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Episode Info: It’s Paw Paw Season! There’s a delicious fruit coming into season that might be growing in your back yard, but virtually no one knows about it – Allow me to introduce you to the Paw Paw.  The Paw Paw kept Lewis and Clark’s expedition from starving, and fed the early settlers of the United States. It was a favorite desert of George Washington, distracted entire regiments (who preferred chowing down in orchards to to fighting) during the Civil War, and was incorporated into the managed food forests of the Native Americans. Since the industrial agriculture and transportation system took over, though, food has strayed from its local roots, and outside of its native range, the paw paw has been mostly forgotten. In episode 27 of the Raw Food Health Podcast, we’ll talk to Chris Chmiel, a paw paw farmer who founded the Ohio Paw Paw Festival, and now seeks to get this fruit a bit of well-deserved attention. We talk about the paw paw, foraging for it in the wild for fun and profit, the Ohio Paw Paw Festival, and how you can get your hands on some paw paws if you live outside of its usual haunts. Correction: In the show I say Chris’ Farm is in Athens County Georgia. It is actually in Athens County Ohio Show Notes: Andrew’s Overfeeding Experiment Chris’s Farm, Integration Acres The Ohio Paw Paw Festival   How To Listen To This Episode And/Or Subscribe To The Podcast: Note: new episodes may take a few hours to show up on some subscription platforms, but you can always listen immediately via the player at the bottom of this blog. Option One: Subscribe via iTunes. Itunes is the best choice for iPod, iPhone and iPad users, as well as those on various operating systems who already use iTunes to mange audio files. Subscribe Via Itunes Option Two: Subscribe via Stitcher. Stitcher is a good choice for android phone users. Download the android Stitcher app here. Option Three:To download the episode and manually transfer it to your phone, mp3 player, tablet, etc, right click on “download” under the player at the bottom of this post and save it to the directory you want. Option Four: To be notified via RSS feed of each new episode, subscribe here. Option Five: To listen in your browser, press play on the player at the bottom of this blog post Option Six: To subscribe via other aggregators, apps, and services, find the manual podcast add feature in your program and add this RSS feed: http://blog.raw-food-health.net/feed/therawfoodhealthpodcast/ ORead more »

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