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August 18, 2012

Pick A Peck 

pepper plant

How Hot Do You Like It? Hot Peppers For Hot Weather

Spicy food on the brain today. Chef Daniel Orr makes a pepper relish. Then we visit a local chile farmer and a pop-up garden next to a downtown fire station.

July 5, 2012

Lunchtime Tradition 

rugbrod, carrot and beet open-faced sandwiches

Carrots And Beets Served The Danish Way

Smørrebrød, Danish open-faced sandwiches, feature oven-roasted beets and carrots purchased from an area farmers market.

June 21, 2012

Food Preservation 

sandor katz and art of fermentation

Reclaiming The Old Ways: Fermentation Expert Sandor Katz

With his new book, Sandor Katz hopes to empower people to reclaim the ancient processes of fermentation.

May 28, 2012

Eat My Food 

orange tree

Gardener Seeks Eater: Finding Good Homes For Excess Produce

Pick My Crop connects gardeners with excess produce with eaters in their area to save fresh food from a rotten fate.

May 22, 2012

Food Snobs 

USDA Organic neck stamp

Organic Foodies Debate: Are We Jerks?

Do your attitudes about food say anything about other aspects of your ethical life? That was the question posed by a new study.

May 8, 2012

Fruity Dip 

Mango Plum Salsa

Mango-Nectarine Salsa

You can make it chunky for dipping, or cut everything much more finely and use as a sauce or side for shrimp, fish or chicken.

April 30, 2012

Mexican Fiesta 


Salsa Verde With Fresh Tomatillos

This is not a raw salsa. We’re going to roast these vegetables off and get them a little carmelized.

April 14, 2012

'Tis The Season 

bedding plants for sale at the farmers market

Bloomington Community Farmers Market Rings In 38th Year

It wouldn't be spring without the Bloomington Community Farmers Market. For the 38th year, farmers and community members come together to celebrate local food.

March 30, 2012

Help For The Hungry 

community kitchen of monroe county

Spring At Community Kitchen Means Fresh, Seasonal Veggies

Executive Director Vicki Pierce credits the entire community, including home gardeners, for donating fresh and seasonal foods to the Community Kitchen.

March 29, 2012

Green Space 

front yard garden

Front Yard Gardens: Friend Or Foe?

Gardens are no longer relegated to backyards. Some green thumbs are moving their veggie plots to the front of their houses.

February 19, 2012

Tips And Tricks 

olive oil on water

How To Cook With Extra Virgin Olive Oil The Right Way

Extra virgin olive oil is my number one oil of choice and I use it in sauteing and frying -- and I eat it raw.

February 7, 2012

Picture Perfect 

green beans

A Picture May Be Worth A Thousand Veggies

How do you get a kid to eat more veggies? Don't tell them, show them.

January 27, 2012

Do You Want Fries With That? 

Michelle Obama sitting in a school cafeteria, sharing lunch with elementary school students.

Mostly Positive Responses To New School Lunch Guidelines

Critics and commentators have weighed in on the First Lady's new school lunch guidelines, and potato farmers are the only ones complaining.

January 7, 2012

Cold Weather Favorites 

three water buffalos

Water Buffalo, Bison Two Ways, Rutabaga Mash

We visit Jeff Mease's farm in Indiana to meet his herd of water buffalo. Then we use potatoes, rutabagas and bison meat in three hearty, winter dishes.

November 18, 2011


Leigh Bush By Her Cold Frames

Ask A Gardener: Successful Cold Weather Gardening

Jami Scholl doesn't put her garden to bed once the ground starts to freeze -- she continues to grow food. Read her advice for gardening throughout the winter.

October 21, 2011

Potato Victory 

tater tots

Senate Says Yes To Spuds In School Lunch

In a blow to combating obesity, the Senate decided all vegetables on school lunches were safe, including potatoes (fried and otherwise).

October 19, 2011

School Lunch Rock Star 

Sarah Wu Is Mrs. Q

School Lunch Crusader Mrs. Q Out From Behind The Curtain

After anonymously blogging about her experiences eating school lunch for a year, Chicago Public Schools teacher Sarah Wu has now revealed her identity.

October 17, 2011

Reporting From The Farm 

Rachel Beyer of Stranger's Hill Organics

Stranger’s Hill Organics And The War On Weeds

Fighting weeds is probably the biggest challenge for organic farmers. Rachel Beyer and Ben Smith of Stranger's Hill Organics give some tips.

October 9, 2011

Green Thumb 

baby broccoli plant

Beginners Guide To Gardening: Crop Rotation

Crop rotation is a practice that has been around for centuries with proven benefits. Best of all, it requires no chemical fertilizers or pesticides!

October 7, 2011


Bicycle At The Market

Young Farmers Peddle Vegetables On The Street

Road bikes are the preferred form of travel and mode of commerce for the operators of Quail Bone Farm in Columbia, Missouri.

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