What happens to unused meat and fat from a market or restaurant? They're sent to rendering plants. Dr. David Meeker explains what that is. Landscape professional Joel Karston shares the secret to growing food in straw. Zannie Flanagan is a farmers market pioneer in Australia. She describes the nascent movement down under. Good Food host Evan Kleiman visits We Olive in Long Beach, where she samples a selection of California olive oils with owner Debbie Brooks. Then, she tours Gene Bianchi's organic avocado farm in Temecula. Jonathan Gold explores Chiu Chow-style Chinese food in Alhambra. Daniel Phillips and Kim Karlsrud have created seed bombs which promote guerrilla gardening in L.A. Boysenberries are a genetic cross between a raspberry and a blackberry. Pomologist David Karp has the details in the Market Report. And street-food vendor Nina Garcia shares the secrets of her special sauce.
Seed Bombs; Boysenberries; Rendering Plants; California Olive Oil
From this Episode:
A Visit to an Avocado Farm
Gene Bianchi owns a 10 acre avocado grove in Temecula. He grows Hass and Lamb-Hass avocados organically. Avocados are picked by hand. Music Break: Upside Down by...
Island Hopping with Jonathan Gold
Jonathan Gold is the Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer for the LA Weekly . This week, Jonathan heads to Alhambra this week for some Chiu Chow cooking. He recommends the...
Daniel Phillips and Kim Karlsrud are the designers of Greenaid , a candy machine for seed bombs. Seed bombs are packed with clay, compost and seeds. They're tools in a...
Recycling Meat and Fat
Dr. David Meeker is a Senior Vice President at the National Renderers Association and handles their scientific issues. The industry processes 59 billion pounds of unused...
Growing Food in Straw
Joel Karston is a landscape professional in Minnesota. He has pioneered a method of growing plants in straw bales . According to Joel, it's a different type of container...
Laura Avery and David Karp David Karp is a pomologist with UC Riverside. He also writes for The Los Angeles Times. Boysenberries are a raspberry / blackberry...
Farmers Markets in Oz
Zannie Flanagan is a food activist in South Australia . She started the Willunga Farmers Market and just started the Adelaide Showground Farmers Market . Willunga is...
California Olive Oil
Debby and Phil Brooks own We Olive in Long Beach. They specialize in California olive oils.