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Greens Become Saag, Tenderloin Sandwich, Drought Report

Megan Betz says working with community orchards is about people. A recipe for Indian saag. The best breaded pork tenderloin sandwich. Drought report from Colo.

To the big pan of greens, Chef Daniel Orr adds cumin seeds, cream and corn starch.

I grew up in the day and time when we had to do a lot of chopping and hard labor, and I said, ‘No, I’m going to college and I’m getting my degree and I’m going to work in the air conditioning.’

But Elisha Pullen is back on the farm because he likes to feel the ground under his feet. We’ll hear more stories from his farming life this episode.

Megan Betz describes how working with a community orchard is actually more about community building than about scoring berries for your breakfast.

Greens are on the menu with Chef Daniel Orr. He brings us a recipe for Indian saag.

An update from Great Plains farmers as they continue to recover from the 2012 drought.

And, the best breaded pork tenderloin sandwich is being made is a most unusual location.

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Stories On This Episode

Farmers On The Prairie Work Through Modern Day Dust Bowl

While big swathes of the Great Plains have partially recovered from the extreme 2012 drought, some sections are still desperately dry.

My Farm Roots: Touch The Ground

Farmer Elisha Pullen has grown accustomed to being the only person on his county road where he has room to stretch out.

Grab Some Greens: Indian Saag

Chef Daniel Orr has cooked all over the world, from France to NYC to the Caribbean. He brings that wide range of experience to this traditional Indian dish.

Second Servings: Bread Pork Tenderloin

Indiana’s pride is the breaded pork tenderloin sandwich. For a closer look, Traditional Arts Indiana hauled in a few experts to share their thoughts.

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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