We know what a food desert is, but what about a food forest? Margarett Harrison explains what differentiates a food forest from an edible garden and Rick Nahmias maps out another type of food forest, made of citrus, right here in LA. Jonathan Gold is impressed by a new restaurant serving farm to table fare. A recent UC Davis report blames farmers for 96 percent of the nitrate contamination in groundwater in the Central Valley. Sasha Khoka explains what nitrates are, Danny Merkley weighs in on the farmers response and Maria Herrera describes how it's effecting communities. Plus, Clifford Wright offers tips on perfectly melted cheese and William Alexander recounts his year long quest for the perfect loaf of bread.
Banner image of Orcutt Ranch, courtesy of Rick Nahmias