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.
We follow donated produce from the supermarket to the soup kitchen. The competitive world of making gingerbread houses. Scientists are still stumped by PED.
Spending your holiday dollar on Christmas trees and homebrew kits. Butternut squash paired with gnocchi. And, breaking down the energy inputs that go into food.
When the garden doesn't grow, Phil Christenson isn't able to donate. Foods in the Jewish tradition. And, farmers' pocketbooks are strained by property taxes.
Joshua Ploeg's pop-up vegan dinner parties. Save the milkweed, save the monarch butterflies. Turkish red onion salad. And, Clara Moore's shopping tips.
Ducks, pumpkins and mushrooms slow-cooked in a fireplace. Whiskey 101, with Brad Dunn. Immigrant farmworkers' dilapidated houses can come with health risks.
We look at how food culture has inspired American artists. Green beans get the deep-fried treatment. And, who will work all the new agriculture jobs?
Amy Bentley looks at how feeding infants has changed since the invention of baby food in the 1920s. Tofu instead of oil in rouille. And, insects for dinner?
Stray pets cause problems for livestock farmers. As American diets change, ranchers change their methods. And, there's a chicken inside that pumpkin!
Savory bonbons and cauliflower popcorn are great party snacks. Curtailing antibiotic use in livestock. And, a life of food and music for Freda Love Smith.
A couple failed homebrewers pick up mead making. We enjoy some green pancakes, thanks to hemp powder. Farmers grow more corn to feed more livestock.
Meet Green Bean's Matt Ewer, lifelong food entrepreneur. George Hegeman has tended bees all his life. And, making soil feel young again with cover crops.
American cookbooks throughout the years, with Vivian Halloran. Pickled golden beets. And, giving farmers incentives to think about conservation when they farm.
Persimmons are falling! Louise Briggs adopted out her persimmon tree this year. We make persimmon jam and panna cotta. And, the effects of wet summer weather.
Growing a market for cultivated pawpaws, with author Andrew Moore. What is "organic" marijuana? And, a Caribbean recipe for cornmeal and okra.
Should we police how the phrase "farmers' market" is used? Recipes for pickled peppers, grilled chicken. Farmers address fertilizer runoff, water pollution.
Oak-rod baskets were made by farmers years ago. Now the practice is all but gone. Make challah with Muddy Fork. What Idaho's over-turned ag-gag law means.
Recipes to get you ready for fall foods. Preparing for a fall bird flu outbreak. And, Jennifer Meta-Robinson continues our conversation about farmers' markets.
What do you think of when you hear the terms "farmers market" and "organic?" Home brewing with some passionate amateurs. And, Daniel Orr's watermelon puree.
Husk it. Preserve it. Grill it. Corn is the focus today. Claudia Roden talks about the joys and difficulties of recording family recipes. And, homemade paneer.