A History Of Fresh Foods

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There was a time, not long ago, when a suspicious public considered anything refrigerated to be not fresh.  But as technology improved, our definition of ‘fresh’ changed. It came to include everything from vegetables shipped across the country  to fruit from a continent away.  Now we’re seeing the definition change again – as many people consider only locally grown products ‘fresh’.

We talk with Susanne Freidberg, Professor of Geography at Dartmouth College and author of "Fresh: A Perishable History" about how our perceptions of freshness change with the times. Listen

How do you define’fresh food’?  Send an email to vermontedition@vpr.net.

And we talk with James Sturm, cartoonist and co-founder of the Center For Cartoon Studies in White River Junction.  His new graphic novel, Market Day, is set in an Eastern European Jewish shtetl. Listen

Plus, we read listeners’ letters.



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