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Farm to Table means different things to different people but many would agree that restaurants and their chefs have led the way on our Farm to Table journey. Chefs might say that they have been led by their own customers who have shown a preference for food with a story all the way back to the farm: the farmer, unique varieties or breeds, production practices and overall sustainability. In this episode of Farm To Table Talk we are joined at the table by Greg Drescher, the Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and Industry Leadership with the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) to explore what Farm To Table means in the Culinary world and the trends that change menus.

Farm To Table Talk Farm To Table Talk

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    • 4.5 • 39 Ratings

Farm to Table means different things to different people but many would agree that restaurants and their chefs have led the way on our Farm to Table journey. Chefs might say that they have been led by their own customers who have shown a preference for food with a story all the way back to the farm: the farmer, unique varieties or breeds, production practices and overall sustainability. In this episode of Farm To Table Talk we are joined at the table by Greg Drescher, the Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and Industry Leadership with the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) to explore what Farm To Table means in the Culinary world and the trends that change menus.

    Farm Adjacent Communities – Clayton Garrett

    Farm Adjacent Communities – Clayton Garrett

    Cities keep growing but that doesn't mean we don't want to be around a farm. In fact when you can't live in the country then how about bringing the farm to the city?  That's what Clayton Garrett shares is happening in Houston and other cities. It may be surprising to farmers who have experienced mixed results when city folks move to the country and become their neighbors. Clayton Garrett is a farmer and founding partner of Meristem Communities,  a Houston based real estate development company exploring how healthy communities are developed and nourished,  often with farming in its midst. indigocommons.com

    • 47 min
    Barons, Really – Austin Frerick

    Barons, Really – Austin Frerick

    Many Farm To Table Talk listeners somehow got a version of the Barons podcast that had the right intro but with a different podcast.  We're sorry about that and  just in case here is the real interview with Austin Frerick. Rodger Wasson

    • 44 min
    Barons Power – Austin Frerick

    Barons Power – Austin Frerick

    Local agriculture has become an extraction economy and to change there will have to be change in who has power. Food system power is largely in the hands of 'Barons' according to Austin Frerick, the author of "Barons - Money, Power, and The Corruption Of America's Food Industry."   The case is made by examining powerful barons in grain, grocery, dairy, berry, coffee and meat industries. Domination is not a new story and it has been blunted in the past such as the reining in of the "Robber Barons" of the late 1800's. Solutions can be found again by actions such as resisting the 'southern model', institutions prioritizing local, resisting mergers and acquisitions and leadership from the USDA. @austinfrerick   austinfrerick.com



     

    • 44 min
    What We’re Hungry For — Kim Shapira, MS, RD

    What We’re Hungry For — Kim Shapira, MS, RD

    Knowing what we're really hungry for depends on becoming the authority in our own body, empowering us to eat what we love . Kim Shapira, M.S., R.D. is a renowned celebrity dietitian, nutritional therapist, and author holding a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and a Master's degree in Human Metabolism and Clinical Nutrition. In her new book, This Is What You're Really Hungry For: Six Simple Rules to Transform Your Relationship with Food to Become Your Healthiest Self, Shapira has developed six rules to change our relationship with food - breaking down the science to get our brain and our body on board; replacing fad diets that do not last with a sustainable method that encourages us to eat what we love; and empower us to be our own champions.

    • 55 min
    Organizing the Hungry – Pastor Heber Brown III

    Organizing the Hungry – Pastor Heber Brown III

    Houses of faith are becoming powerful agents and actors of improving food security in their own community in ways that go beyond charity. It is organizing the hungry and not just feeding the needy.The largest institution in the Black community, the Black church, replete with offerings to fill multiple needs., from the physical grounds, to classrooms, kitchens, to church vans and buses, to the land, and the people. Pastor Heber Brown III,  launched the Black Church Food Security Network (BCFSN) in 2014 with a garden at his own church, Pleasant Hope Baptist Church in Baltimore,  now they have 250 in the network. BCFN was founded  after he noticed a pattern of hospitalizations related to diet and other issues and was determined to change health outcomes for his congregation. What began with encouraging churches to start gardens on church premises, has since grown to include encouraging congregations to make institutional purchases from Black farmers, host farmers markets, preferably on Sundays after church, and arrange tours of Black farms.



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    Sacred, Noble, Righteous & Healing – Joel Salatin

    Sacred, Noble, Righteous & Healing – Joel Salatin

    Farmers have the support of customers who want to be a part of something sacred, noble, righteous and healing. Joel Salatin has experienced that first hand and has helped thousands of farmers all over the world discover it for themselves.  Although it is daunting to start farming and encourage a more viable local food system, it is happening because of those connections. Joel Salatin hears all about it and shares the excitement he's discovered at his farm, on the road speaking and in his latest of 16 books, Homestead Tsunami. In 2006 Another author, Michael Pollan, featured Joel in a key chapter of Omnivore's Dilemna titled All Flesh Is Grass.. When critics of the modern American food system are challenged to offer a better way the answer is often Joel Saltin's family's Polyface Farm. www.polyface.com

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

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39 Ratings

39 Ratings

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For people who love farms and good food

This podcast always offers interesting insights about food and farming. Whether you are interested in practical ideas and tips for small-scale farming, or the latest in farm policy, this is one of the best podcasts I’ve found. The guests are always folks who are involved in hands-on work, or have a specific expertise to share. The show host asks great questions and I look forward to listening every week.

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Best Find

One day at work I was tired of listening to historical podcasts and I searched agricultural podcasts and I found this one! I’m studying to be an Agricultural Educator. I love these podcasts because I’m from a grain and beef community and this goes into different types of Ag. Roger is calm and the conversation is not a bunch or random people spouting off. It’s very professional and bring new ideas. I love this and I plan to use these with assignments because they are so informational.

Danielle Dougan ,

Wonderful Resource for Food and Ag Professionals

This podcast addresses the issues facing the food and ag sector in segments that are long enough to delve into the issue, but short enough to get a series of main points across concisely. Rodger is a wonderful host - the conversation flows naturally like a discussion at the kitchen table rather than an interview and provided for a few laughs along the way. I highly recommend all ag and food professional subscribe to this resource and bookmark it to listen to new segments as they come out!

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