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June 23, 2015


jackie howard with root beer

Better-Than-Bottled Root Beer

Howard got the idea to make root beer when she met a farmer who sold sassafras bark. She describes her signature recipe as something similar to a sweet tea.

April 10, 2015


chicken of the woods mushrooms

Taste Of Place, Voices Of The Market, Local Food In Wyoming

Amy Trubek studies taste and its connection to place. Bringing research to rural cancer patients. Local producers set-up shop at spring farmers' markets.

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.

May 10, 2014


sourdough bread at feast

Bread Baking At Feast, Food Policy Councils, Ramps

Quick! Pick up some ramps from a local forager and pickle them. Mike Siberz has become one with the bread at Feast. And, Mark Winne talks food policy councils.

April 28, 2014


Neglected apple orchard

Dumpster Diving, Gleaning Result In Tasty Apple Dessert

My investigative research into the subculture of dumpster diving culminates with my own dabbling into dumpster foraging and gleaning at an orchard.

April 5, 2014


dandelion in the snow

Spring Foraging Off To Slow Start

Author and homesteader Eric Brown worries that the record cold temperatures this winter will further delay the appearance of wild edibles.

April 4, 2014


sweet potatoes at farmers market

Farmers Market Seaon, Foraging For Dandelions, Ag Drones

Believe it or not, it's time for farmers markets! Robin Hobson gives us a behind-the-scenes view. And, will the wacky winter weather impact wild edibles?

March 10, 2014

Greening Your Bookshelf 

book covers

5 Must-Read Food Books For Spring

We’ve gathered a list of new additions to your bookshelf that will inspire you to eat local, forage wild edibles and get your green thumb on.

December 14, 2013

Surf And Turf 

three eggs in hand

Fishing And Stewing Oysters, Snowbirds, Shake-Up Cocktail

Today, we fish for wild oysters in Nicaragua and give chickens a break from laying eggs. Daniel Orr shares a cocktail recipe perfect for holiday entertaining.

December 12, 2013

Traditional Dish 


Oyster Soup Fresh From Pearl Lagoon

Even if you can't get your hands on oysters fresh from the ocean, this soup from Pearl Lagoon will be a tasty dish to warm you during the cold months.

October 22, 2013


persimmons and persimmon jam in white pot

Persimmons Are My Jam

Sure, persimmon pudding is the traditional way to enjoy this wild fall delicacy. But why not turn your persimmons into jam and enjoy them through the spring!

October 18, 2013

Indiana banana 


Paw Paw Cookies, Puh-Please

Paw paws are called Indiana Bananas not just because they grow all over the state through the fall, but because the fruits' tastes and textures are similar.

August 31, 2013

Tooty Fruity 


Canning Is A Ball, Fresh Fruit Become Drinks, School Gardens

Since we're doing a lot of food preserving right now, it's fitting that we learn more about Ball jars. And, fresh watermelon juice and a blackberry liqueur.

August 30, 2013



Forage-Fresh Blackberries Get The Cordial Treatment

These blackberries might be a bit too tart to enjoy on your breakfast cereal, but they are perfect for making a fruity liqueur.

July 13, 2013

Foraging Fun 

Adam Hintz

Dining On Nettles, Milkweed And Dandelions

Adam Hintz is an avid forager, or someone who harvests uncultivated food – like acorns that fall along the bike path or dandelions growing in the backyard.

May 11, 2013

Wet Spring 

two buttercup chicks

Wild Edibles, Solar Power And Baby Chicks

Jana Wilson introduces us to her 5-day-old Sicilian Buttercup chicks, Didi Emmons loves cooking wild edibles, and strawberry shortcake for dessert!

April 27, 2013

Fun With Fungus 

Mycelial Network

From Mulch To Mushrooms

After two years of decomposing, the piles of leftover wood chips at Bread & Roses Gardens will soon sprout mushrooms thanks to hungry mycelium.

April 19, 2013

A'Hunting We Will Go 

morel mushrooms

Second Servings: Morel Mushrooms

Morel mushrooms fruit in the spring, signaling a Hoosier tradition of hunting the wooded areas. Traditional Arts Indiana learns more about these elusive fungi.

October 27, 2012



Traditional Persimmon Desserts And Winemaking At Oliver

The catawba grapes we harvested last week are now being turned into wine at the Oliver Winery. And, persimmon desserts are favorites during the fall in Indiana.

June 2, 2012

Unexpected Breakfast 

cattail pollen muffins

Cattails: The Supermarket Of The Marsh

Cattail pollen is often used in pancake recipes. We're changing it up a bit with this recipe for muffins.

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