We think you should be able to hear from the real people who grow your food. So we’re giving you a look directly into their world: why they’ve devoted their lives to growing food, how they tackle the challenges they face every day, and what fears keep them up at night.
Ellie Steensma | #063
Joining with her siblings to carry on her family's multigenerational farming legacy, Ellie Steensma is thinking outside the box and passionate about not just producing amazing local food, but also educating the next generation.
Alice VanderHaak | #062
A journey of self-discovery brought Alice VanderHaak full-circle after growing up in a small WA farming community.
Hear her share how passionate she is about sustainability, and how that influences every aspect of her small farm in Snohomish, WA, Lowlands Farm.
Kevin Kudsk | #061
Even though Americans eat lots of onions, the tasty vegetable doesn't often get the spotlight.
Hear from onion farmer Kevin Kudsk about how onions are grown, harvested and stored right here in Washington state, not to mention his personal journey to becoming an onion guru!
Flor de Maria Maldonado | #060
Flor de Maria Maldonado's parents were farmworkers, and now the family owns their own small cherry, pear and apple orchard in Tonasket, WA.
Coming back to the family orchard at the beginning of the pandemic, Flor de Maria and her brothers face an uphill battle to carry on their parents' legacy.
Lulu Redder | #059
Traveling from the east coast with her home in tow, Lulu Redder settled in western Washington and started Feral Woman Farm, raising hogs, goats, sheep and chickens for meat.
Lulu talks about the challenges and benefits of running a small farm off the grid, and ongoing barriers to change in the food system, particularly for locally-sourced meats.
Manuel Imperial | #058
Arriving in the US with virtually nothing, Manuel Imperial and his family began building Imperial's Garden from the ground up 37 years ago.
He shares his incredible journey as an immigrant farmer, and the unique insight he's gained into the food system and its dysfunction.
I have learned so much!
This podcast completely opened my eyes to all the misnomers out there in relation to farming and the source of our food - whether we are talking organic products, food labels, labor laws, and big grocery stores. Hearing from the “horses mouth” on the processes, nuances, family stories and political dynamics surrounding farming is imperative if you fancy yourself a savvy informed urban dweller. Give this a listen and challenge what you digest as true information when it comes to what we put in our mouth.
Real people, real stories
Great podcast sharing the stories of real people. So good to hear first hand stories of how people are working so hard to keep agriculture alive.
Love coming from Fresh Local Honest the Podcast