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Planting Fruit Trees, Apples For Dessert, J&P Heritage Farm

Jerry and Paula Perron started farming after they retired. Chef Daniel Orr cooks with apples and sunchokes. And, fall is a great time to plant fruit trees.

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“Apples, apple cider, brown sugar and spiced rum. This is going to be a granite, or a granita, and that means a frozen ice or an Italian ice.”

Watching Chef Daniel Orr work his magic in the kitchen is always such a treat. Today, he’s making a fantastic fall dessert for us. Then, a soup using sunchokes and a one-pot dinner… also on today’s menu.

Seeds savers do important work preserving heirlooms varieties from generations ago. Harvest Public Media has that story.

We meet two farmers who started raising animals after they retired.

And a couple folks from the Bloomington Community Orchard come in to talk about planting fruit trees now as fall is setting in.

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Stories On This Episode

Heirlooms Passed Down By Seed Savers Exchange

Today’s gardeners likely wouldn’t have access to many of their favorite heirloom plants if it weren’t for the work of the Seed Savers Exchange in Decorah, Iowa.

Spiced Apple Cider Granita

Hold onto fall for just a little bit longer with this dessert recipe. It's like an icy mulled apple cider.

Give Your Garden The Gift Of Fruit Trees

It's late fall in the orchard. Not only are volunteers preparing the plants for winter, but new fruit trees are also ready to go in the ground.

Sunchoke Puree With Apple And Spices

This dish is an excellent topping for game, fish or vegetarian dishes.

Bamboo Steamer Makes A Mean One-Pot Dinner

Chicken and veggies cooked in one of the most healthful ways possible. Use this recipe as a starting point and then let your culinary imagination run wild!

Farming In Retirement: J&P Heritage Farm

Jerry and Paula Perron of J&P Heritage Farm have grown their retirement hobby into a small, pork-producing business

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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