We’re most often out in a field with our noses in the dirt. But you’ll also find us in lab coats and restaurants and packinghouses, Congressional and State offices, college and industry research facilities – anywhere there’s a story to be told about food and farming.

Where The Food Comes From taps into the passion and commitment of the people who feed us. There are easier ways to make a living, as anyone who’s ever seen the show knows. But from the farms to the research laboratories to the offices where people make the rules that regulate it all, the people involved in agriculture care deeply about what they’re doing. They make up just 1.5% of the population – but they proudly bear the weight of keeping the rest of us fed.

That’s the power of Where The Food Comes From – peeling back the labels and letting the world meet some of the people who put food on their plates.

Catch Where The Food Comes From every Friday at 10:00 p.m. and Saturday at 1:30 a.m. EST on the RFD-TV Network and on demand at RFD-TV Now and Cowboy Channel+!


Season 4, Episode 13

Fruit Or Vegetable?!

Welcome to everybody's favorite gameshow, Fruit...Or...Veggie! Okay, it's not a real gameshow, but as you'll see, it could be. We all know what we think is a fruit and what's a vegetable. Pretty clear, right? Wrong. Sure you probably know about a tomato — everybody knows that even though it seems like a veggie — it's actually a fruit. But did you realize there are dozens to hundreds of others in the same boat?

We went to the University of Georgia Durham Horticulture Research Farm just off campus near Athens to meet with Dr. Tim Coolong, who knows what's what when it comes to fruit and veggies.

And then to prove a point, we headed on-campus to play our show! Turns out almost nobody knows what's actually a fruit and what's a veggie! It's a fun way to end Season 4... and we've got a lot more surprises in store for Season 5, including a return to UGA!

Timothy Coolong sitting on a truck bed pointing to seeds in a green pepper.

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Catch Where The Food Comes From every Friday at 10:00 p.m. and Saturday at 1:30 a.m. EST on the RFD-TV Network and on demand at RFD-TV Now and Cowboy Channel+!


In Season 1, you met some of the people of farming and saw what they do up close and personal. There’s plenty more of that in Season 2 (including a look at how we’re likely to grow food on Mars, with 50-foot tomato vines hanging from the ceiling) but we also expand our reach to focus more on the heart of farming, the ways the amazing people who feed us give back to their own communities. That might mean working with organizations like Feeding America and gleaners like the Society of St. Andrew (who actually harvest leftover food from commercial fields) or efforts they spearhead themselves, from volunteering for the local fire department to starting support groups to actually stocking a fleet of buses to deliver fresh produce on a pay-what-you-can model to food deserts. We also take a look back at our roots, with a special two-part episode “Where The Food CAME From” where our host spends a day working as a farmer in 1870. You get an ag trade show, where people who grow food by the ton meet up with people who buy it by the ton.