The Local Food Report, with Elspeth Hay, is constantly exploring the Cape, Islands, the south Coast and all our farmer’s markets to find out what’s good, what’s growing, and what to do with it.
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|Local Organizations Get Seafood to Families in Need
Fish is important for good health, but it can be expensive. This week on the Local Food Report, Elspeth Hay talks with the fishermen and organizers behind a new program called Fish for Families that’s working to get high quality local seafood to Cape Cod families in need. You can read more about Fish for Families and find out about the groups behind it on their websites:
Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen’s Alliance
The Family Pantry of Cape Cod
And you can see pictures of a dogfish distribution at the Family Pantry on Elspeth’s blog, Diary of a Locavore.
|Mobile Greenhouse Extends the Season—Twice
Many local farmers have a greenhouse to help extend the growing season. This week on the Local Food Report, Elspeth Hay talks with a young Brewster farmer who got a grant from the state to build a mobile greenhouse. The structure itself is 25 feet long by 12 feet wide, but it can slide back and forth over two fields 12 feet wide by 50 field long. Lucas Dinwiddie of Halcyon farm will use this system to cover different crops at different times of the year.
You can find plans to build a mobile greenhouse here, and see more pictures of the mobile greenhouse Lucas Dinwiddie built on Elspeth’s blog, Diary of a Locavore.
This piece is a rebroadcast. It aired originally on January 9, 2014.
|Falmouth Resident Aims to Keep Food Waste in the Foodshed
According to the EPA, Americans throw out 14 percent of the food we buy. And all but 2 percent of that goes into landfills. This week on the Local Food Report, Elspeth Hay talks with Falmouth resident Mary Ryther about her new composting business that’s working to change that.
You can learn more about Mary’s operation and other efforts to cut down on local food waste on Elspeth’s blog, Diary of a Locavore.