A weekly series about our food and sustainable agriculture.
Halloween: A spooky Decorated Fondant Cake
Robin Hassett, of The Dessert Tray, sets a spooky graveyard scene on a seven layer fondant decorated cake. Hassett shows us how to work with this sweet play-dough like material to produce a frightening result that is sure to delight the child in all of us.
Harvest Time on the Farm
What started as a project selling corn from a small farm stand turned into a full-scale farm store that critically supports the farming operation of the farm. Harvest time is naturally their busiest time of year, not only for the harvesting of their food crops, it’s their public celebration, The Pumpkin Patch event, that celebrates the end of their growing season. We take a behind-the-scenes visit as they prepare for this event, and include a look at their 7-acre corn maze.
Urban Development and the Local Community Farmer
As cities grow outward, developers want more land to accommodate this growth. But what about the local farmer whose property once was in ‘the middle of nowhere’ but now faces a busy road and the ultimate possibility of being rezoned out of business? Are growing more homes and businesses in agricultural areas more important to a community than preserving working farms?