Over The Transom

COLLIDING STORIES: MUSICAL BRIDGES by Ben & Billy Classical guitarist Ben Verdery and hip hop artist Billy Dean joined forces, setting her words to Ben’s arrangement of a Bach classic and to one of his own compositions. They recorded their collaboration in two lovely videos. Take a break from whatever you’re doing and check them[…..]

Vineyard Farmer Revives Rare Duck Breed

In the mid 1800s, Cayuga ducks were one of the most popular meat birds in New England. This week on the Local Food Report, Elspeth Hay talks with Rebecca Gilbert of Native Earth Teaching Farm in Chilmark about why the breed fell out of favor, and why she thinks it’s worth bringing back.

You can learn more about Cayuga ducks on the Slow Food website, as part of their “Ark of Taste.”

Wild Wintergreen Berries Make Tasty Spring Treat

Have you ever had a wintergreen berry? This week on the Local Food Report, Elspeth Hay goes on a hunt for the native edible with Donna Eaton of Cedar Spring Herb farm in Harwich. The ivy green leaves and bright, cherry red berries are all over the Cape, and the fruit is especially tasty this time of year.

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