‘Farm Fresh to You’ brings the local farmer to your TV set

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August 23, 2010 at 10:42 am

WTTW showed a documentary — “Farm Fresh to You” — Sunday night on the benefits of locally grown food, specifically in Southwestern Michigan. Judy Kite Gosh used to live in Chicago but moved to Harbor Country to start a  restaurant. Gosh takes us to meet some of the local farmers, showing how what they grow ends up on our plates.

There are nice cameos from Chicago figures such as Rick Bayless, Bill Kurtis, and Jean Joho of Everest Restaurant.

You see the appreciation for the unique products that come from this corner of Michigan, and some of the history, including a story about how farmers would drive their produce to the town square in Benton Harbor, Michigan and start selling their goods.

The documentary is rebroadcast on WTTW at 4 a.m. Tuesday morning (think really late Monday night). Thank goodness for DVRs.

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2 Comments

  1. NFriday says:

    The show is also available on demand until 8/29, for those people who have Comcast. Thanks, Nancy

  2. Chad says:

    Appreciate hearing that. Was surprised how nice a documentary it was. And I do have a bias since I grew up in Southwestern Michigan, so I know how awesome the produce is from there.

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