The Local Food Report Archives | 2008

Below are Local Food Reports from 2008:

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Elspeth Pierson's daily blog

Elspeth finds locally grown popcorn on Martha's Vineyard and takes a look the snack's history.

Read more about popcorn.

ListenSausage making
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 industry's future.

Read more about bay scallops.

Elspeth learns how to pick the perfect pumpkin for Thanksgiving pie.

Read more about pumpkin pie.

ListenTurnip Seeds
Elspeth traces a line of Eastham turnip seeds through three generations.

Read more about Turnip Seeds.

ListenBoston 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 orchard technology.

Read more about Greening apples.

ListenIsland Cranberries
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 Shuck-Off champion

Read more about Oysters.

ListenShiitake Logs
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.

ListenPlum Crazy
Elspeth investigates the wild beach plum and recent attempts to tame it.

Read more about wild beach plums.

ListenA 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.

ListenCape Chardonnay, anyone?
Elspeth talks with winemaker Matyas Vogel of Truro Vineyards about their new, all-local Chardonnay.

Read more about local wine.

Listen12 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 that 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 differently than others.

Read more about melons.

ListenZucchini Panic
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 salad green and its move from backyard weed to farmers' market delight.

Read more about purslane.

ListenShy 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.

Map of locavore resources.

Local food resources including farmers' markets, community supported agriculture programs, and merchants.

E-mail us your ideas for local food stories. Or call our listener line at 508-548-9600 ext.103

The Local Food Report is produced by Jay Allison and Viki Merrick with help from Atlantic Public Media.