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When you buy from a local farmer, you’re making a direct investment in your community. Author Anna Lappé, sustainable food advocate Anim Steel, and chef Bryant Terry discuss the many benefits of eating local. What does it mean to eat locally? Anna Lappé: “Buy local” campaigns are popping up all across the country. The principle ... READ MORE 

Heirlooms

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Heirloom produce brings diversity to the table, and put us in touch with traditional foods that have been nurtured by farmers for centuries. Eatwell Farm’s Nigel Walker and chef Bryant Terry explore the value of heirloom varieties. What is an heirloom tomato? Nigel Walker: Everybody asks me that. Heirloom seeds are brought from countries all ... READ MORE 

Farmers Markets

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Farmers markets offer a direct experience of food and community. Author Michael Pollan and chef Bryant Terry celebrate the many benefits of shopping at farmers markets. What excites you about farmers markets? Michael Pollan: We’ve had an explosion of farmers markets. Their number has doubled in the past 10 years. There are almost 7,000 farmers ... READ MORE 

CSA

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Community-supported agriculture (CSA) programs give us a direct connection with the source of our food. Organic farmer Nigel Walker describes how CSAs benefit farmers and communities, and shares why it’s important to know your farmer. What is a CSA? Nigel Walker: CSA is a unique concept in buying produce. Basically, it means that you, the ... READ MORE 

Michael Pollan, “From the Soil”

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Eating offers us an intimate connection with the soil. Food journalist Michael Pollan describes the nutrient cycle that starts and ends with dirt. (Read the blog post.) If you enjoyed this clip, you can buy our entire collection of 54 bite-sized videos, along with our award-winning PBS special, in the Nourish store.... READ MORE 

Michael Pollan, “Food Chain”

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Understanding the story of our food means tracing its path from seed to table. Author Michael Pollan explains the biology and ecology of industrial and sustainable food chains. (Read the blog post.) If you enjoyed this clip, you can buy our entire collection of 54 bite-sized videos, along with our award-winning PBS special, in the ... READ MORE 

Nigel Walker: Saving Seed

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For thousands of years, farmers have saved and shared seeds to preserve flavorful, unique, and resilient varieties of fruits and vegetables. Organic farmer Nigel Walker explains the process of saving heirloom seed on his farm. (Read the blog post.) If you enjoyed this clip, you can buy our entire collection of 54 bite-sized videos, along ... READ MORE 

Multiple Voices, “Farmers Markets”

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Food and community come together at the farmers market. Farmer Nigel Walker, chef Bryant Terry, and others celebrate the joys of buying fresh, local food direct from the farmer. (Read the blog post.) If you enjoyed this clip, you can buy our entire collection of 54 bite-sized videos, along with our award-winning PBS special, in ... READ MORE 
   
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