Meridian Star

Local News

May 15, 2014

Meridian orchard featured on cooking show

MERIDIAN —     Mississippi Public Broadcasting’s (MPB) healthy cooking show, “Fit to Eat,” will feature a special segment on B&W Orchards in Meridian during its episode at 7:30 p.m. tonight on MPB TV.

    The new segment, “Down on the Farm,” promotes a better understanding of local foods and the individuals and organizations that provide them.

    "This season is jam-packed with exciting, informative episodes,” said Key Ivy, executive producer of the show. “’Down on the Farm’ takes viewers around the state to visit local farms, dairies, farmers markets and much more.”

    During the segment, viewers will meet Barbara Robinson, owner of B&W Orchards. Robinson explains the concept of high tunnel farming and why it works so well in Mississippi, despite the fact that it uses no heat or air.

    On the current season of “Fit to Eat,” Mississippi chef and restaurateur Rob Stinson puts a healthier twist on family-friendly classics like chicken nuggets, blackened redfish and pizza. Mississippi registered dietitian Rebecca Turner gives a more in-depth look at nutritional information such as calories, portion control and more.

    Viewers can also expect a series of guest co-hosts to join Rob in the kitchen with each episode. Guests such as Grady Champion, Wyatt Waters, and Marshall Ramsey will pop in to tell their story of finding a healthier lifestyle.

    “Fit to Eat” airs Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. on MPB TV through May 22. Find out more about the show at and Facebook.

Text Only
Local News
Helium debate
Twitter Updates
AP Video
13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow Raw: Deadly Tornado Hits Virginia Campground Ohio State Marching Band Chief Fired After Probe Raw: Big Rig Stuck in Illinois Swamp
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide