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Life is Tasty

Field & Feast is a 5-minute radio feature, currently broadcast Saturdays and Sundays on KUT 90.5 FM in Austin, Texas.  It’s a show about good food from the ground up.

In case you miss a show, or want to revisit a topic, our Shows page is a great place to get started.

A podcast of each show is available on our website, as well as on iTunes. We enhance the experience online with the addition of gardening tips or recipes and other information to make your time with us more enjoyable–and useful.

Please explore and come back often to discover what’s new on Field & Feast.

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Spring Food Garden Success

February 12, 2016

Growing your own takes patience and knowledge. You're on your own for the patience, but we can help you with a few tips to supplement your knowledge base.

The Spring Food Garden (podcast)

February 12, 2016

In Central Texas, fall and winter are better times to grow food crops because of better weather and lower incidence of pests. However, spring is when gardeners feel the most intense excitement and anticipation.

Meet Cathy Slaughter

February 12, 2016

Cathy Slaughter always had a love of plants, going back to her childhood days of helping her parents with gardening and other relatives with farming duties. And now she does it full-time and loves it. In fact, if you live in Central Texas, and you use organic herb and vegetable transplants from retail nurseries in your food garden, Cathy probably grew them.

Shop | Cook | Eat | Local | Organic

February 5, 2016

I have just one tip for shopping/cooking/eating local organic: use the grocery store to buy your toothpaste and sundries and do your food shopping at the Farmers' Markets.

Called to Farming (podcast)

February 5, 2016

Some people are born into farming, but for others it's a kind of spiritual calling. Dorsey Barger, head farmer at Hausbar Farm and Guest Haus in East Austin, heard the first faint whisper of what her future might hold upon her first visit to the Downtown Farmers Market in Austin, Texas more than 12 years ago.

Dorsey Barger: Urban Farmer

February 5, 2016

Dorsey Barger is a farmer. It's not what she expected to be when she "grew up," but that's what she was called to do, and do it she does: with passion, flair and generosity of spirit.

Growing Independence

January 31, 2016

I met Mark Knox, gardening instructor, and Jan Meeks, art instructor, at Marbridge earlier this year. Although both are technically employees at Marbridge, it was clear to me that each has great compassion for the residents.

Garden Tips from Marbridge Gardeners

January 31, 2016

Growing some of your own food and cooking from the garden can be an empowering experience. It sure is for some of the residents of Marbridge Farm & Ranch. Residents who wish to learn, and are able, spend time raising and tending food gardens.

Marbridge Farmers (podcast)

January 31, 2016

Marbridge, better known to longtime Central Texans as Marbridge Farm or Marbridge Ranch, is only 12 miles south of downtown Austin in Manchaca. Marbridge serves as a residential educational and training facility for adults with cognitive challenges.

Getting Started Growing a Food Garden

January 22, 2016

If you eat you owe it to yourself to cultivate horticultural skills to enhance your culinary explorations, and to save vegetables and fruits from jet-lag, or worse yet– road rage!