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“Botany of Desire” on PBS

Oct. 27, 2009



Tomorrow night, "The Botany of Desire" airs on PBS(check your local listing for channel and airtime). In anticipation of this, we partnered with the producers of the film to put on an heirloom apple scavenger hunt, and are today announcing our 9 winners. Those who entered were asked to take photos of as many heirloom/heritage apple varieties as they could, including the farm or farmer where the apples were located, and send us their list of apple varieties, their photos, and a recipe for something they made with one or more kind of apple. What a way to celebrate apple season and the work being done by Renewing America’s Food Traditions (RAFT) Alliance to identify rare apple varieties, coordinate regional “forgotten fruit” workshops and compile resources on apple diversity!

For a review of “The Botany of Desire,” check out Paula Crossfield’s post over on Civil Eats.

And for beautiful apple photos and some terrific apple recipes form our winners, read on...

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