This series celebrates US agriculture, horticulture and aquaculture by spotlighting the diverse group of men and women providing food, fuel and fiber to the world. Season 5 boasts a fresh format, faster pacing, new regular features and on-camera contributors, and a greater emphasis on direct-to-consumer issues in urban environments. The series also welcomes back the popular "Harvesting Knowledge" (about the history of food and farming), "Voices from the Heartland" and "Along the Way" segments, and introduces "Off the Shelf," a recurring segment which traces the origins of everyday grocery-store products.
America's Heartland Previous Broadcasts
KQED Life: Sat, Nov 17, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
Saddle up to see how Florida ranchers are saving a historic breed of cattle. Make your choices of popular produce at Alabama's oldest farmers market. Test a new recipe for sweet and spicy corn fritters and discover how a farm school in New Mexico is helping residents in one economically disadvantaged community.
KQED Life: Sat, Nov 10, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
Ready to choose up sides on the "Great Dairy Debate"? Wisconsin may be "America's Dairyland", but California cows have made their mark in the battle over milk production, cheese making and all things dairy. Visit the farms involved in making America's dairy production the envy of the world and sample some results at the World Cheese Championships.
KQED Life: Sat, Nov 3, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
Haul in a harvest of tall timber in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Learn how to cook up some unusual blueberry recipes. Discover how the internet helped four young ladies begin farming and travel to Arizona where one farm specializes in raising cactus.