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Last Chance Foods

Last Chance Foods: Radishes Are the Real Fast Food

Friday, June 13, 2014

Radishes are fast to grow, fast to prepare, and delicious. Gabrielle Langholtz, author of The New Greenmarket Cookbook, explains why they provide instant gratification for farmers and cooks alike.


Last Chance Foods

Last Chance Foods: Rooting for Rutabagas

Friday, April 04, 2014

As a cross between a cabbage and a turnip, the rutabaga is an underdog vegetable easily overlooked. Concuco Farm's Hector Tejada helped shine the spotlight on rutabagas with advice on how to store and prepare them. 


Last Chance Foods

Last Chance Foods: Introducing Purple Tomatillos

Friday, September 27, 2013

Farmer Zach Pickens started growing purple tomatillos at Riverpark Farm. Riverpark chef Sisha Ortúzar and farmer Zach Pickens talk about the advantages of eating and growing the vibrant variety. Try Riverpark's recipe for Purple Tomatillos and Ground Cherries with Burrata.


Last Chance Foods

Last Chance Foods: Super Sweet Stevia

Friday, September 06, 2013

Stevia looks like an average leafy green, but it actually patches an all-natural, very sweet punch. Farmer Ron Bingahi III explains how to use stevia and shares the Stokes Farm secret summer drink recipe.

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Last Chance Foods: Miracle or Just Moringa?

Friday, August 23, 2013

Moringa is a plant so nutrient-dense and hardy that it could help nourish people in developing nations. It can also be found at one Brooklyn farmers market, said GrowNYC's Christopher Wayne. Try farmer Hector Tejada's recipe for sauteed corn with moringa. 

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Hospital Farmer's Market Opens in East Harlem

Friday, July 06, 2012

An East Harlem farmer’s market opened for the summer on Friday – one of seven such markets hosted by public hospitals citywide.



With Parents' Support, a Chelsea School Goes Healthy

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Adrian Allannic, a third grader, has learned the lessons of healthy eating at home, but at his school, Public School 11 William T. Harris, he gets to live his healthy habits all day. A growing number of more affluent parents and a motivated principal have brought a new emphasis on fresh foods to the school of almost 700 students in Chelsea, Manhattan. Many schools in New York City have taken steps to provide healthier foods for students in their cafeterias, but P.S. 11 has gone further than most. Elbert Chu's multimedia report shows another way in which New York City's parents are Paying for Public School.

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New Sounds

World Music from Norway

Saturday, October 15, 2011

For this New Sounds, we'll be treated to "Nordic introspection, Andalusian mysticism and Arabic hues" (-Dan Ouellette,, courtesy of Norwegian pianist and composer Jon Balke.  With Moroccan Amina Alaoui on vocals, Kheir-Eddine M'Kachiche from Algeria on violin, further accompanied by a couple of jazz musicians and a string ensemble, the music reaches back to the Baroque, but sounds well-traveled and trans-cultural.



What's In A Name? Local Kosher Honey for the High Holidays

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Jars of kosher Andrew's Local Honey are selling fast leading up to the Jewish New Year, since honey is a key ingredient in many traditional Rosh Hashanah dishes. Customers who keep kosher don't seem to mind that labels on Andrew's Local Honey jars don't have the Star-K or the hechsher of the Orthodox Union.



Farms Struggle to Assess Damage Caused by Tropical Storm Irene

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Tropical Storm Irene officially left the area on Sunday. But farmers, like Cheryl Rogowski, who owns a 150-acre farm in Orange County, are just beginning to assess the damage that the storm has wrought on their crops.

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It's A Free Country ®

Why the 2012 Farm Bill Matters

Friday, July 15, 2011

These farm programs, they’re not worthy of the farmers who participate in them, to be honest. Farmers deserve a better safety net.

Ken Cook, President of the Environmental Working Group, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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City Residents Pick Up the Season's First CSA Deliveries

Friday, June 03, 2011

This week, Golden Earthworm Organic Farm trucks overflowing with leafy collard greens and plump sweet strawberries delivered their first shipments to Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) drop-off locations in Queens. Back in 1991, Roxbury Farm in Kinderhook, New York was the only farm to offer up its produce to city residents, according to Just Food, a nonprofit that helps connect farmers with residents in New York neighborhoods. This year, some 32,000 CSA members buy produce from 105 farms.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Red Tape at Green Markets

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Scott Stringer, Manhattan Borough President, discusses a recent report, "Red Tape, Green Vegetables: A Plan to Improve New York City's Regulations for Community-Based Farmers Markets," and his proposals for what can make the system easier.  Karen Washington, an urban farmer based at the Garden of Happiness in the Bronx, joins the conversation and talks about the procedure for farmers getting into green markets.

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New Sounds

Program #2076

Sunday, July 18, 2004

Oddly enough... this episode of New Sounds features music in odd meters -- such unconventional groupings as 7/8, 11/8 or 5/4. Among on the selections on tap is Dave Brubeck's celebrated "Take Five" (penned by Paul Desmond), a piece steeped in the West Coast-cool school and bound by the use of the jaunty 5/4 meter. Other works dip into ethnic traditions, such as the lopsided 7/8, 9/8, or 11/8 time signatures of Kocani Orkestar (from the Republic of Macedonia). And globe-trotting percussionist Glen Velez (pictured) has created dozens of works which build layer upon layer of complex rhythm using the most basic of tools.