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Tea Tasting With Guy Paranavitana, Beets+Fennel Salad

In this week's show, we talk to an immigrant who runs a tea warehouse in Indiana. Backyard chicken farmers struggle to know what to do with over-the-hill birds.

tea cup and tea leaves

This one is called tzimmes. It’s a Passover food and what it represents is kind of the sweet and sour of life.

Daniel Orr in the kitchen, with a mountain of root vegetables and dried fruit.

In the second half, his favorite way to cook beets is roasted in an oven. He then combines them with fennel and feta.

From Harvest, we dig into why some farmers and ranchers are bucking the trend and throwing their support behind free trade agreements.

Backyard chicken farmers make tough choices about their over-the-hill birds.

And, a million pounds of tea leaves can make about 70 million cups of tea. That’s how much tea a Columbus, Indiana business owner used to process yearly in his Sri Lankan facility. He now owns a tea warehouse in south central Indiana. What happened in between is quite a story. We visit Guy Paranavitana at his Empire Tea Services.

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Farmers Back TPP Deal To Stay Competitive

Free trade agreements open the door to get more American beef, soybeans and rice into other countries at more competitive prices.

Carrot, Apple And Sweet Potato Tzimmes

Just in time for your garden to start producing, clean out the final few root veggies from your pantry and make this tasty traditional dish.

Beets, From Seed To Salad

Here's a primer for growing beets, roasting beets and serving them in a salad.

Chicken Farmers Weigh End-Of-Life Decisions For Their Birds

Hens can live up to ten years but they only lay eggs for about five. That’s when most birds end up on the chopping block. But in cities, it’s more complicated.

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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