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Fall Favorites: Get The Garden Going, Two Fruit Recipes

'Tis the season to start planting your fall plants. Stephanie Solomon gives tips. Chef Daniel Orr prepares two dishes: apple butter and watermelon juice.

spinach sprout

Photo: ralphhogaboom (Flickr)

Stephanie Solomon says planting spinach is a good bet for any fall garden.

One of the thing people get stuck in in Indiana is thinking of the gardening season as starting in May and ending in October. These cool areas that we have, they can make for some really yummy crops.

That’s Stephanie Solomon, garden coordinator for Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard. The drought hasn’t stopped her from planting cold weather crops in the organization’s community garden. She gives some tips for gardeners out there who might be nervous about putting seeds in the ground.

Sarah McCammon of Harvest Public Media gets the farmers perspective on the issue of phasing out pork produced with gestation crates.

Author and farmer Eric Herm says his writing is an expression of his relationship with the land. He talks to us about his new book “Surviving Ourselves.”

Chef Daniel Orr has one apple tree in his garden in Columbus, Indiana. It doesn’t produce the prettiest fruits, but for the recipe for apple butter, it doesn’t matter.

He picked this watermelon from his garden as well. If you don’t want to get your hands messy eating a slice of watermelon, puree it into this refreshing juice.

Stories On This Episode

Crate Question Looms Over Pork Producers

pork gestation crates

Sysco recently became the latest company to announce it will phase out pork produced with gestation crates. Farmers worry they’ll be left picking up the tab.

Simple Pleasures: Watermelon Purée

watermelon puree

The juice from this gorgeous watermelon harvested fresh from the garden is accompanied by a few mint leaves -- and that's it.

Break Out The Biscuits For This Homemade Apple Butter

apples and spices cooking for apple butter

This recipe is a great way to use apples that maybe don't look the most appealing but still taste great.

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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  • Mmmm Bacon

    Rowles said. “These animals here are our charge; they are our moral and ethical responsibility to care for them in the very best way that we know how”
    Rowles is failing in the moral AND ethical departments. The way he and many other “producers” run their practices are NOT the best way we know how. They are efficient in getting as much product to the market with as little money out of and most money into the pocket of said producer.
    So does a producer who refuses to change with consumer demand deserve our sympathy?

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