Online Workshop: Knight Prototype Fund-ed

The Knight Prototype Fund announced their support for our new effort: Transom Online Workshop (TOW), an environment for learning the art and craft of creating multimedia stories. TOW will explore new methods to train journalists and improve storytelling skills via self-guided (free) and instructor-led (fee) web-based course paths. Our educational materials will feature experienced pros[…..]

Apple Butter

The past two episodes of the Local Food Report have focused on growing apples—what varieties do well around here and how to care for an orchard. This week, Elspeth moves into the kitchen to learn about making apple butter with Mattapoisett cookbook author Karen Covey. Her new book is called The Coastal Table, and is filled with recipes made with foods from the south coast.

You can find Karen’s recipe for apple butter and learn more about the cookbook on Elspeth’s blog, Diary of a Locavore.

Apple Orchard Care

What goes into those nice, crisp apples we can’t get enough of this time of year? This week on The Local Food Report, Elspeth Hay talks with farmer Paul Crowell about how he cares for his family orchard at Crow Farm in Sandwich. He walks her through the steps of caring for dwarf and standard trees from replanting to pruning to spraying and mowing.

You can learn more about apple varieties that do well locally and find a recipe for apple pie on Elspeth’s blog, Diary of a Locavore.

Local Apple Varieties Ripe for the Picking

Some apple varieties are better for sauce, some are best for eating fresh. How do you know which ones to choose? This week on the Local Food Report, Elspeth Hay talks with Paul Crowell of Crow Farm in Sandwich about local apple varieties and what he likes best for sauce, cider, pies, and simply grabbing for a snack.

You can learn more about the apple varieties Paul Crowell is growing and find a recipe for applesauce on Elspeth’s blog, Diary of a Locavore.