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.
|Selective Breeding Moves into Local Oyster Industry
Selective breeding is not a new thing in the food world; humans have been selecting for desirable traits in plants and animals for thousands of years. But it is getting more sophisticated. This week on the Local Food Report, Elspeth Hay talks with a Wellfleet oysterman who’s growing oysters with three sets of chromosomes instead of the normal two.
You can read more about “triploid” oysters on Elspeth’s blog, Diary of a Locavore.
|Local Scallop Enthusiast Says “Eat the Roe!”
n Europe, scallop roe is a delicacy. But Americans haven’t developed a taste for it—yet. In The Local Food Report, Elspeth Hay examines scallop roe, which is packed with omega-3s—good for everyone, and especially important for mamas and babies.
See a video of How to Open a Scallop and find out more about scallop roe on Elspeth’s Blog, Diary of a Locavore.
|Ordering Seeds? Start Here
|Sandwich Nutritionist Keeps Local Winter Eating Exciting
|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.