Visit Your Local PBS Station PBS Home PBS Home Programs A-Z TV Schedules Watch Video Donate Shop PBS Search PBS
The Meaning of Food

Near Eats

Story: Marina Gordon and Brad Smith
Photos: Melissa Edwards

Tod Murphy has a radical dream: diners across the country that serve burgers, eggs, sausage and hash browns. What’s new about that? Most of the food served at his Farmers Diner, in Barre, Vermont, was raised within 75 miles, and that’s an old idea that’s revolutionary in the 21st century.