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The Fruits Of June

These syrup recipes are a great way to use every last herb in your herb garden. In our show, thyme and mint season some fresh cantaloupe and raspberries.

All month, we’ve been sharing recipes featuring fruit — from bananas and strawberries to watermelon.

Today, it’ll be raspberries and cantaloupe. While fruit is the centerpiece of our dishes, Chef Daniel Orr is actually showing us how to make herb-flavored simple syrups to drizzle on top.

“When you think of herbs, you think of savory things, but they’re great to make syrups with,” says Chef Daniel Orr.

From Harvest Public Media, farmers who want to work with big meat companies invest a lot of money in their operations with no guarantee of it paying off.

Small food businesses that don’t want to invest bucketloads of money upfront can rent professional kitchen space, and we visit one such facility in Bloomington.

Then, making ends meat on the farm means adopting new technologies, but not all growers are able to keep up.

Stories On This Episode

The Gamble Of The Farmers That Raise Our Chicken

Farmer Tim Mueller

Farmers sign multi-million dollar deals to do business with big corporations. It requires a major investment from farmers, who hope the investment will pay off.

High-Tech Farms Take Hold, How Do Nearby Towns Stay Afloat?

small town of Haxton

As each new innovation came to market, farmers who could afford it jumped on board. Those who could not were unable to keep up. And it's still true in Colorado.

New Source For Food Packaging: Food Waste

A wine box made from mushroom flesh sits in the grass

Several efforts are underway to turn food byproducts into food containers to curb plastic pollution and food waste at the same time.

Robot Farmers Preparing For Future Invasion

An automated  gardening  robot  tends to a raised bed.

Amid labor shortages and rising global demand for food, companies are developing better and smarter robots to fill gaps and boost production in the field.

Teamwork Makes The Dream Work At One World’s KitchenShare

ugo bars

What started as a way to centralize the production of pizza dough is now also an incubator for small food businesses. We go inside One World's kitchen share.

Herbs With Fruit, How Sweet It Is

Mint And Orange Syrup Over Raspberries

We’re making some herb-infused simple syrups to drizzle over fresh fruit we picked up at the market.

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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