e.55: Why Everyone Who is Sure About a Food Philosophy is Wrong

This episode, writer Tamar Haspel of the Washington Post  discusses the problem with embracing a given food philosophy too rigidly.

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e.35: Chris Blanchard on Culinary Herb Production, Part 2

Part two of my conversation with Chris Blanchard on herb production. This time, we focus on good harvesting techniques.

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e.34: Successful Culinary Herb Production in your Farm Operation

Veteran farmer Chris Blanchard built a thriving culinary herb business on his Iowa Farm, and thinks you can, too. In this episode Chris makes the case for focusing on herbs, and discusses the proper sourcing, and subsequent propagation, of herb cuttings. 

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The Podcast, e.33: Nathanael Johnson on the GMO Debate

This episode: Nathanael Johnson, a journalist who writes for Grist, discusses his recently published blog series about the GMO debate, entitled Panic-Free GMOs. 

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e.32: Two Chefs on selling farm products to chefs, part 2 of 2

This episode: part 2 of 2 of my conversation with Okanagan Valley chefs Camerson Smith and Dana Ewart, who share their advice for keeping up good relationships with the chefs who buy your farm products. 

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e.31: Best Practices for Farmers Selling to Restaurants and Chefs, Part 1 of 2

Selling your farm goods to chefs can be lucrative, but there are idiosyncrasies to this type of marketing that a farmer should understand if she wants to keep and increase the business she gets from restaurants. In this episode I speak to two chef-owners of a high end catering business that has built its reputation for great cuisine on a devotion to sourcing and serving local farm goods. 

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Foxglove Farm's At-Market Pepper Roaster

This post: draw crowds and create value-added goodness at market with this propane-fired pepper roaster.

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Farm Glance: Yummy Yards' chick brooder/greenhouse bench

This post: Yummy Yards Farmer Emi Do conserves space by brooding chicks under her greenhouse bench

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Woodlanders Farm's Hotbed Design for Warming Seedlings

This post: Brian Creelman of Woodlanders Farm shares is approach to hotboxing. You know. For heating seedlings.

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The Homestead's Coldframe/Germination Chamber

This post: Jordan Marr takes a perfectly good shelving unit and "fixes" it. Now he has a rickety coldframe/germination chamber.

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