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43 Years of Baking Pies

Jul 29, 2016 | 831 videos
Video by The Perennial Plate

Bessie White and her sister, Velma, founded the farmers’ market in Cortez, Colorado, almost half a century ago. In this charming short documentary from the world-traveling web series The Perennial Plate, White shares her story—and also how to make delicious strawberry-rhubarb pie. “I helped all three of my grandkids go to college with this famers’ market,” she says. “I didn’t set out to be any different than anybody else.”

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Author: Nadine Ajaka

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