“You don’t see these wonderful things in nature if you’re not outside in it. And to me, maple syrup is just one more opportunity to be outside, immersed in nature.”
This week on Earth Eats Associate Producer Alex Chambers shares his Sound Portrait from Maple Syrup Day at Unionville Elementary School, just outside of Bloomington Indiana. Shane Gibson, of Sycamore Land Trust joins outdoor educators Neil Kintanar and Katie Hammaker of Bradford Woods for a full day of practical sugaring skills and maple syrup history.
Then we’ve got a couple of recipes from the archives to put that maple syrup to good use.
We’ll start with a story from Harvest Public Media, about a meat and dairy surplus in the US, and where the excess food ends up.
Music Heard On This Episode
Lee Rosvere, Music for Podcasts 5
And Brandon Davis/Electric set
Stories On This Episode
We’re going to do something very Hoosier with turnips today, pairing them with some local maple syrup from Burton’s Maplewood Farm.
This recipe will make you long for spring, but the aged maple syrup will taste complex, just like a fall afternoon.
A combination of factors have led to a surplus of meat and dairy in the US. Some food banks are getting creative with distributing the windfall.