Northwest Food News & Edible Idaho

Series produced by Guy Hand

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A monthly series about food and agriculture in the inland Northwest.

Award winning public radio producer Guy Hand takes a monthly, sound-rich look at the inland Northwest's surprising diversity of local foods and food producers. Launched three and a half years ago as Edible Idaho, Northwest Food News has tagged along with truffle growers, alligator farmers and raspberry-picking nuns. We've pulled muddy tubers with native peoples (literally getting back to their roots); discovered that tater tots are actually a creative repackaging of what was once cattle feed; and found that arugula, when it comes to partisan politics, makes a very good weapon.

Northwest Food News searches for the universal in the local. After all, when it comes to the subject of food, big themes are often served on small plates.

67 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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A look at grass fed and industrial beef production.

Bought by KXOT Public Radio

  • Added: Dec 02, 2003
  • Length: 12:56
  • Purchases: 1
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Californians rediscover their olive groves.

Bought by KVNF, KZSC, and WYSO

  • Added: Dec 02, 2003
  • Length: 15:45
  • Purchases: 3
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A look at planned communities planted in vineyard country.

Bought by Real Estate Today

  • Added: Jan 16, 2008
  • Length: 03:58
  • Purchases: 1
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As factory farms grow bigger, they get harder to regulate. Just try counting cows on a mega-dairy.

  • Added: Jan 16, 2008
  • Length: 05:35
Caption: Abby Carlson, Credit: Photo by Guy Hand
An evening at a farm to fork dinner delivers more than a good meal.

Bought by Boise State Public Radio and KUOW

  • Added: Nov 06, 2009
  • Length: 06:06
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Dr. Esmaeil Fallahi, Credit: Photo by Guy Hand
An Iranian fruit expert moves to rural Idaho with an offering of his homelands agricultural diversity.

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio

  • Added: Nov 06, 2009
  • Length: 05:30
  • Purchases: 1
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(Note: This story has a Thanksgiving hook.) A humorous look at the partisan fight over food.

  • Added: Nov 08, 2009
  • Length: 05:54
Caption: Basque men cleaning leeks for blood sausage, Credit: Guy Hand
Tis the season for holiday feasting. But some celebratory foods can be a little hard to swallow. Like blood sausage. Made from the blood of fres...

  • Added: Dec 09, 2009
  • Length: 06:01
Caption: Idaho's Bounty Crew, Credit: Paulette Phlipot Photography
A sound rich feature on an Idaho group working to distribute local food in winter.

Bought by Boise State Public Radio, KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, and New Hampshire Public Radio

  • Added: Jan 05, 2010
  • Length: 05:53
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Students at butchery class in Hailey, Idaho, Credit: Paulette Phlipot
Butchery classes are growing in popularity nationwide.

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio, KISU, KXOT Public Radio, and WILL

  • Added: Feb 02, 2010
  • Length: 05:41
  • Purchases: 4
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[HOST INTRO] The ethical treatment of farm animals is a growing concern for many Americans. And that puts states with relatively few animal cruelt...

Bought by KISU

  • Added: Mar 02, 2010
  • Length: 05:55
  • Purchases: 1
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[HOST INTRO] Edible Idaho producer and print journalist Guy Hand has written on controversial subjects in the past like clear-cut logging, mining p...

Bought by KPIK-LP

  • Added: Apr 12, 2010
  • Length: 06:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Detail from Garden o' Feeding sign, Credit: Guy Hand
A feature on the growing interest in community gardens among faith-based organizations.

Bought by Boise State Public Radio and KISU

  • Added: May 04, 2010
  • Length: 06:36
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Underground dinner in Washington state wine country, Credit: Guy Hand
A look at the underground market and restaurant scene in the Northwest.

Bought by KUER and KISU

  • Added: Jun 08, 2010
  • Length: 06:30
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Backyard Chickens, Credit: Photo by Guy Hand
The dramatic increase in interest in raising backyard or urban chickens and the cultural implications.

Bought by Boise State Public Radio and KVNF

  • Added: Jul 07, 2010
  • Length: 07:56
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Raspberry Festival sign at St. Gertrudes, Credit: Guy Hand
At the Monastery of St. Gertrude in Central Idaho, food and faith are tied together like raspberry canes to a trellis.

Bought by Boise State Public Radio and KISU

  • Added: Aug 03, 2010
  • Length: 05:34
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Vast potato fields in Eastern Idaho, Credit: Guy Hand
The local food movement is beginning to threaten global agricultural brands like the iconic Idaho potato.

  • Added: Sep 08, 2010
  • Length: 06:12
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As the local food movement grows so does criticism.

Bought by Boise State Public Radio, KVNF, and KISU

  • Added: Oct 05, 2010
  • Length: 07:32
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Produce that local food farmers sell directly to customers at farmers' markets, Credit: Guy Hand
A look at why some farmers are turning to local food.

  • Added: Nov 09, 2010
  • Length: 08:13
Caption: Tyler Korn enjoying a garden school carrot at Northside Elementary School in Sandpoint, Idaho., Credit:  Photo by Michele Murphree
A new year-long project hopes to bring Idahoans together over the subject of food.

Bought by KISU

  • Added: Dec 08, 2010
  • Length: 06:19
  • Purchases: 1