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The Local Food Report
As we re-imagine our relationships to what we eat, Local Food Report creator Elspeth Hay takes us to the heart of the local food movement to talk with growers, harvesters, processors, cooks, policy makers and visionaries

Orleans Gardener Tries Grafting for a Healthier Tomato Plant

Elspeth Hay

We've all heard of grafting grape and apple plants. But tomatoes? This week on the Local Food Report, Elspeth Hay talks with Orleans gardener Joe Leghorn about his quest for the perfect tomato. This year he grafted 96 disease resistant tomato rootstock plants with tomato seedlings grown for their fruit qualities.

You can read more about tomato grafting on Elspeth's blog, Diary of a Locavore.

  This story originally aired on June 12, 2014.