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Feta Cheese

Feta Cheese

The Local Food Report

Elspeth talks with Bonnie Alexander of Mermaid Farm and Dairy in Chilmark about making feta cheese.

Three Turnips

Three Turnips

The Local Food Report

Elspeth learns about three unusual vegetables in the turnip familiy.

Daikon Radish

Daikon Radish

The Local Food Report


Plymouth Pumpkins

Plymouth Pumpkins

The Local Food Report

Elspeth talks with Kathleen Wall, foodways historian at Plymouth Plantation, about a pumpkin dish likely served at the first Thanksgiving.

Trombone Squash

Trombone Squash

The Local Food Report

Elspeth talks with Darnell Caffoni of Boxwood Gardens in Orleans about an Italian variety of squash that's shaped like a trombone.

Hot Dogs!

Hot Dogs!

The Local Food Report

Elspeth discovers a local, all-beef hot dog at the West Tisbury Winter Farmers' Market on Martha's Vineyard.

This week, Elspeth talks with Noli Taylor of Island Grown Initiative, or IGI — a non-profit on Martha's Vineyard — about efforts to get food and farming into school curricula on the island. It's part two of a three-episode series.

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