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FUNDAMENTALS OF FOOD: PBS Series ‘Around the Farm Table’ Wins Slow Food Award

the ’food storyteller’ category winner brings people along on food and farm adventures

Kelly Carlson |

GATHER AROUND. Inga Witscher, host of
GATHER AROUND. Inga Witscher, host of "Around the Farm Table" on PBS Wisconsin, recently won a national award. (Photo by Mark Aumann)

How much do you know about the makings of your Dairy State favorites? Around the Farm Table is a public TV program dedicated to the importance of healthy soil, food, and people hosted by fourth-generation organic dairy farmer Inga Witscher of Osseo. The show connects consumers to small thoughtful farmers through storytelling, forgotten recipes, and engaging entertainment. 

Witscher was recently honored by Slow Food USA as one of 20 Snailblazer Award winners across 10 categories. The nonprofit group’s website states that the Slow Food USA awards are “a celebration of people going above and beyond for good, clean and fair food for all.”

The 2021 “Food Storyteller” category winner is praised for her inclusivity as she continues to spread the joy of good food and hearty living to viewers across the nation. 

As its name suggests, Slow Food USA is intended to foster an alternative to the fast food lifestyle of 21st century humanity. The group, which has chapters nationwide, is dedicated to creating a world “where all people can eat food that is good for them, good for the people who grow it, and good for the planet.”

Join Witscher at PBS Wisconsin for the latest from her show, including the new episode “Life on Inga’s Farm,” as well as other videos such as “Cooking with Inga” clips. Learn more about the program at