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Deconstructing Dinner: The Local Grain Revolution II

11 Sep 2008 |
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On this exciting part II of the Local Grain Revolution series, Host Jon Steinman travels along with the first grain CSA tour of Canada's first grain CSA. Members and farmers met for the first time, and members were given the opportunity to see the grain that would soon become their bread, cakes and pasta.
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Deconstructing Dinner: Backyard Chickens III (Farming in the City V)

28 Sep 2008 |
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Not long after Steve and Hazel took up urban backyard chickening, they sought the experience of Christoph Martens to teach them the art of slaughtering. Host Jon Steinman recorded the evening meal! Also, more from Bucky Buckaw and his Backyard Chicken Broadcast.
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Dr. Abby Gold on Local Foods and Food Deserts in North Dakota and Minnesota

22 Sep 2008 |
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Dr. Abby Gold is the Nutrition and Wellness Extension Specialist at North Dakota State University and the University of Minnesota. Today she talks with Brian Magee of Global Public Media about the "food deserts" that occur in rural food-producing areas,  nutrition, and promoting local foods in colder places.
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Crop to Cuisine: The Annual Pueblo Chile & Frijoles Festival

15 Sep 2008 |
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Pueblo is a town on Colorado’s Front range, about 45 min south of Colorado Springs. The town is fairly small, home to a little more than 100,000 people. But over one weekend every September, this small town almost doubles in size. Almost 100,000 visitors from all over the country, some from as far away as Hawaii and Alaska, come to celebrate the annual Pueblo Chili and Frijoles Festival.
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Crop to Cuisine: Colorado Goat Cheese & Denver's Harvest Week

18 Aug 2008 |
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This week on Crop To Cuisine, we talk with internationally acclaimed Haystack Mountain Goat Dairy. Haystack Mountain quickly worked its way onto the international culinary stage beginning in the late 90’s with an array of quality goat cheeses. Since then, they’ve grown by leaps and bounds, and continue to receive recognition all over the world.
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Deconstructing Dinner: Livestock Lost Series, Part III

31 Jul 2008 |
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The Livestock Lost series examines the farming and business of meat, dairy and egg production. It explores the known and unknown dangers of meat production and what people can do to source alternatives to what many would refer to as a cultural staple of the North American diet. Part III explores the interrelation between meat production and safe water supplies.
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Deconstructing Dinner: Livestock Lost Series, Part II

24 Jul 2008 |
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The Livestock Lost series examines the farming and business of meat, dairy and egg production. It explores the known and unknown dangers of meat production and what people can do to source alternatives to what many would refer to as a cultural staple of the North American diet. Part II looks at one community's experience with regulations on meat processing that made sale of local meat illegal.
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Crop to Cuisine: Innovations in Farming & Gardening

04 Aug 2008 |
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Around the world, we face the worst food crisis in a decade. Many factors effect the cost and availability of food. But regardless of the political, social, and economic influences, we need to rethink the way we grow our food. If people around the world are going to feed themselves, we need to stop thinking in the past. This episode of Crop To Cuisine addresses somewhat new methods of farming & gardening.
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Peak Moment: Helping Local Food Businesses Thrive

31 Jul 2008 |
View all related to local business | Local Food | Peak Moment Television
Wendy Siporen coordinates The Rogue Initiative for a Vital Economy (THRIVE), which helps small locally-owned businesses not just to thrive, but be more sustainable as well. A "Food Connection" directory enables local businesses to buy from one another. Their "Rogue Flavor" campaign helps consumers find locally produced food at farm stands, restaurants, and markets. Tasty ideas from the one-week "Eat Local Challenge: cooking classes, films, and cooking a meal made from all-local products from the growers market. Yum! Episode 121.
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Deconstructing Dinner: Co-operatives: Alternatives to Industrial Food IV (Community Farms Program) / Cross-Canada Trike Tour III

10 Jul 2008 |
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A new project in British Columbia is encouraging an alternative model of preserving agricultural land in light of rising costs of land. A farm that becomes a part of the Community Farms Program of BC is collectively owned in public trust, long-term leases are assigned for local food production, and farmers are housed on the land. Agricultural activities are small-scale and intensive, and are carried out by a group of people working collaboratively or cooperatively.