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Posts tagged alpaca

October 30, 2015


pain brie

Freda Love Smith, Finger Foods, What Now For Alpaca Farmers

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.

October 27, 2015


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Alpaca Bubble Burst, Backyard Farmers Pick Up The Pieces

It’s just one more chapter in a long line of agricultural speculative bubbles, from emus to chinchillas to Berkshire hogs to Dutch tulips.

October 30, 2014


birds on a persimmon tree

Hunting For Persimmons, Local Yarn, Have Bones Make Broth

Vicki Basman says look down to find the best persimmons. Then, Daniel Orr mushes up persimmon jam. A tutorial on making bone broth. And, the local wool economy.

October 28, 2014


Lorrae Moon of Yampa Valley Fiberworks coils alpaca fiber into a neat stack.

Like Food, Yarn Goes Local, Too

Some sheep ranchers have taken advantage of the local food movement to sell wool to customers at farmers markets.

June 7, 2014


high tunnel with crops

Touring The White Violet Center, Miscanthus, Berry Grunt

We spend much of today's show walking around the garden at the White Violet Center. Berries for dessert. And, does the Midwest have a new energy crop?

March 10, 2012

Know Your Food 

yarns from alpacas from Red Rosa Farm

Meet A Farmer: Cathy Crosson, Red Rosa Farm

Cathy Crosson's table at the Winter Farmers Market includes many different colors of alpaca yarns and over 300 varieties of heirloom seeds.

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