Did you know tomatoes are a berry? Bears don’t like honey? And in a few years we may not have any more citrus?
Just a few things viewers will find out…
TAMPA, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, February 14, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Tomatoes are a berry. Bears don’t like honey. Sweetpotato is just one word. And in a few years we may not have any more bananas or citrus.
Those are just a few things viewers will find out in the new Nashville-based RFD-TV Network series 'Where The Food Comes From'.
The show airs Thursdays at 9:30 p.m. Eastern (check local listings for other times).
The goal of the "Where the Food Comes From" (WTFCF) is to tell just that – and it's not the supermarket (though that’s part of the big picture).
But beyond where it comes from, how it gets there and all the links in the chain that make that happen. The supply chain that connects it all is fragile, as has become painfully obvious during pandemic times. WTFCF introduces viewers to the invisible hands that make the magic, the faces behind the labels.
WTFCF is centered on the farm, but goes way up- and downstream to show how that magic happens.
“I grew up in small farms town all over,” says series creator and host Chip Carter, previously a syndicated columnist with The Chicago Tribune and Washington Post and a producer for various AOL properties. “My dad was a minister. I worked all these tough ag jobs. So as soon as I turned 18, all I wanted was what most smalltown kids want – OUT! But a few years back, I noticed a lot of interest from teens and 20s in what they were eating – and where it came from.”
Carter came back home and started working for a produce industry trade publication, with the idea for WTFCF already firmly in-mind.
“These incredible stories were all virtually untold,” Carter says. “That’s every journalist’s dream, a fresh pond to fish in. And more importantly, I realized these stories weren’t being told because they happen out in the country, and the mainstream media never goes there. I know, because I didn’t. And man, I am so, so glad I came home.”
Season 1 highlights include:
A visit with a Florida man who built a better tomato
A South Carolina family who’s still “Farming Like It’s 1699”
A trip to the Atlanta State Farmer’s Market (hint: it’s not what you go to on Saturday morning)
A firefighter whose hobby led to a $300,000 annual mushroom business in his home
Stories behind the exploding popularity of berries, greens and sweetpotatoes (it really is spelled one word – look it up)
And the sweet story behind the creation of the Vidalia onion, which was maybe the happiest accident in the history of agriculture.
Head to WhereTheFoodComesFrom.com or RFDTV.com/shows for previews, more news and information, and to follow the show. And look for @WhereTheFoodComesFrom and @wtfcf_tv on social channels.
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