10 episodes

Food Trek explores the latest food and farming frontiers in Central Illinois.New episodes of Food Trek will debut twice a month throughout 2022. Listen on WCBU's All Things Peoria, WGLT's Sound Ideas, or subscribe to the podcast.Contact host Tory Dahlhoff at torydahlhoff@protonmail.com.

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Food Trek explores the latest food and farming frontiers in Central Illinois.New episodes of Food Trek will debut twice a month throughout 2022. Listen on WCBU's All Things Peoria, WGLT's Sound Ideas, or subscribe to the podcast.Contact host Tory Dahlhoff at torydahlhoff@protonmail.com.

    New series Food Trek explores the latest food and farming frontiers in Central Illinois

    New series Food Trek explores the latest food and farming frontiers in Central Illinois

    Food Trek host Tory Dahlhoff is your guide. In the debut episode, Tory explains what to expect and who you'll meet on this yearlong reporting project.Support for agriculture coverage on WCBU and WGLT comes from the Illinois Farm Bureau and Growmark.

    • 6 min
    How the natural history of central Illinois could bring farms into the future

    How the natural history of central Illinois could bring farms into the future

    Today on Food Trek, host Tory Dahlhoff explores how a diverse tallgrass prairie was transformed into a landscape now dominated by monoculture crops. How did a biodiverse prairie that excelled at storing carbon turn into farmland that contributes to climate change?

    • 6 min
    Why a local food system has yet to take hold in central Illinois

    Why a local food system has yet to take hold in central Illinois

    Today on Food Trek, host Tory Dahlhoff gives us the first of a two-part episode that dives into the potential of building a local food system in Central Illinois and reviews a bit of the history of why, in a place with such great soil, a strong local food system has yet to take hold.

    • 6 min
    More farmers and land access: How to unleash local food systems

    More farmers and land access: How to unleash local food systems

    Your Food Trek tour guide Tory Dahlhoff explores what it will take to make a local food system work. And it's not just more farmers.

    • 6 min
    What you can learn about local food systems by cooking some butternut squash soup

    What you can learn about local food systems by cooking some butternut squash soup

    Today on Food Trek: Host Tory Dahlhoff pulls the old food truck out of the garage, airs up the tires, swaps out the fryer grease, fires up the grill, and hits the road with Chef Ryan Smith to cook and chat with the owners of Sous Chef, a small grocery in downtown Peoria where they have written their own recipe for connecting local farmers to the community.

    • 6 min
    How Janie's Mill became an Illinois flour powerhouse

    How Janie's Mill became an Illinois flour powerhouse

    Today on Food Trek: We're heading over to Ashkum, Illinois, to hear from Harold Wilken and Jill Brockman-Cummings about the origins of Janie's Farm and Mill, an organic flour powerhouse that has worked against the grain of the conventional farm and food system.

    • 6 min

Customer Reviews

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7 Ratings

FarmerKate77 ,

Exactly what is needed right now!

Thank you for creating this great podcast.. this conversation is exactly what we need right now!!

MNReggaeHead ,

Important Stories, Very Creative Storytelling

Love the Earth. Love this podcast. Keep trekking!

pete from peoria ,

Best Day Ever

I’m so excited for this podcast

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