Updated For Today

Rose Hayden-Smith says the message of connecting the food supply with national security can be updated for today.

May 30, 2014


cows grazing in a field in the fall

A Farmer And A Chef Walk Into A Bar…

Farmer Dave Fischer and Gregg Rago of Nick's English Hut joined forces almost a decade ago to get locally-raised meats onto customers' plates.

May 23, 2014


cuts of meat

Follow The Meat, From Fischer Farms To Sander Processing

Dave Fischer credits his relationship with Sander Processing as one of the main reasons he is able to sell his products directly to area restaurants.

May 16, 2014


farmer adam phelps in front of greenhouse

Try, Try Again With Beginning Farmer Adam Phelps

From a deer infestation to exceedingly wet spring weather, Adam Phelps has learned to deal with all sorts of adversity in his first three years of farming.

May 9, 2014



Food Policy Councils: Politics From The Ground Up

Mark Winne describes how food policy councils can advocate for change in the local, regional and national food systems.

April 18, 2014


Will Allen speaks with Indiana University students

Campus Gardens Serve As Training Grounds For Young Farmers

Urban farming pioneer Will Allen says campus gardens, like the one at Indiana University, are popping up all over the country.

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