Backyard Industry

WILL - Backyard Industry - June 26, 2013

Dazed and Infused


(Duration: 6:02)

Several cocktails lined up on a bar.

Books about food and gardens abound at IMBY HQ. In this episode of In My Backyard, Lisa Bralts gets a local bartender (and now fledgling gardener) named Flip Flop to read and review one of the newer arrivals, Amy Stewart's The Drunken Botanist. WEB-ONLY BONUS: Extra commentary provided by Flip Flop regarding the preparation of the cocktail that inspired the book. Just click "listen" over there on the left!

WILL - Backyard Industry - May 23, 2013

Downtown Chowhounds


(Duration: 6:27)

Some business cards talking about a local butcher shop.

Cities and towns are in a constant state of re-envisioning their downtown areas. In this episode of In My Backyard - the second in her Food Enterprise as Economic Development (FEED) series - Lisa Bralts examines how one local downtown is finding itself at the center of a food renaissance of sorts.

Categories: Agriculture, Community

WILL - Backyard Industry - May 08, 2013

Calendar, Clock, Compendium


(Duration: 4:48)

An almanac on a table surrounded by starter plants

Why are almanacs still produced today in spite of the web? Why are they so compelling? In this episode of In My Backyard, Lisa Bralts uses modern technology to research some answers. She also talks to a young woman working with many others to reclaim and redistribute old farming knowledge by publishing an analog farmers almanac... but with some current-day touches.

WILL - Backyard Industry - April 25, 2013

Food Connection, Part Three


(Duration: 5:07)

A middle-aged couple sitting together on a couch, smiling.

What began as a desire for a fresh peach and a penchant for French-style goat cheese has become an award-winning farmstead creamery, among other things. Many other things. Business - and life - partners Wes Jarrell and Leslie Cooperband talk about their work at Prairie Fruits Farm with Lisa Bralts for this episode of In My Backyard.

Categories: Agriculture, Business, Food

WILL - Backyard Industry - March 14, 2013

Food Connection, Part Two


(Duration: 5:58)

A young man and woman in a baking facility, sitting on stools, talking

Man or woman cannot live by bread alone, the saying goes. Taking that to heart, Dusan and Carissa Katic of Katic Breads combine their passion for baking bread and farmers markets into a business that nourishes on multiple levels.

Categories: Agriculture

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WILL - Backyard Industry - February 27, 2013

Come and Get It!


(Duration: 4:10)

A young girl and several family members having dinner around the table.

Much ado is being made about dinner – particularly our habits when it comes to getting together around the table. In this episode of In My Backyard,  Lisa Bralts ponders what, exactly, makes up a quality dinner experience, and realizes that it depends on the family… and the food.

Categories: Agriculture

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WILL - Backyard Industry - February 14, 2013

Food Connection, Part One


(Duration: 5:37)

A young couple and their baby

We're all familiar with the idea of romance blossoming over a fancy meal. In My Backyard's Lisa Bralts kicks off the 2013 season with the first in a three-part series about romantic partnerships that have become life partnerships... with food as a major focus.

Categories: Agriculture

WILL - Backyard Industry - December 12, 2012

See-Food Diet


(Duration: 5:41)

A young woman taking a photo of food at a restaurant.

Some people eat their food and share their appreciation with others at the table. Others like to write about their food and share it with their readers. Still others prefer to take photos of their food and share the photos with, well, everyone. In this episode of In My Backyard, Lisa Bralts takes photos of her lunch and discusses the recent food photography phenomenon with professional photographer Justine Bursoni.

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