Episode 502 addthis
Reporter Rob Stewart visits two family sugaring operations in New England where sap from thousands of trees is turned into award winning maple syrup. Reporter John Lobertini goes along on a huge sheep drive in the wilds of Arizona, one of the last of its kind in the nation. Reporter Jason Shoultz visits a grain and milling operation in Oregon that’s been run by one family for more than 150 years. Reporter Sarah Gardner takes us to Malabar Farm in Ohio. It’s an historic farming operation with a tie to Hollywood as Bogart and Bacall came here for their marriage and honeymoon.

Naturally SweetNaturally Sweet
They call it sugar making, we know this "sugar" as maple syrup. Tapping trees for syrup is a long process and demand continues to rise in the U.S. and other countries. We visit the New England mountains, where a family has been producing maple syrup for 7 decades. Another family close by is one of the biggest producers of maple syrup in the world!

 

 

Makin' The MoveMakin' The Move
When you hear "ranching", cattle most likely comes to mind but in the open spaces of eastern Arizona it is just as likely to mean sheep! Driving sheep from desert floor to the mountains of Arizona is a yearly ritual for Dwayne Dobson and family.

 

Long Term TraditionLong Term Tradition
Oregon’s Union Mills feed mill got its start grinding grain with a water wheel. It’s changed with the times, but has a lot of history and it’s been in the same family for generations! Owner Bob Friedrich’s great grandparents adopted the property from a trip on the Oregon Trail in 1848!

 

Hollywood & HarvestsHollywood & Harvests
Louis Bromfield’s Malabar farm is a living memorial to a man whose vision made him an early supporter of sustainable agricultural practices in the United States. He used his literary fame to rebuild several farms in Ohio, one of which was a favorite stop for some of Hollywood’s best know actors. In fact, Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall were married there.

 

The Kids Are AlrightHarvesting Knowledge: Apples
Apples are one of the most popular fruits today. They have vitamin C, they help reduce cholesterol, and they're low in calories.

 

 

 

The Kids Are AlrightWorking the Land: Beekeeper
Randy Oliver is a small commercial beekeeper.




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