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(Christopher Street / Oklahoma Gazette)

Cover Story: AGRARIAN BUFFET: Foraging grows beyond noshing nuts and berries to the creation of truly hyperlocal recipes and menus

Cover Story: AGRARIAN BUFFET: Foraging grows beyond noshing nuts and berries to the creation of truly hyperlocal recipes and menus

Much like real estate, food sourcing in Oklahoma is largely focused on location, location, location. Restaurants build seasonal menus and source ingredients from local growers. Consumers are encouraged to shop and dine at locally owned venues. The art of foraging, or wildcrafting as some call it, has become more popular in recent years and is

Norman Farmer's Market, summer produce in this file photo from 8-3-2011.  mh

Farmers markets connect growers and consumers for the freshest local produce

“We have consumers that have a desire to be involved in their community or at least to know their community,” said Meriruth Cohenour, Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food & Forestry agritourism coordinator.

Julia Laughlin poses for a photo at Prairie Earth Gardens, Tuesday, April 4, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Popular local radio host also dedicates her time to sustainable farming

Julia Laughlin co-host The Garden Party 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays on News Radio 1000 KTOK.

Wes Tibbs holds a goose at his farm in Oklahoma City, Friday, June 24, 2016.  "We got into it because it's a marketing angle for when we move beyond the hobby farm level.  I think they're a really good organization, in that, they provide people who are doing far bigger things than I am doing an opportunity to get their name out there and get a different angle on marketing that a lot of people don't have.... As consumers are moving toward the locally grown movement, it really gives them a leg up to join the locally grown movement."  (Garett Fisbeck)

Nationwide farming coalition helps Oklahoma veterans

For Brian Chambers, life after deployment is a struggle in some ways. “I was a special missions aviator in the Air Force for eight years. We were everywhere — Afghanistan, Iraq, Africa — and I was lucky; I didn’t sustain serious injury physically, but I do have some issues mentally. It’s hard to explain, but

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