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Fresh Take is your roundup of all things related to organic and sustainable living. Join Florida Organic Growers staff and guest experts as we discuss everything you need to know about sustainable living, organic agriculture, and how to make the best lifestyle choices that benefit you and the environment. So if you’re an eco-warrior, a dedicated farmer, or just someone looking to make more conscious decisions, tune in to get your Fresh Take. 

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Fresh Take is your roundup of all things related to organic and sustainable living. Join Florida Organic Growers staff and guest experts as we discuss everything you need to know about sustainable living, organic agriculture, and how to make the best lifestyle choices that benefit you and the environment. So if you’re an eco-warrior, a dedicated farmer, or just someone looking to make more conscious decisions, tune in to get your Fresh Take. 

    Balancing Urban Development and Sustainable Agriculture: A Fresh Take with Hannah Wooten

    Balancing Urban Development and Sustainable Agriculture: A Fresh Take with Hannah Wooten

    In this episode we chat with Hannah Wooten, a UF IFAS extension agent from Orange County, Florida, about how urban development and sustainable agriculture intersect in local food systems. Hannah's journey from Valencia Community College to her work in horticulture and ethnobotany shows us the deep connection between plants and people.We learn about innovative farmers who are blending self-sustaining ecosystems with urban waste management. Collaboration between urban planners, chefs, restaurat...

    • 40 min
    Revolutionizing Food Waste: Emily Grant on Sustainable Food Recovery Initiatives

    Revolutionizing Food Waste: Emily Grant on Sustainable Food Recovery Initiatives

    Can food recovery revolutionize our approach to food waste and sustainability? Find out as we sit down with Emily Grant, Director of Florida Operations for foodrecovery.org, who shares her incredible journey from urban planning to leading food recovery efforts. Emily’s story is rooted in community engagement, from her hands-on work in a Sarasota community garden to her strategic role with UF IFAS Extension's Family Nutrition Program. Her experiences have paved the way for a remarkable career ...

    • 38 min
    Growing Together: SE TOPP's Farmer to Farmer Mentorship Program

    Growing Together: SE TOPP's Farmer to Farmer Mentorship Program

    Unlock the potential of organic farming in the Southeast with guidance from experts Amanda Rose Newton and Emily Deruelle of Florida Organic Growers. Our enlightening conversation peels back the layers of the Southeast Transition to Organic Partnership Program (SE-TOPP), and you'll gain invaluable insights into developing successful organic practices and connecting with a thriving community. Learn about the program's inception, its key areas of focus, and the invaluable support it provi...

    • 21 min
    Berry Good Living: Cultivating Organic Blueberries with Allison Acres

    Berry Good Living: Cultivating Organic Blueberries with Allison Acres

    In this episode of Fresh Take, we welcome special guests Hank and Jessica from Allison Acres to discuss their journey into organic blueberry farming. Hank, a retired FBI agent, shares his inspiration for transitioning to farming, influenced by his background in law enforcement. Jessica, with a background in Environmental Science, talks about her start in agriculture and her role at Allison Acres. They elaborate on their decision to pursue blueberry farming and shed light on the challenges org...

    • 33 min
    Sizzling Stories of Sustainability: A Deep Dive into Seasonal Cooking and Local Agriculture

    Sizzling Stories of Sustainability: A Deep Dive into Seasonal Cooking and Local Agriculture

    Imagine your palate embarking on a voyage where every flavor tells a story of community, sustainability, and creativity. That's exactly the kind of sensory adventure you're in for as Jeffrey Schlissel, the cuisine virtuoso and barbecue 'Kingpin,' joins us at the table. With nicknames like 'Bacon Cartel,' you know this conversation is going to sizzle with insider knowledge on the smoked meat industry and Jeffrey's heartfelt dedication to seasonal cooking—a practice that not only tantalizes tas...

    • 51 min
    Table Talk: Exploring Food Transparency and Traceability

    Table Talk: Exploring Food Transparency and Traceability

    Embark on a culinary journey with Hari Pulapaka, the force behind the Global Cooking School. Discover the importance of food transparency and traceability, where every bite tells a story. As a mathematician-turned-chef, Hari's passion for ingredients with a clear backstory has fostered collaborations between chefs and farmers, aiming for an honest food industry.Explore sustainable seafood and Hari's innovative approaches at Pastelsia. Learn about Hari Cafe's principles of Harmony, Accessibili...

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

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20 Ratings

20 Ratings

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Local, informative, and without commercials

Love the variety of topics, the local FL focus, and the fact that this podcast is not interrupted by loud, ridiculous commercials. Thank you!!

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Highly recommend!

I was so happy to come across you guys as I’ve had a challenging time finding a podcast that focuses on the unique growing conditions of Florida. I’m considering starting a flower farm. Your podcast has been SO helpful and knowledgeable. Thank you!

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Relevant and Informative!

Such a great podcast that’s very informative and relevant. Many of the guests on the show discuss important issues and ideas relevant to Floridians.

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