Yes! Magazine: Farming From a Shipping Container
Up next is a story from Yes! Magazine about a different take on farming. Yes! Magazine’s Bailey Williams and Isabelle Morrison discuss why some people grow food in shipping containers. To find out more, check out the article on Yes! Magazine’s website, “Why This Montana Farmer Grows Food Year-Round in Shipping Containers“.
Local Food: Cranberries
Starvation Alley is a local organic cranberry and cranberry juice producer with a mission. They encourage conventional cranberry farmers who want to grow organically, by purchasing their berries at a premium as the conventional farm makes the three year transition to organic. In this KBCS local food segment, company co-founder Jessica Tantisook speaks about the business side of cranberry farms and what it means to be organic. This story originally aired in 2015.
Winemakers Value Eco-Friendly Practices, Consumers Prioritize Taste
King Estate winery will officially be certified biodynamic this year. This is the latest in a long line of environmentally sound practices at wineries across Oregon.
KLCC’s Kira Hoffelmeyer takes a look at whether these efforts matter to wine drinkers and others in the industry.
Farming in a Changing Climate
Next in our series on farmers markets, we take a look at how our region’s farmers experience the effects of climate change. King County Agriculture Policy and Economic Development Manager, Patrice Barrentine, shares how climate change is altering our local food sources.
How to Grow a Blueberry in the Desert
Organic blueberries are really hard to grow west of the Cascades — too many bugs and too much disease. But east of the mountains, they’re battling the desert. Correspondent Anna King visited a farm in Patterson to find out how blueberries could possibly grow in this environment, and came back with the answer: giant tents.
Left: Flora Mendoza Matias, 20, moved to Washington from Guatemala just a month ago to pick fruit at Zirkle’s farm. Pickers collect berries under shade cloth for eight hours a day.