August 25, 2011

Celebrating the Tomato

The world's most versatile fruit - the tomato - is in full season right now, ready to become salsa, or sauce, or part of your salad. In this segment of In My Backyard, Lisa Bralts hopes her family can keep up with her obsession with red, pink, purple, yellow, orange, and green - yes, green - tomatoes.


August 18, 2011

Does Food PLUS Place CREATE Home?

Mid-August in Urbana-Champaign heralds the arrival of many new residents. It also heralds the arrival of the zenith of our local produce season. In this segment of In My Backyard, Lisa Bralts wonders if the local flavors can help our newest citizens experience a true taste of place.


August 04, 2011

A Rural Dream Come True

Sometimes following your dream doesn't mean you get to quit your day job. In this segment of In My Backyard, Lisa Bralts learns how local farmer Cathe Capel juggles work, marriage, and small farming while advocating for a better, healthier food system.