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A Flowery Farm Transition, And A Neighborhood Coffee Shop Gets A Nightlife

The porch at Hopscotch overlooks the b-line trail, and makes for some great people-watching (Kayte Young/WFIU)

On today's show, what happens when your neighborhood coffee shop becomes your neighborhood pub? We’ll ask the owners of Hopscotch Coffee what they were thinking when they launched their new beer menu.

And we hear from two generations of farmers on the same land, one reflecting on the past, one looking to the future.

That was a glacier. That was this very slow moving thing that ground up everything in its path. It ground up the fields, the fencerows, the farmsteads and finally the towns. Just leveled it. And we didn’t realize it at the time. It’s not like an explosion. By the time you realized what happened it’s too late. --Dave Bishop

Jackie Bea Howard is back with a toasty warm slaw for the fall,

And Harvest Public Media takes us on the floor of a farm trade show to check out the new toys.

Music on this episode:

House of Boos by LOWdown from the Free Music Archive

IAF Trolley by KieLoKaz from the Free Music Archive

The Earth Eats’ theme music is composed by Erin Tobey and performed by Erin and Matt Tobey.

Stories On This Episode

Farmers Take In The Latest Toys And Technology At Farm Progress Show

Low prices and tariffs have stressed the Midwest ag economy, but they haven’t slowed the sales pitches of companies vying for a piece of the farmer’s dollar.

Jackie Bea's Brussels Sprout Slaw

Serve this slaw warm or cool, and consider making extra to enjoy throughout the week.

Kira Santiago Talks Flowers And Farm Legacies With Dave Bishop

Aging farmers have important decisions to make about their land and the future of farming.

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