Last Chance Foods covers produce that’s about to go out of season, gives you a heads up on what’s still available at the farmers market, and tells you how to keep it fresh through the winter. Each week, WNYC host Amy Eddings chats with farmers, chefs, and food writers to get the story behind the food.
Recently in Last Chance Foods
Friday, December 25, 2009
In New York, cabbage is at the end of its harvest this year. And it makes for good 'slaw in B-burg.
Friday, December 18, 2009
Hannah Geller of Fishkill Farms explains how to choose the best head of broccoli and talks about this year's crop.
Friday, December 11, 2009
Jack Algiere, the farm manager at Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, talks about the trials and tribulations of growing cauliflower upstate.
Friday, December 04, 2009
Early December marks the last outdoor turnip harvest of the year. Chef Amy Chaplin from Angelica Kitchen talks about the root vegetable and shares her favorite recipe for turnip paté.
Monday, November 30, 2009
Radishes, which get sweeter as the weather grows colder, are a great winter crop. Morse Pitts of Windfall Farms has tips for growing, storing, and eating watermelon radishes--and tells you why they go great with salsa
Friday, November 20, 2009
Last Chance Food is well into the root vegetables of fall. This week, WNYC's Amy Eddings speaks with Dr. Pamela Yee of Hook Mountain Growers about the nutritional benefits of beets.
Friday, November 13, 2009
November's the time for squirreling away winter squash. Varieties like butternut, acorn and Hubbard practically store themselves—the tough outer skin serves as an effective natural plastic wrap, keeping the squash fresh.
Friday, November 06, 2009
Last Chance Foods spotlights celery root, traditional celery’s favored cousin. Amy Eddings talks to Ron Binaghi III of Stokes Farm about growing celery root and the growing demand for it.
Friday, October 30, 2009
Halloween weekend’s pumpkins and parades signal the end of apple picking in the New York area.
Saturday, October 17, 2009
As the seasons change, so does the fresh local produce. Last Chance Foods covers produce that’s about to go out of season, and gives you a heads up on what’s still fresh and local at the farmers market.