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High Bines And Harvest Brew For The Hub.

Crews from Indy High Bines and Upland Brewing Company join foces to havest hops. (Kayte Young/WFIU)

On this week's show, it's hops farm to brewpub with Indy High Bines and Upland Brewing Company. We'll follow the making of a special beer to benefit Mother Hubbard's Cupboard on their 20th Birthday.

Also on this week's show, Harvest Public Media and NET's Grant Gerlock share a story on soil conservation and the farm bill. Listen to On The Table podcast from NET to learn more about the farm bill.


Upland Brewing shares a birthday with Mother Hubbard's Cupboard (AKA, The Hub), a local food pantry and community food resource center in Bloomington, Indiana. They both started in 1998. Upland is honoring The Hub with a special, wet-hopped beer called Mother's Harvest.

To make this New England-style, Hazy IPA you need fresh hops. I met a crew from Upland out at Indy High Bines, a hops farm just south of Indianapolis, for the harvest.

The next morning, the Upland brewers get to work extracting that fresh hops flavor while the cones are still bright green and fragrant.

Music on this week's show by Dirty Three

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

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Michigan Resumes State Prison Food Service After Private Companies Fail

Michigan's five-year experiment to privatize prison food services lowered food quality and safety, sparked riots and cost the state millions of dollars.

Whole Wheat: Complete Genome Expected To Spark Research

Unlike corn and soybeans, biotech wheat has never been farmed commercially. This new gene mapping could change that.

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