Tag Archives: local food

Saving Endangered Species One Mouthful at a Time (May 11, 2008)

I was intrigued by Gary Nabhan’s book, which advocates saving endangered heritage breeds of American livestock and plants by drumming up culinary demand for them. I’m really proud of this piece, which I produced from start-to-finish: pitch, prep, field recording, … Continue reading

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Fans of unpasteurized milk buy shares of cows to avoid health laws (Monday, March 28, 2011)

Rebecca Martinez/staff STAUNTON — It’s thick. It’s creamy. It’s controversial. It’s raw milk, and it’s in quiet demand among natural food fans across the country. Bottled and refrigerated right from the cow, this milk skips the pasteurization process, during which … Continue reading

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Highland meat facility is under way (Sunday, February 6, 2011)

Rebecca Martinez/staff MONTEREY — The guide books love to point out that with a population of less than 2,500, Highland County has more sheep than people. The dry air and cool season grasses make Highland County a fine place for … Continue reading

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Farmer has big plans to make the Valley beef central (Sunday, January 30, 2011)

Rebecca Martinez/staff STAUNTON — For all the cattle raised in Augusta County, they sure don’t stick around. Calves were sold, often in lots, at the Staunton Union Stock Yards Friday. Most of them will be sent to Pennsylvania or the … Continue reading

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Fresh, never frozen turkeys: Staunton farm sells birds for Thanksgiving (Wednesday, November 24, 2010)

Rebecca Martinez – ROVING REPORTER STAUNTON — One sure way to avoid a long, messy thawing process in the days before Thanksgiving is to buy a turkey that’s never been frozen. It’s a selling point for Guy Freesen, who does … Continue reading

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