Need A Quick and Easy Last Minute Dessert? Try “Cranberry Goodin Pudding”

Happy Thanksgiving! This week on The Local Food Report, Elspeth Hay gives thanks for local cranberries—and brings us a story on growing and cooking with the tart berries from bog owner Ralph Tupper of East Brewster.

Ralph shared his family recipe for Cranberry Goodin’ Pudding with Elspeth, and you can find it on her blog, Diary of a Locavore.

This piece is a rebroadcast. It aired originally on 11.18.2010.

Truro Farmer Brings Back Historic Nantucket Pumpkin

Peter Burgess is into local history. Several years ago, he discovered a variety of winter squash called the Long Pie Pumpkin that came to Nantucket in 1832 aboard a whaling ship. Over time the variety was forgotten and almost lost, but Peter is one of a growing number of New England farmers trying to bring it back. This week on the Local Food Report, Elspeth talks with Peter about how to grow and cook with Long Pie Pumpkin, and why he thinks it’s a variety worth saving.

Elspeth’s posted her grandmother’s recipe for pumpkin pie on her blog, where you can also read more about the history of the Long Pie Pumpkin.

This piece is a rebroadcast. It originally aired September 22, 2011.

Grass-Fed Beef Packs Higher Nutritional Punch

If you’ve ever shopped for local beef, you’ve probably heard the terms “grass-fed,” or “grass finished.” Many people will tell you 100-percent grass-fed beef is better for you than conventional grain-finished beef, but the specifics can be confusing. This week on the Local Food Report, Elspeth Hay talks with a nutritional consultant from Orleans and a butcher from Chatham about some of the differences between grain- and grass-fed cattle.

You can read more on Elspeth’s blog, Diary of a Locavore.

This week’s piece is a rebroadcast. It aired originally 11.14.2013.

Transom Story Workshop Applications Spring 2015

Applications for the Spring 2015 Transom Story Workshop are now CLOSED (deadline 1/3/15). The Workshop will take place from March 30th – May 21st here in Woods Hole, MA. Lead radio instructor Rob Rosenthal will run the 8-week program for nine beginning producers. Special guests will include NPR’s Deborah Amos and This American Life’s Ira[…..]