DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 23, 2017) - WDSC TV 15 is airing two locally produced shows this spring guaranteed to be food for thought and the dinner table.

The Barefoot Farmer, produced by WDSC's Kevin Lorden, tells the story of fourth-generation Samsula farmer Paul Tomazin and his family. In an era of industrial farming, Tomazin Farms has managed to stay in business by carving out a niche in local farmer's markets, restaurants and regional farm-to-table distributors. The documentary focuses on the traditions, challenges and rewards of being part of the local farming community. DSC classes also will benefit from the video as a learning tool.

The Barefoot Farmer will air on WDSC TV 15 on these dates:
Sunday 4/2 4:30 p.m.
Thursday 4/6 10 p.m.
Tuesday 4/25 8 p.m.

Local Harvest: Eating Fresh, Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. on WDSC TV 15Also on WDSC is Local Harvest: Eating Fresh, which airs its third of 10 weekly shows on Tuesday, March 28, at 7:30 p.m. The show follows the trail of local agriculture, interviewing area farmers and bringing their produce to the table, where Daytona State College master chef and Culinary Arts Chair Costa Magoulas shares his favorite recipes.

"Florida is a huge agricultural state," said show producer Jean-Marie Appleby. "We hope to inspire people to get out and find sustainable fresh food sources, patronize local farms and become part of a movement to know who is growing your food, where it's being grown and how it's being grown."

WDSC broadcasts in the Orlando-Daytona-Melbourne television market, an area that serves 3.2 million people and is the 19th largest television market in the nation. Counties in the viewing area include Volusia, Flagler, Seminole, Brevard, Orange, Putnam, Marion, Lake and Osceola. More than 200,000 households view programs on WDSC each week.

WDSC TV15 supports the educational mission of Daytona State by serving as a living classroom for students in the Television Studio Production Certificate program and the upcoming Associate of Science in Broadcast Television Production degree. In these programs, students receive training in video and television studio production, set design, lighting, camera, audio and broadcast production. Through hands-on training with live programs, students gain experience in television and video production.

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