Stories of Famers ~ Indigenous Roots of Thanksgiving ~ Winter Squash

Credit Ugly Food of the North

Thursday, November 22  –  On this Thanksgiving, we hear from small farmers about the labor of love that is cultivating food. We hear from Amber and Ross Lockhart of Heart and Soil Farm; Jaclyn Weber of Folcstede Farms; and Sam Rydell of Nurtured Plains Farms. They spoke at November’s First Fridays at B in Moorhead, a monthly discussion about food. ~~~ We continue our food theme with a look at the indigenous side of a Thanksgiving table. Minnesota Chef Sean Sherman (the Sioux Chef) talks to the show With Good Reason to share a taste of pre-contact American Indian cuisine. Host Sarah McConnell also takes a look at the complicated history of the most well-known reservation food, fry-bread. The episode wraps up with American Indian scholars Anton Treuer and Karenne Wood about their food traditions. ~~~ It’s time for another episode of Main Street Eats with Root Seller Sue. Sue Balcom of The Root Sellers farm outside Mandan talks about winter squash.