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Latest Episodes

Have Sheep, Will Farm: One Family’s Search For A Farm Of Their Own

Lauren McAllister, Brett Volpp and young son Jasper in front of old red tractor with house and dogs in the background.

From walking a horse 6 miles on a rail trail to transporting 24 sheep in the back of a Chrysler minivan, these young farmers will find a way to get their animals, and themselves, to the farmland of their dreams.

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Top Shotta Jerk Chicken--A Food Truck With A History

Taneisha Henline with face mask and scarf around hair, in window of yellow and green food truck

Owner and Chef Taneisha Henline shares the story behind her flavorful chicken and why she wanted to share it with the Bloomington community.

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Growing Food, Raising Alpacas And Baking Scones

Interior view of a hoop house with many rows of plants and two people squatting in the rows working.

Take a dive into the Earth Eats archives to celebrate WFIU’s 70th anniversary.

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The Pandemic Reveals The Fragility Of Our Food Systems: An Interview With Elizabeth Dunn

Elizabeth Dunn standing in front of a bed of red and white tulips near the a limestone arched wall.

A decentralized food system could mean a more resilient food system. Immigration reforms could make a big difference, as well.

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Askinosie--A World Class Chocolatier In The Midwest

Shawn Askinosie standing in front of a storefront with a large white dog.

Shawn Askinosie talks about his chocolate factory in Missouri, and the difference between Fair Trade Chocolate and Direct Trade Chocolate.

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A Neighborhood Pop-Up Bakery With A Backyard Brick Oven

Keith Romaine wearing face mask cutting bread dough with baked loaves and baskets of dough on table, outdoor brick oven behind him and rainbow flag above.

Years in the making, a baker’s wood-fired bread oven dream finally comes true.

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Water, Flour, and Trust: Researchers And Citizen Scientists Unravel The Mysteries of Sourdough Starter

Erin McKenney smiles at the camera and holds up a jar of sourdough starter, a green wall and houseplants in the background.

Scientists are getting ordinary people to help them understand, for the first time, what's up with the microbes that give each sourdough starter its special funk.

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Internal Review Finds Environmental Agencies Violating Civil Rights

Overhead, distanced veiw of long warehouses and rectangular ponds in a valley.

A report from the Office of the Inspector General for the EPA found that state environmental agencies are falling far short of their duty to prevent discrimination, and cited a lack of federal oversight to enforce civil rights laws.

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In An Autumn Of Uncertainties, More Kids Can Rely On Free School Lunches

A girl in a bright pink shirt with a black face mask unpacks a sack lunch at a desk in a classroom. Other students are in the background

Over During the summer, schools and other community sites that offer children free meals saw soaring demand. Now school’s in session, and this term, at least, meals remain free for all kids. the summer, schools and other community sites that offer children free meals saw soaring demand. Now school’s in session, and this term, at least, meals remain free for all kids.

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Recipes

Savory Hand Pies with Greens, Olives and Feta

Close-up of small pocket pies with golden-orange pastry and a filling of cooked greens flecked with white cheese and dark olives, on a white plate with parsley in the background

These pocket pies are an almost decadent way of getting a healthy dose of greens.

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Apricot Almond Scones

Triangle shaped scones on a baking sheet.

These scones have some of the same characteristics of croissants -- layered, flaky and buttery -- but they're much easier to make.

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Apple Oat Crisp--Easier Than Pie

homemade apple crisp or crumble topped with vanilla ice cream in white bowl on linen napkin with apples in background

Head out to the apple orchard, or your favorite farmers market and stock up on apples this fall. They transform into this satisfying dessert in no time.

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