In this episode, we talk about how you can get the best flavors by:
- Taking advantage of the seasons
- Keeping it close to home
- Sourcing or growing your own ingredients
- Working with nature (instead of against it)
We visit two businesses who know a thing or two about flavor.
First, we check out Throwback Brewery in North Hampton, New Hampshire. This micro brewery not only crafts unique regional flavors, but also uses their production to give back to local farmers in a very sustainable way.
Plus is is one of the only female owned micro breweries in America. Co-founders, Nicole Carrier and Annette Lee work closely with local famers to create seasonal, local products.
Later in the show, Joe visits heirloom fruit grower and author, Michael Phillips, who is known for bringing out the very best flavors organically. Michael is a well-respected authority in the sustainability world and has been teaching and growing fruit on five of his 58 acres for decades.
Michael shares his ideas of working with a fruit orchard holistically and offers simple yet powerful growing tips that we can all use in our own backyards to get peak flavors from our fruit.
The sticky goo that Michael spreads on his apples for pest control is called Tanglefoot. We’re sorry we were not able to say the actual product name in the episode.
For additional information check out these links:
The sticky goo that is spread on apples as seen in this episode is called Tanglefoot.
The Holistic Orchard by Michael Phillips
Holistic Orcharding DVD by Michael Phillips
The Apple Grower by Michael Phillips
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