The Unconventional Harvest: Grassland Organic Farm

The Unconventional Harvest: Grassland Organic Farm

I had just finished biking 30 miles in the hot summer sun and so I decided it was appropriate to take a quick rest on the dilapidated porch and admire the lush pastures speckled with beautiful dandelions that swayed gently in the cool breeze. Excerpt 2.

Hope Butter—Making Butter the Traditional Way

Hope Butter—Making Butter the Traditional Way

One of the only independent creameries in Minnesota, Hope Butter, is a century old business that continues to make butter the old-fashioned way. There have been strong years and slow years, but the last 10 have been increasingly successful. Featured at many of the top restaurants, at the Co-ops as well as in regular grocery […]

The Unconventional Harvest: On the Road to Find the Future of Food and Farming

The Unconventional Harvest: On the Road to Find the Future of Food and Farming

Why did I spend 5 months pedaling 4,300 miles across the country to rediscover our food system? Excerpt 1.

Interview with Lisa Weasel: Food Fray: Inside the Controversy over Genetically Modified Food-5

Interview with Lisa Weasel: Food Fray: Inside the Controversy over Genetically Modified Food-5

Lisa H. Weasel is a molecular biologist, an associate professor of biology at Portland State University, and the author of Food Fray: Inside the Controversy over Genetically Modified Food. This 5-part interview was conducted in February of 2010, and predates last month’s decision by the USDA to deregulate the production of roundup ready alfalfa; the […]

A Look at Small Scale Farming in Lucan, Minnesota

A Look at Small Scale Farming in Lucan, Minnesota

This episode tells the story of several different small scale farmers in and around Lucan, Minnesota, located 150 miles South West of the Twin Cities.