Under the Microscope: the price of a tomato and exploring history through archaeology

Aug 14, 2014

Late summer in the Midwest is tomato season. And whether you’re shopping at the grocery store, a discount chain or your local farmer’s market, you’ll find the price varies for a plump, juicy tomato. 

While sun and rain might be free, tomato farmers have to carefully weigh everything else they put in to growing their crop. Harvest Public Media’s Kristofor Husted visited Herman’s Farm in St. Charles County, Missouri, to find out more. 

Tomatoes at Herman's Farm in St. Charles County, MO
Credit Kristofor Husted / KBIA

We’re surrounded by many historical landmarks, with some more visible than others. KSMU’s Scott Harvey visited one site tucked beneath the surface in southwest Missouri is among dozens across the country to be featured in an upcoming film exploring America’s history through archeology. 

For more on the film "America From the Ground Up", click here

Caves in Springfield, MO
Credit Scott Harvey / KSMU