A weekly series about our food and sustainable agriculture.
Ann Forsthoefel talks about the learning curve she has experienced developing her small scale aquaponics system of growing food she plans to sell to local markets.
Chef Robert Wiley shows us how to do a traditional southern style fish fry with fresh catfish and hushpuppies.
Aquaponics is a method of raising produce and fish together within a mutually benefiting system where the fish provides the nutrients for the plants, and the plants grow without soil, or for the need of additional nutrients. Chef Robert Wiley demonstrates how to make a classic fish fry with marinaded catfish and homemade hush puppies.
Farmer Tom DeNoble of DeNoble Farm Fresh talks about the crops he grows in winter, and the special role that colder temperatures play with his brassica crops.
When it comes to farming through the winter months, Tom DeNoble of DeNoble’s Farm Fresh Produce in Tillamook is no romantic. “Winter farming is a big gamble,” he said. “It’s like rolling the dice every year.”