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Farming on the Radio

October 14, 2009

This week a fascinating series has been airing on WBUR 90.9 on Here&Now in short form called Five Farms.  If you enjoyed the Radio Boston piece on apples last week, you should really look into Five Farms. The series is a joint venture between PRI and Duke University. There is a lot happening on the family farms of America, and this series looks at five distinct ones.

“Five Farms is about making connections between the food on our tables and families in New England, the South, the Midwest, the Southwest, and on the West Coast who produce it — farming people who protect the tomato from insects, harvest the orange in a California citrus grove before a killing frost, risk acres of corn and soybeans through unpredictable Iowa floods, help a struggling hog give birth to new piglets one hot North Carolina afternoon, milk the dairy herd in the New England pre-dawn darkness, or cultivate crops in an arid desert according to Native American traditions valuing conservation and protection of precious resources.”

As a family run farm, Volante’s 3 generations are grateful for its position in the community and your continued support. For a look and listen to how others make it work check out the website.

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