Jefferson Exchange | December 1, 2014 | 8:30
10:10 am
Mon December 1, 2014

Spreading Local Food Around

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The idea of eating food grown nearby certainly caught fire in recent years. 

But there are some continued issues with getting people who live here--wherever "here" is--to buy food grown here. 

One of the issues is where to buy the food. 

It often takes a special trip to a farmer's market or similar store to obtain locally-grown food. 

Getting the food into "regular" grocery and even convenience stores could make a big difference. 

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Jefferson Exchange | November 10, 2014 | 9:00
10:10 am
Mon November 10, 2014

To The Kitchen With The Fermentistas

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You too can become a fermentista.  It is not a misspelling, the term is fermentista, not "feminista". 

A fermentista is an artist of vegetable fermentation, according to Kirsten Shockey and Christopher Schockey. 

They are Applegate Valley farmers and the creators of the fermentista website... and now, the authors of the cookbook "Fermented Vegetables." 

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Jefferson Exchange | November 4, 2014 | 8:00
10:10 am
Tue November 4, 2014

Rise Of The Rogue Valley Food System Network

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The "eat local" movement is clearly not a fad. 

Food producers and consumers continue to pay greater attention to where food comes from, how it's distributed, and who buys what, and why. 

Now there's a new entity coordinating the many parts of the food chain, the Rogue Valley Food System Network

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Jefferson Exchange | July 10, 2014 | 9:00
10:10 am
Thu July 10, 2014

Food "Straight From The Earth"

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So maybe you're not a big vegetable enthusiast. 

But this time of year, there's just so much good produce to be had, as gardens large and small begin delivering their wares. 

It's a great time to get up to speed on recipes Straight From The Earth. 

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Jefferson Exchange | June 25, 2014 | 9:00
10:10 am
Wed June 25, 2014

Don't Eat It, Juice It!

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If your kitchen counter is getting crowded, yours may be one of the many homes that now contains a juicer. 

Sales of the devices ballooned over the last several years, giving consumers a way to pulverize foods into drinks. 

Chef/author/instructor Robin Asbell hopes it's not a fad. 

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Jefferson Monthly Feature
9:25 am
Fri January 31, 2014

Beer In The State Of Jefferson

Of the dozens of communities that share what JPR has to offer, many of them have their own breweries as well.

Oregon Beer. Those two words incite a lot of enthusiasm among beer lovers, seemingly the world over. Right here at home, Jefferson Public Radio’s signal is flung far and wide in the State of Jefferson, a land inhabited by a multitude of independent thinkers and a preponderance of beer-loving folks. As we know, southern Oregon is a diverse territory, with much to offer in the realm of food, wine, public radio, and for the purposes of this article, beer. But where does one begin when talking about what is known as Oregon beer? And what about northern California beer for that matter?

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Jefferson Exchange | January 10, 2014 | 8:30
10:36 am
Fri January 10, 2014

Having Fun With Fermentation

Sauerkraut, Russian style.
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How many times have you left food in the fridge and found it MUCH later, turned into a "science experiment?"

It's true, if you leave food lying around, it turns into something else. 

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Jefferson Exchange | December 23, 2013
10:19 am
Mon December 23, 2013

Eating "Anything That Moves"

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Remember a while back when we interviewed the author of a cookbook for bugs? 

Let's pick up that discussion once again, because interest in the subject is picking up momentum. 

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Jefferson Exchange | December 12, 2013
11:05 am
Thu December 12, 2013

A Food Angel And An e-Chiever

Pamala Joy surrounded by the fruits of her labors.

Thousands of pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables and other food items are staying out of the trash and going straight to people in need, thanks to the help of one Ashland woman.

Pamala Joy, Director of the Ashland Food Angels, collects food from markets and bakeries around the Rogue Valley to help feed low income families.

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Jefferson Exchange | September 19, 2013
5:03 pm
Wed September 18, 2013

Rogue Valley Food Projects On The Grow

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Donations to food banks tend to run higher during the holiday season.

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Jefferson Exchange | September 10, 2013
7:54 pm
Mon September 9, 2013

Treme In A Hot Skillet

HBO series and New Orleans cuisine come together in Treme.

The TV series "Treme" on HBO portrays life in New Orleans, which is heavily flavored by the unique local cuisine.  A companion book, called Treme: Stories and Recipes from the Heart of New Orleans, lays out New Orleans recipes from a number of chefs, from Crispy Kale to Sweet Potato Turnovers.     Staff writer, story editor and book author Lolis Eric Elie joins us to talk about the appeal of the city, the neighborhood, the series... and the food.  Oh, the food.

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