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Winter has begun, and its serene and quiet atmosphere becomes an inspiration to the classic velvety oyster stew. But, how to make this classic more seasonal? That was probably  2015 James Beard Foundation nominee Steven Satterfield‘s question when he switched potatoes for the winter crop sunchoke in this delicious recipe from his cookbook Root to Leaf: […]

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Sound Ingredient changes things up a bit this time by taking a break from produce and featuring pasture-raised poultry. We talked to Brandon Chonko, owner and operator of Grassroots Farms in Reidsville, Ga, about how he began raising animals on pasture, the importance of letting animals grow naturally outside, and how partnerships have helped him grow and deliver […]

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For the second installment of Sound Ingredient, we talked to Terri Jagger Blincoe who owns and operates Ladybug Farms in Clayton, Georgia. I had the opportunity to drive up to North Georgia to visit Terri at her farm tucked in the Blue Ridge Mountains. She told me all about growing kale, why it’s such a relevant crop, […]

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Sound Ingredient is a new audio series in which we reach out to farmers to talk to them about their own successful crops, the crops’ nutritional values, and the methods used to grow them. We then talk to a local chef who makes regular use of these crops in their dishes. The series highlights the farmer and chef relationship […]

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