Symbiosis is a beautiful thing in the food world. This week on The Farm Report, Erin Faribanks is joined in the studio by Andrea Cascun, co-owner of Cascun Farms, and John Karangis, Executive Chef with Union Square Events. Recently, Cascun Farms and Union Square Events teamed up in order trade resources. Cascun Farms provides Union Square Events with chickens, and in return, they collect the pulp from Union Square’s Creative Juice production to use as animal feed! Tune into this episode to learn how Andrea and Cascum Farms use rinds, pits, and other waste to feed chickens and pigs. Does the pulp affect the flavor of the chicken or pork? Find out why John and his team find it important to recycle their food waste in a way that supports small farms! This program has been brought to you by The International Culinary Center. Music by Obey City.

“Having someone who appreciates the care that we put into our product- that’s something that’s really important to us. It makes for a perfect fit.” [9:00]

Andrea Cascun on The Farm Report

“Things with lots of spice like kaffir limes, chiles, or jalapeños- you don’t want to feed them to chickens. They will impart too much of a flavor in the poultry.” [19:30]

John Karangis on The Farm Report