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Join me as I speak with Jim Weaver, Executive Chef, Restaurant owner, and author. Jim penned the book The Locavore Adventures. Jim is the founder of Slow Food in New Jersey to connect the many local farmers with restaurants and customers. Jim's focus on overall wellness and environmental responsibility in food production has made him a local celebrity.
Get empowered in your journey to wellness and learn about the simple things you can do the change the way you relate to food.
If you are in the Princeton area on May 20th (before the show airs), please head over to Tre Piani for your own locavore adventure and fundraiser to benefit the homeless and hungry. For more info check out the websit: http://ce.strength.org/events/taste-nation-princeton
Check out Jim's book on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Locavore-Adventures-Chefs-Journey-Rivergate/dp/0813551706/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1336935129&sr=8-1
Anne Maxfield was brought up in the early days of Julia Child, but back then what she really thrived on was the bounty of prepared foods. Onion rings in a can, on top of macaroni and cheese from a box, with those cute Vienna franks (also from a can), and there was a great dinner! Parents going out? Frozen pot pies, or even better, a TV dinner…bliss. Why whole grains and fresh vegetables, when there were cans or frozen foods?
Fast forward to a new century.
Anne Maxfield is a multi-talented serial entrepreneur. Her vision for the Accidental Locavore is to provide viewers with a person like them, to take the mystery out of farmer’s markets, and show them how she cooks with what’s local and fresh.
This trial run radio show is designed to connect the urban agriculture, backyard gardeners, "farm to table", "garden to kitchen" movements and supporting local food. We are interested in hearing from people all over the place and see whats growing in your area.
What is a Locavore?
Wikipedia defines it as someone who eats food grown or produced locally or within a certain radius such as 50, 100, or 150 miles. The locavore movement encourages consumers to buy from farmers’ markets or even to produce their own food, with the argument that fresh, local products are more nutritious and taste better. Locally grown food is an environmentally friendly means of obtaining food, since supermarkets that import their food use more fossil fuels and non-renewable resources.
In the first segment we will be taking calls about being a locavore as well as discussing the pros/cons of it. We will feature a call from Marilou K Suszko author and culinary instructor who will walk us through what Locavore Means. She is also author of the book, Farms And Foods of Ohio: From Garden Gate to Dinner Plate Available from Amazon.com through the show page link.
The second segment features our very special guest Craig Harmer, Product Development Manager for Spring Hill Nursery. Craig will be sharing with listeners some of the many ways that Spring Hill Nursery sources the oustanding products that they ship to customers across the US.
In the third and final segment we will be taking calls from locavores and Craig will be available to answer your questions! Craig will also be giving away a $25 gift certificate to the caller that we pick who also is a fan of our facebook fan-page! If the caller is not a fan, we pick another caller!
Locavore gardener Susan Huntman Speak joins us from her enormous AZ garden where she grows almost all her own produce, bringing tips for growing your own in nearly every climate. Susan answers questions about space requirements, the right plant for the right place, growing organic, canning and other storage methods to avoid waste and more. 100 sq ft or 10,000 sq ft, we've got a way to get you growing, taking back a piece of your food chain. Plus, Gordon and Susan tag-team this week's listener questions from your calls and online submissions. Find pictures of Susan's incredible garden on the web site.
Author, Locavore, Food Preserver and Urban Forager Leda Meredith joins the program to talk about her new column in Mother Earth News as well as how she got started in this most unique profession. Meredeth's recent book The Locavore's Handbook, is also a topic of conversation during this segment. You will be inspired when you hear Leda tell her story of eating locally for an entire year deep within New York City, and how she came to her skill as an urban forager. You will never look at your yard and public space the same way ever again.
Aaron and Susan von Frank from Greenville South Carolina join the program to talk about their farm which is their urban home's back yard. With ducks, raised beds and a few years of trial and error, the von Franks have created a delicious edible garden that feeds them and their neighbors. Make sure to check out their site at www.tyrantfarms.com
Meet the passionate and ebullient master chef Barton Seaver, champion of sustainable fishing, simple cooking and delectable eating. Barton is a National Geographic Fellow and an influential voice in the locavore movement. His TV series, In Search of Food, focuses on local farmers, chefs, and food specialists. In this first book, For Cod and Country, Barton introduces an entirely new kind of casual cooking featuring seafood that hasn’t been overfished or harvested using destructive methods.He'll give you tips on how to shop for fish, what fish are endangered and good substitutions. He's put together a great Seafood Decision Guide available for free on the National Geographic website at: natgeoseafood.com.
With most of our population living in cities, the concept of edible landscape is taking on new relevance. IAgriscape is an innovative solution to provide the education and expertise to help people from all over the world transform their home front or back yards into productive food gardens. With consulting as well as online training, with plans to have trained experts in all areas of the nation, iAgriscape is a great example of combining the best of modern technology to improve local food access, local communities and preserve resources. Justin Rohner, Arizona Based consultant of iAgriscape joins the program to share his enthusiasm as well as plans for a new project to be launched in the weeks that will enable people to access a complete online course for all aspects of sustainable home edible gardening.
From a blog post in December: "Our current food distribution system has placed the consumer very far from their food sources, and in the process has removed much of the consumers' ability to make healthy and safe choices. The next time you food shop, try to determine where the food came from, and how it got to you."
Read the full blog by clicking here.
Friday, June 17th. 11:00AM CT Growing Your Grub with Steve Howard. This week we will interview Food Gardening Motivational Speaker, Linna Ferguson. Linna s a Certified Square Foot Garden Instructor, a columnist for www.Examiner.com, and has been on the Emeril Green TV Show as an expert. Also known as "Linna the Locavore" we will discuss what a locavore is, and why we all should try and be one. PRN "Official Disclaimer" The views and opinions expressed on this program are not necessarily the views of this station, its management, sponsors, or other hosts. If you have comments or suggestions about this program, contact us at http://www.bepreparedradio.com/contact/.
This episode is based on a blog post from http://ordinary-bob.blogspot.com.
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