Radio Nibbles: Early Snow Means Early Harvest for Local Farmers

John Lehndorff joins us from his indoor micro-farm in Louisville to talk about the impact of snow on local farmers. The early cold snap has meant farmers rushed to harvest crops and now farm stalls have an abundance of tomatoes, zucchini, peppers, corn, melon and other fruit.

John suggests putting tomatoes in a bag and freezing them. They could also be pureed and then made into ice cubes for use in sauces later on.

For all the zucchini, they could be made into pickles or dried. Combine the zucchini and tomatoes and make a ratatouille and freeze it.

Listen to the audio segment:

(Download Audio)

Food News:
  • Acorn restaurant has closed at The Source in Denver, a sister eatery to Oak on 14th in Boulder.


The best thing John tasted this week:

Table Mountain Farm goat’s milk-based caramel sauce in Vanilla Bean, Salted Dark Chocolate, Whiskey, and Cinnamon Vanilla flavors. It’s made from a few simple ingredients – milk from a farm just south of Boulder that is a female-owned, sustainable, small family farm focused on animal welfare and regenerating the soul.

You can listen to Food Waste tips on Fridays or check out the Food Waste series at

You can read John’s latest stories at