with Elspeth Hay
An avid locavore, Elspeth lives in Wellfleet and writes a blog about food.
Elspeth is constantly exploring the Cape, Islands, and South Coast and all our farmer's markets to
find out what's good, what's growing and what to do with it. The program airs Thursdays at 7:30 on
Morning Edition and 4:30pm on All Things Considered, as well as Saturday mornings at 9:30.
Elspeth Hay's daily blog
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Local Food Report 2008 Archives
This week, Elspeth goes foraging for morel mushrooms with amateur mycologist Richard Bailey of
- previously -
Elspeth looks into the controversy
surrounding a proposed change to the
laws governing the sale of raw milk.
Edible Cape Cod
Local farmers markets
- and whether supply can keep pace with demand.
Elspeth visits a new 4H program
in Truro working to teach kids about growing
nuances of place
can influence the way an oyster shapes, looks, and tastes.
An Eastham coffee roaster talks about the art of selecting
a great coffee.
Edward Osmun of E & T Farms in West Barnstable
shares a method
he uses to fertilize salad greens with fish waste.
Elspeth visits a historic grist mill
on the Westport River.
A visit with Scott Morse of Great Cape Baking Company in Marstons Mills. He's
making cranberry apple cider donuts,
the bakery's local twist on an old New
Mary-Jo Avellar, author of the Provincetown Portuguese Cookbook.
She's been working for
years to learn about the food traditions
that her grandparents and other Portuguese
immigrants brought to Provincetown.
Elspeth visits again with Master Gardener Celeste Makely of Wellfleet. This time the conversation i
about tomato seeds
Master Gardener Celeste Makely of Wellfleet talks about the best seed varieties to order
for this year's summer
Truro resident and farmer Arthur Teubner
talks about how a simple attached greenhouse
can turn living space into food.
Elspeth talks with an Amherst couple that's started a Community Supported Agriculture program
for grains and beans.
Bianca Meleo of Silverbrook Farms in Dartmouth talks about a bumper crop of winter greens. More from
Elspeth visits the Plymouth winter farmers' market to find out about a new online ordering system
they're using in hopes of giving more people access to local food. Read Elspeth's blog entry
Joel Salatin, Part 2
Joel Salatin, Part Two. Salatin runs Polyface Farm in Virginia's Shenendoah Valley, and he was profi
Michael Pollan in his book The Omnivore's Dilemma.
Elspeth met him when he spoke this fall
at Cape Cod Community College. Read Elspeth's blog.
Joel Salatin conversation, Part One. More from Elspeth's blog.
Elspeth talks with a young Truro farmer, Drew Locke, about his plans to bring chickens back to his
On Martha's Vineyard, Elspeth learns about an unlikely collaboration between an Edgartown teaching
farm and the Dukes County jail. (rebroadcast)
Elspeth learns how to make popcorn for her Christmas tree. (rebroadcast)
Off the Land
Elspeth meets up with fellow local food blogger Tamar Haspel to bring us this story of
her attempts at self sufficiency on Cape Cod. And here's Elspeth's blog entry.
On a rainy day at the Falmouth Farmers' Market, Elspeth heard this story of Myrna Cook about the
orchard she inherited - and the dreams that came with it.
A story of searching for truffles in an Italian farm field.
Read more about truffles.
Elspeth explores the challenges of growing cranberries on an island.
Read more about island cranberries.
Boston Marrow Squash.
Elspeth talks with author Gary Nabhan about the endangered Boston Marrow Squash.
How to Fillet a Haddock
Elspeth learns how to fillet a whole haddock. Her teacher is also
her fiance, fishmonger
Alex Hay of Mac's Seafood in Truro, Eastham, and Wellfleet.
Eben Franks of Bourne gives Elspeth a lesson in apple cider
Elspeth goes a little further afield to talk with the organizers and participants of
new Gloucester-based Community Supported Fishery.
Elspeth talks with Kathleen Kadlik of Falmouth about how she got her start as
cheesemaker - and about the best way to eat Kadlik's top-selling gorgonzola burata, which they both
agree is with a pear.
Elspeth discovers table grapes at the Provincetown Farmers' Market.
Elspeth talks with folklorist Kathy Neustadt, author of the book Clambake,
about the end
of summer feasting ritual and what it means to the community of Westport.
Elspeth talks with Joe Beaulieu of Fairhaven about his new mobile meat-vending
Elspeth talks with Clare Bergh of Brewster about the Giant Cape
Gooseberry and its
cousin, Aunt Molly's Ground Cherry.
Elspeth talks with Stan Ingram, manager of Coonamesset Farm in East Falmouth,
this year's tomato blight.
Elspeth talks with Bob Wells of Eastham about growing blueberries. He's producing them
in a way that not only emits none of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, but that
actually has a negative carbon footprint.
Elspeth talks with a fisherman from Truro and a scientist from
Provincetown about a large school of striped bass that have congregated in the waters off the tip of
Elspeth discovers a new variety of blue potatoes being grown locally this
A Growing Business
Elspeth talks with Chris Fischer of Martha's Vineyard about a business
he's started to
help get more people into backyard vegetable gardens.
Elspeth talks with Todd Marcus of Cape Cod Beer in Hyannis about the brewing
Elspeth talks with Andy Pollock of Silverbrook Farms in Dartmouth about a crop of
unusual berries: currants.
Elspeth talks with Tim Friary of Cape Cod Organic Farm in Barnstable about how the
June rain affected this year's strawberry crop.
Elspeth talks with a professor and his students from the University of Massachusetts
Amherst about a new effort to get Brazilian crops growing on Martha's Vineyard.
Elspeth visits the Herb Farm in West Dennis to talk with
Worthington about her
amazing maze of lettuces.
Elspeth talks with several people in the codfish industry about new ways of managing
Elspeth talks with a Wellfleet chef turned entrepreneur who's trying to put together the
first farmer chef collaborative on the Cape.
Elspeth talks with Weston Lant from Lucky Field Organics Farm in Rochester about
to keep a healthy - and productive - rhubarb patch.
Read more about rhubarb.
Elspeth talks with Clare Bergh of Bon Terra Nursery in Brewster, about the 150
of tomato seedlings she's growing this spring.
Read more about tomato seedlings.
First Farmer's Market
Elspeth visits the first farmers' market of the season in Orleans.
Read more about the first farmer's market.
Elspeth goes on a hunt for wild wintergreen berries in
Read more about wintergreen berries.
Elspeth meets up with the owner of Ocean Song Farm in Cummaquid to learn how to
make chevre - goats' milk cheese.
Elspeth visits Martha's Vineyard to eat at a restaurant that once a week serves an
all locally-grown meal.
Elspeth goes to Dartmouth to talk with a father and son selling raw - or unpasteurized
Read more about raw milk.
Elspeth visits Bee School - that's honey bee school - in Barnstable.
Read more about Honeybees.
Elspeth looks into a new way for farmers to market their crops: community supported
Read more about CSA.
Elspeth talks with local food activist Roger Dorion of Scarborough, Maine, about the
new organic kitchen garden on the White House Lawn.
Read more about Eat the View.
Elspeth continues her coverage of the local bluefin tuna. She talks with biologist Molly
Lutcavage of the Large Pelagics Research Center in Durham, New Hampshire about
how the species is
doing in Cape Cod Bay.
Photo on home page provided by the Large Pelagics Research Center at the University
Read more about bluefin tuna.
Elspeth talks with bluefin tuna broker Robert Fitzpatrick about the state of the industry
on the Cape.
Read more about bluefin tuna.
Elspeth talks with cookbook author Dave Masch about an unusual edible gastropod.<
Elspeth visits a winter farmers' market in Pawtucket, Rhode Island to find out what's for
sale in the coldest months.
Read more about the winter market.
Elspeth talks with Dave Dewitt of First Light Organic Farm in Truro about his efforts to
get food and gardening into the classroom.
Read more about lettuce learn.
Elspeth talks with Orleans farmer Julie Winslow about an accidental crop of Red
Read more about kale.
Elspeth visits a farm off Cape to find out about an innovative rotational grazing
they're using to raise grass-fed lamb.
Read more about grass-fed lamb.
Elspeth delves into the world of maple syrup - and finds there's more than one tree
with the sweet
Read more about maple syrup.
Reichl on food and Obama
Elspeth continues her conversation with Ruth Reichl. This week, in recognition of the
Reichl talks about the politics of food and her hopes for the incoming Obama
Read more about Reichl on Food and Obama.
Winter food in Maine
Elspeth learns how renowned four season gardeners Eliot Coleman and Barbara
to keep growing in Maine even when there's snow on the ground.
Read more about Four Season Farm.
Elspeth heads out to Martha's Vineyard to learn about an unlikely collaboration
an Edgartown teaching farm and the Dukes County jail.
Read more about county jail cooking.
Elspeth talks with Gourmet's Editor-in-Chief, Ruth Reichl, about the evolution of our
interest in local food. Along the way, she discovers Reichl's recipe for a creamy
Read more about mushroom soup.
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