G-Free Foodie http://kvpr.org en Can Alt. Farmers Stake A Claim In The San Joaquin Valley? http://kvpr.org/post/can-alt-farmers-stake-claim-san-joaquin-valley <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week on </span><a href="http://kvpr.org/programs/valley-edition" style="line-height: 1.5;">Valley Edition</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> we take a look at what we are calling "Alt. Farmers."</span></p><p>In a region where big agriculture is big business, a new generation of farmers is challenging our notion of what life on the farm is all about. These socially conscious, technology savvy boutique growers and ranchers are going beyond organic to embrace the latest trends in food and popular culture.</p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 19:36:24 +0000 Joe Moore, Rebecca Plevin & Ezra David Romero 20315 at http://kvpr.org Can Alt. Farmers Stake A Claim In The San Joaquin Valley? Valley Consumers Help Drive Local Farm to Fork Culture, Economy http://kvpr.org/post/valley-consumers-help-drive-local-farm-fork-culture-economy <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>It’s not just farmers who are taking part in this new trend that is reshaping agriculture in the San Joaquin Valley. It’s also consumers. From pop-up “farm to fork” meals to acclaimed local chefs perusing the goods at a rapidly increasing number of local farmers markets, our relationships, our food and those who grow it are changing. And even in an area where fast food and chain restaurants are king, eating local is proving to be more than just a trend for many Valley residents.&nbsp;</p><p>---</p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 18:38:55 +0000 Ezra David Romero 20308 at http://kvpr.org Valley Consumers Help Drive Local Farm to Fork Culture, Economy