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Eggplant Taco, Bee Hotel, Two Friends And Their Local Burger

We look at the business relationships behind a local burger. No meat on our eggplant and cabbage tacos. And, is wet weather new normal for Midwestern summers?

Arlyn Llewellyn (right) is the chef and co-owner of Function Brewing in Bloomington, Indiana. She speaks with Earth Eats' Annie Corrigan.

It’s kind of what all of us really want to do when you have an independent, smaller restaurants, where you can trust the person who is raising your beef and processing your beef.

Gregg Rago of Nick’s English Hut talking about his relationship with farmer Dave Fischer. We hear how relationships are the key to getting local food onto local menus.

It’s been oh so very rainy this summer. Harvest Public Media says this could be a sign of what’s the come for the Midwest.

Researches are constructing apartment complexes for bees.

And, Chef Arlyn Llewellyn is making some vegetarian tacos for us, featuring local cabbage and eggplant.

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After Stormy Spring, Farmers Could Face More Violent Weather

This season's storms aren't a fluke. They're one consequence of a century long pattern in which the Midwest has gotten as much as two degrees warmer.

A Farmer And A Chef Walk Into A Bar…

Farmer Dave Fischer and Gregg Rago of Nick's English Hut joined forces almost a decade ago to get locally-raised meats onto customers' plates.

Bee Hotels Give Native Species A Place To Call Home

Hotels are made for solitary bees that don't swarm or have a hive. Researchers hope they will preserve bee habitat and allow for research on population decline.

Chipotle-Marinated Eggplant Tacos

Instead of throwing tofu, seitan or another meat-substitute on the grill this Fourth of July, use whole foods like eggplant to take the place of meat.

Creamy Cilantro-Lime Slaw

Let this cabbage slaw sit for a couple days or serve it right away. Either way, it makes a fantastic topper on tacos.

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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