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Quinoa Is All The Rage, Food Justice With Marcia Veldman

Marcia Veldman talks about her obsession with gardening and how she strives for food justice through her work at the farmers market. And, quinoa is on the menu!

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Photo: Eoban Binder/WFIU

Rainbow quinoa is a combination of white, red and black varieties.

It sometimes feels like an addiction, but for the most part I think it’s a healthy addiction. Although, sometimes when I’m standing up from the ground and it’s taking a while to straighten out my knees I kind of wonder.

That’s Marcia Veldman, coordinator of the Bloomington Community Farmers Market. In part two of our conversation, she talks about her obsession with growing and what food justice means to her.

From Harvest Public Media, thanks to budget cuts, there may be fewer dollars allocated for conservation of land.

We speak with the author of a new cookbook all about quinoa, and that’s the ingredient of choice for Chef Daniel Orr today as well.

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Conservation Acres Harder To Come By

Berdo on terraced field

With Congress tackling a new farm bill this spring, farmers may end up with access to fewer dollars for conservation.

“Quinoa Revolution” With Carolyn Hemming

quinoa revolution and quinoa sisters

Brownies, yogurt and berries, pudding... Quinoa can be used in a variety of applications! Carolyn Hemming's new cookbook sings the praises of the edible seed.

Quinoa: Taste The Rainbow

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This simple side dish would work well as a bed for grilled salmon or as filler for a sandwich.

Three Refreshing Non-alcoholic Summer Drinks

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Cool off with three refreshing summer drinks on today’s episode of Earth Eats - lavender lemonade, apple juice with sage and a sour cherry fizz.

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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