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First Aired - 05/13/2010 12:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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Linda sits down with author, horticulture legend and the worlds premiere vegetable gardener Amy Goldman. Amy also serves as the Board Chair for Seed Savers exchange, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving heirloom plant varieties.

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First Aired - 01/27/2010 04:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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This week on the Heritage Report, Heather and Jack talk to Marty Travis of Spence Farm, supplier to Rick Bayless' Frontera Grill in Chicago, about Iroquois White Corn, an heirloom variety of corn.
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Marty Travis, spence farm, been in the family for 180 years, 160 acre farm, 150 acres of conventional corn, beans, alfalfa, 10+ acres of vegetable crops in heirloom varieties, heirloom tomatoes, heirloom potatoes, growing for restaurants in the Chicago area, local food network in Illinois, local restaurants and grocery stores who support Spence and local farms, young farmers, packaged and labeled at farm, grocery stores give 80% to farmers, community awareness and education, looking to expand into small grains this year, businesses are asking for barley, rye, wheat, spelt, local brewers, 10 acres of heirloom vegetables is separate in production from rest of farm, LLC, co-op of 25 other small family farms, other local farms offer proteins, cooperative, bartering, Iroquois white corn, rick bayless, frontera, roasted cornmeal, $50/pound in Ontario, conventional farmers pay $100/50 lb bag, expensive,
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Iroquois white corn, the corn type has a heritage and history, passed down over generations for 100+ years, get the same corn each time you plant it, conventional corn has insecticides, dozens of varieties of heirloom corn, Iroquois white corn has a distinctive flavor, large-kerneled corn, size of hominy, pozole, lye, 63 lbs of cornmeal to Frontera, 250 kernels for $20, the more and more we can introduce it, the price will go down, trying to eventually get it into seed catalogs, how to confirm that genetics are what the farmers say they are, iroquois tribe, chief john mohawk, seed traveled through the Iroquois nation, and to Ontario, don't harvest with combine, first few years all corn was hand-picked, hand-roast the corn over an oak fire, smoky, earthy flavor, harvest by end of October, takes 2-4 weeks to roast and dry, thespencefarm.com, Jack Inslee,

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First Aired - 07/03/2009 04:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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Today's July 4th themed Farm Report features Callene Rapp, Chairwoman of The American Livestock Breeds Conservancy. Callen speaks on how heritage farmers can gain independence from commodity production, and the urgency of preserving our heirloom breeds.

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