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By in large, farmers are a very adaptable bunch. I think that is the number one skill for anyone in agriculture is adaptability.
The weather has certainly tested farmers in that way so far this season. But the show must go on, and that means it’s time for farmers markets! Robin Hobson of the Bloomington Community Farmers Market gives us some insider information about how it’s organized.
Unmanned aerial vehicles… on the farm? Harvest Public Media finds out what the benefit could be.
Organic gardening at a fire station.
Then Eric Brown talks about foraging for maple syrup, dandelion greens, and even turkeys.
And Daniel Orr cooks up some of those dandelion greens. So good you’ll forget they’re a weed!
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Unmanned aerial vehicles aren’t just for spies or for the battlefield. Farmers all over the country think drones can give them a leg up, too.
Despite record cold snaps this winter, organizers promise plenty of fresh produce on the first Saturday of the Bloomington Community Farmers Market.
Fire fighters are responsible for watering the newly installed garden by their building every other day. In return, they enjoy a wide array of fresh produce.
Author and homesteader Eric Brown worries that the record cold temperatures this winter will further delay the appearance of wild edibles.
Dandelions have many uses, one of which is the delicious dish we prepare for you today: Dandelion Greens with New Potatoes and Local Italian Sausage.