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Posts tagged family farm

December 7, 2014

 

chris vosters selling kettle corn

Chris Vosters Find Comfort In Selling Kettle Corn

As farmer Chris Vosters navigates through the later stages of her life, she remains dedicated to serving her customers and cooking kettle corn.

November 13, 2014

 

farmer Grant Curtis climbs down from his combine

Failing Prices Put Young Farmers’ Dreams On Hold

With corn selling for nearly half of what it did in 2012, grain farmers are in the midst of a downturn and it’s hitting beginning farmers hardest.

October 23, 2014

 

Mariselina Simon and her son Pacifique

Young Immigrants Search For Home On The Farm

Farming is already more ethnically diverse than it was even a decade ago and immigrants of all stripes are working the land.

January 27, 2014

What's Growing 

Ajay Nair holding sweet potatoes

Making The Leap: How Niche Crops Go Mainstream

Diverting acres away from a major commodity to an un-tested crop is risky, but sometimes farmers can reap the benefits of innovation.

August 2, 2013

Community Collaboration 

carrying chickens in crates

Over-The-Hill Hens Donated To Local Food Bank

We follow 500 hens from the pastures of Schacht Farm to the warehouse of the Hoosier Hills Food Bank.

June 17, 2013

Multitasking 

cutting greens in the field

Gardening Stories, Farm Bill Updates, Farming Chefs

When Chef Daniel Marquis isn't cooking at Quay in Chicago, he's growing food on his family farm. Seasoned gardeners share their stories. We forage for cattails!

March 25, 2013

Winter Eating 

herbs packets for sale at Bloomington Winter Farmers Market

Frozen Local Foods Tasty For Consumers, Smart For Business

Teresa Birtles froze a portion of her fall harvest of heirloom tomatoes and blackberries to sell at market in the early spring.

July 14, 2012

Summer Living 

farmers walking in corn field

Voices From The Drought, Corn Two Ways, Street Food

Eric Herm and Steve Bright talk about how their farms are affected by the drought. We grill and preserve corn, and we eat street food in Ohio and Indiana.

January 28, 2012

Local From Plate To Cup 

celery root

Burgers, Root Veggies And Beer

Three recipes using root veggies like celery root and the tastiest veggie burger ever. Two farmers talk humanely raised livestock, and local beer goes big time.

May 25, 2011

Supporting Farms 

farm

Farm Subsidy Program Could Get A Make-Over

President Obama outlined a plan to limit farm subsidies so that farmers who make over $250,000 will not receive them, but the plan met resistance.

July 29, 2009

The Real Cost of Food 

steve bonney and daniel orr

Steve Bonney: Doing It Local For Nearly Two Decades

Steve Bonney of SustainableEarth.net talks about going local and avoiding misinformation about the cost of food in America.

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