Local Food Report

Elspeth Hay

Elspeth Hay

A weekly food feature on what’s good, what’s growing and what to do with it.


APM piloted and now produces a weekly feature for WCAI called The Local Food Report, with Elspeth Hay. An avid locavore, Hay explores the Cape, Islands and South Coast, visiting farmer’s markets, and growers on their home grounds, to find out what’s good, what’s growing and what to do with it. She ranges outside the vegetable garden, talking with wine producers, cheese makers, beef farmers, and anyone else she comes across who embraces the local food movement. Tips from listeners are always welcome, and online photographs and recipes provide appealing accents to the audio.

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IMG_6779.jpg How to Grow Perfect Leeks

This week on the Local Food Report, Elspeth Hay talks with Peter Fossel of Swan River Farm in Dennisport about how to grow leeks with long, white stems.

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Credit Molly Glasgow Grey Barn Farm

In 2009, Eric Glasgow and his wife retired from city life and bought a defunct dairy farm on Martha’s Vineyard. Ever since, they’ve been learning how to make dairy farming as low waste and low impact as possible.

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IMG_6933 Spring Brings Rhubarb Back into the Kitchen: 12 Recipes from Chutney to Pie

In many local gardens, rhubarb is the first plant ready to harvest. This week on the Local Food Report, Elspeth talks with her mother, Liz Pierson, about their favorite family rhubarb recipes. Favorites include spicy rhubarb chutney to serve with Indian food, a rhubarb custard pie similar to lemon meringue, and a sweet, tender rhubarb cake.

You can find a complete list of the recipes mentioned in this piece on Elspeth’s blog, Diary of a Locavore.

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