38 episodes

Grounded by the Farm brings food lovers conversations with farmers every other Wednesday. We learn about how the foods are grown, tips on storing & preparing and how their family prepares it, and more.

Grounded by the Far‪m‬ Janice L Person

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    • 5.0 • 20 Ratings

Grounded by the Farm brings food lovers conversations with farmers every other Wednesday. We learn about how the foods are grown, tips on storing & preparing and how their family prepares it, and more.

    Urban Farming & Urban Gardens a Way to Honor Black History

    Urban Farming & Urban Gardens a Way to Honor Black History

    Empowering others to produce food for themselves and their families came to Natasha Nicholes through her family history. She has been building a community garden, urban farm & the community for a years now.

    She started at her condo and grew to a backyard before getting permission to plant lots on Chicago's South Side. Online "We Sow We Grow" meets gardeners where they are to celebrate each other's accomplishments and helping them manage challenges. 

    The rebroadcast is in honor of Black History Month

    • 34 min
    Black History includes Farming for the Johnson Family

    Black History includes Farming for the Johnson Family

    We take pause to revisit Lloyd Johnson as we recognize Black History Month. Mr Johnson talks about his family farm's history dating back to the days before Abraham Lincoln's presidency as well as some of the shifts he's seen in his 80+ years. We ask him about advice for people looking to get into farming, about the creation of generational wealth, as well as some of the changes he’s seen in the St. Louis metro area.

    Grounded by the Farm is replaying this episode as we take a hiatus til March 2021.

    • 53 min
    Ready to celebrate mardi gras? Then let's talk crawfish! A conversation with Louisiana farmers Bill & Janice Cheek

    Ready to celebrate mardi gras? Then let's talk crawfish! A conversation with Louisiana farmers Bill & Janice Cheek

    With mardi gras and Fat Tuesday on the horizon, crawfish is on the mind and I'm wishing it was on the plate! We sat down with crawfish farmers Bill & Janice Cheek at Stelly's Restaurant in Labeau, Louisiana. to learn all the things... did you know there were red & white crawfish? Interested in learning the history of growing them and how ponds are managed? That and talking about the joy of a crawfish boil in this rebroadcast episode. More info, photos & video on groundedbythefarm.com

    • 29 min
    Talking with this Farmer Helped Me Up My Popcorn Game!

    Talking with this Farmer Helped Me Up My Popcorn Game!

    We talk popcorn with Matt Helms who started a popcorn business with his family's farm. A year later they are supplying via specialty shops, the website and have a test market with a local grocery chain. It's perfect for movie nights, watching the big game or just nibbling. 

    Great olive oils, chili oil & flavored salts in local shops really up my popcorn game. He even gives a tip for a recipe that he says was a hit as a holiday appetizer!  

    • 30 min
    Growing Corn in Iowa, but Dave Walton is Not The Stereotype

    Growing Corn in Iowa, but Dave Walton is Not The Stereotype

    As we round the foods on the holiday plate, it's time to talk about growing corn! Iowa corn farmers have reached a stereotype level of familiarity for many of us. But Dave Walton proves the stereotype is outdated as he grows numerous types of corn including blue corn and heirloom varieties that make a perfect polenta or tortillas!

    We talk so many types, varieties, colors, flavors and people that grow and harvest it, there's a TON to learn about this little, robust and incredibly diverse crop!

    • 31 min
    Sweet Potato Farmer Todd O'Neal Is Feeling the Love as Sweet Potatoes Grow in Favor

    Sweet Potato Farmer Todd O'Neal Is Feeling the Love as Sweet Potatoes Grow in Favor

    Todd O'Neal is a sweet potato farmer in Louisiana and his enthusiasm for the crop is electric. He talks about how sweet potatoes were considered something for poor people, as small farmers always had a patch. But recently, the crop has been better understood as flavorful, nutritious and versatile. Todd talks the ins and outs of growing them as well as give us his tip on the best way to enjoy sweet potatoes. 

    Video, photos & more at ttps://groundedbythefarm.com/sweet-potato-farmer/

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

Maxlife24 ,

Real farmers. Real stories.

There’s a lot of food and agriculture podcasts out there but what’s different about Grounded by the Farm is that the host, Janice, really loves ag and the farmers she has on her show really love their products. This enthusiasm and love for the land and what it can give us permeates each episode and makes you wish you had more farmer friends. Plus, you’ll always learn something new about the food you eat. Definitely give it a listen.

ams_ybe ,

Agriculture - Farms - Rural Life - For everyone

I thought I knew a lot about all kinds of agriculture but I’m learning even more, more over it’s entertaining! Janice & her guests are great. It’s like going to the coffee shop & having a nice visit!

Jharri48 ,

Very informative agricultural podcast!

I have thoroughly enjoyed each episode! I learn something new while listening to each one of them.

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