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When they finally realized that actually what they were doing was not farming but growing good, healthy soil, their farming practices became a lot more successful.
That’s author Daniel Tucker. He spoke with small farmers all over the country who are growing food and bringing it to customers in innovative ways. He’ll highlight a couple of the most interesting examples from his book Farm Together Now in the first half of our show.
Jeremy Bernfeld of Harvest Public Media also speaks with farmers to find out their reactions to Congress’ recent extension of the farm bill.
In the kitchen, Chef Daniel Orr makes a rutabaga mash and a warm collard green salad.
And, it’s off to Jeff Mease’s farm to meet his water buffaloes. That interview from our Earth Eats archives.
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Stories On This Episode
The final fiscal cliff deal ditched new legislation and merely extended parts of the bill that expired in October, leaving farmers exasperated.
"Farm Together Now" profiles the people who are experimenting with solutions to the broken American food system.
This recipe combines the rutabagas with potatoes for a twist on your traditional mashed potato recipe.
Jeff Mease is a local farmer and restaurateur who is now operating one of the few water buffalo farms in the United States.
As it gets colder, sturdy greens seem to thrive. And they deliver a sweetness that they don't have during their less rehearsed and sweatier summer performances.