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, Feb 23, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
Saddle up for a California cattle roundup. Haul in the "heads" at an Arizona lettuce farm. Take our quiz to learn more about "crop rotation". Join Nevada sheep ranchers in preventing open range grass fires and sample Kentucky's unique bourbon soy sauce.
KQED Life: Sat, Feb 9, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
Bring in the colorful harvest on a Florida blueberry farm. Pass the salt and learn about the history of popcorn. Cook up some unique asparagus recipes with Sharon Vaknin and climb to new heights at a New Orleans rooftop farm.
KQED Life: Sat, Feb 2, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
Meet a Montana family finding success by combining farming and fishing. Take to the ocean for a New England program that delivers seafood direct to consumers. Haul in the harvest with an Arkansas family with a passion for exceptional produce.
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