Below are Local Food Rep
orts from 2008:
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Elspeth Pierson's daily
Elspeth finds locally grown popcorn on Martha's Vineyard and takes a look the snack's
Read more about popcorn.
Elspeth learns how to turn local meat into sausage.
Read more about dry cured sausage.
Elspeth discovers a plot of Cape tomatoes still growing in December.
Read more about hydroponic tomatoes.
Elspeth talks with local bay scallopers about the high price of their catch and the
Read more about bay scallops.
Elspeth learns how to pick the perfect pumpkin for Thanksgiving pie.
Read more about pumpkin pie.
Elspeth traces a line of Eastham turnip seeds through three
Read more about Turnip Seeds.
Boston Marrow Squash
Elspeth talks with author Gary Nabhan about the endangered Boston Marrow Squash.
Read more about Boston Marrow Squash.
Elspeth talks with South Coast apple grower Dorris Mills about new developments in
Read more about Greening apples
Elspeth explores the challenges of growing cranberries on an island.
Read more about island cranberries
Elspeth learns the delicate art of oyster shucking from a Wellfleet OysterFest
Read more about Oysters
Elspeth talks with Orleans mushroom farmer about how the Japanese shiitake made its
way to Orleans - and how it can be brought to any listener's backyard.
Read more about Japanese shiitake
Elspeth investigates the wild beach plum and recent attempts to tame it.
Read more about wild beach plums
A Bevy of Quail Eggs
Elspeth talks with an unlikely poultry farmer at the Orleans Farmers Market about his
egg laying flock.
Read more about quail eggs
and see pictures.
Cape Chardonnay, anyone?
Elspeth talks with winemaker Matyas Vogel of Truro Vineyards about their new, all-local
Read more about local wine
12 Tribes Pie
Elspeth talks with a mother, daughter, and grandmother from the Twelve Tribes community in
Hyannis, about selling seasonal fruit pies at the mid-Cape farmers market, and offers up a recipe th
has been passed down through all three generations.
Read more about pies
As the melon season winds down, we investigate a rumor that this year's crop turned out different
Read more about melons
We talk to farmers' market vendors and local gardeners to find out what to do with an over
abundance of the most prolific summer squash.
Read more about zucchini flowers
You've heard of mustard greens in a salad. But purslane? This week, we explore an unexpected
green and its move from backyard weed to farmers' market delight.
Read more about purslane
Shy Brothers Cheese
Four very bashful brothers bring the art of French Cantal cheese to Westport.
Read more about Shy Brothers Cheese
and see a photo of them.
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The Local Food Report is produced by Jay Allison and Viki Merrick with help from Atlantic Public Med