Black Turtle beans http://iowapublicradio.org en The "Iowa Swabian Hall” Pig & Iowa's Edible Beans http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowa-swabian-hall-pig-iowas-edible-beans <p>When he was a kid, Carl Blake II raised pigs for Iowa county fairs. But now as a farmer in his 40s, Blake thought pork should taste better. So he bred his own pig, based on a 19th century German hog.&nbsp; He says this odd-looking, fatty porcine is so tasty that it melts in your mouth. We’ll find out how the Iowa Swabian Hall is now the favorite of some of America’s top chefs.&nbsp; Also, we hear about the one Iowa farmer growing edible dry beans. Jason Grimm of Grimm Family Farms in Iowa County is having great success with his Black Turtle beans.</p><p></p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 20:16:08 +0000 Dennis Reese 17888 at http://iowapublicradio.org The "Iowa Swabian Hall” Pig & Iowa's Edible Beans