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Home Fields

Digging Into the Local Food 'Advantage'

Americans seem to be spending a lot of time talking about how and what they eat.

Credit the local food movement for much of this discussion. From home gardens to farmers markets to a concern about food miles, Americans are connecting to food in new ways. Some “locavores” even advocate for food systems to be rebuilt on the premise of a local food advantage.

Harvest Public Media contributes to the discussion with our first documentary. “Home Fields: Digging Into Local Food,” produced by our partner NET in Lincoln, Neb., aired on PBS stations across the Midwest in July 2011.

In support of the documentary, our team produced six compelling radio stories. You’ll find those stories here at Harvestpublicmedia.org, along with video, slideshows, photos, links and interactive graphics.  Locavore or not, we think you’ll find much to appreciate in our look at how this movement is changing the conversation on food production in the United States.

- Donna Vestal, editor, Harvest Public Media

Watch Homefields: Digging Into Local Food on PBS. See more from NET Nebraska News.