HomeGrown 08/15/10 – Fair Oaks Farms & Preserving Without Freezing or Canning

by Brad Yost on August 15, 2010

In what could be its last regularly scheduled show in a nine-year run, HomeGrown this week finds a way to combine the solitary canning of zucchini in the kitchen with the milking of 32,000 cows on a 10-farm dairy operation. Bob and Jeneen talk with Gary Corbett, CEO of Fair Oaks Farms in northern Indiana about his novel operation that takes family farming to a grand scale, while giving visitors a look behind the scenes. Then it’s a stop at Jeneen Wiche’s kitchen for a hands-on look at preserving zucchini and beans the old fashioned way – using vinegar and oil. Downloadable MP3

See photos from the day at Jeneen’s farm

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Benita Plummer August 17, 2010 at 3:18 pm

Thank you for your lovely gentle shows! I will miss you.

Brian August 20, 2010 at 8:14 am

What’s missing frome the cancellation statement is how the show ranks in terms of local popularity. Because, if you’re listener supported, and it’s a popular show, regardless of the finanicials you HAVE to cancel other programming. Otherwise, you’re admitting to your listeners you’re programming things they don’t like as much. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a fan of Bob’s poems, nor Jeneen’s reliance of the phrase “sort of” in every sentence, but the pair do live up to the title of the show, and the content is solid.

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