The American Farm Bureau says prices for a basket of 16 basic grocery
items rose by 8 percent in the first quarter of 2008. Sec. of Agriculture Roger Allbee explains what’s behind the rise in food prices and how it’s affecting
farmers, grocery retailers and consumers.
Also, a new cookbook specializes in Vermont-grown foods, and we go searching for fiddleheads near the Winooski River.
This Saturday Vermonters will
take to the roadsides, parks, beaches, and riverbanks for Green Up
Day. The annual event started in 1970. Robert Babcock Junior, was the
behind the first Green Up Day. He spoke
with VPR’s Jane Lidholm about the event.