14 episodes

Root to Seed is an Appalachian storytelling podcast dedicated to sharing unique stories about local food in southeast Ohio. We speak to farmers, food justice activists, entrepreneurs, and other innovators in our local food economy.

The show is produced by staff and volunteers from the Appalachian Center for Economic Networks, Community Food Initiatives, and Rural Action. These three nonprofits make up the Appalachian Accessible Food Network (AAFN), a collaborative project to accelerate the distribution of local foods into Appalachian Ohio communities.

Root to Seed Appalachian Accessible Food Network

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

Root to Seed is an Appalachian storytelling podcast dedicated to sharing unique stories about local food in southeast Ohio. We speak to farmers, food justice activists, entrepreneurs, and other innovators in our local food economy.

The show is produced by staff and volunteers from the Appalachian Center for Economic Networks, Community Food Initiatives, and Rural Action. These three nonprofits make up the Appalachian Accessible Food Network (AAFN), a collaborative project to accelerate the distribution of local foods into Appalachian Ohio communities.

    The Annie Warmke Story

    The Annie Warmke Story

    Annie Warmke recounts her personal history that led her to a career in activism, sustainability, and farming. We talk about the importance of advocating for women in agriculture, forest farming, mentorship, agritourism, and more. Please note that this episode contains details of domestic violence between 4 and 14 minutes into the episode, so skip to the 14 minute mark if that would make you uncomfortable.

    More information about Annie and Jay’s work at Blue Rock Station can be found at:

    https://bluerockstation.com/

    https://www.facebook.com/BlueRockStationFarm/

    Email annie@bluerockstation.com to sign up for the email list

    Music by Jacob Schoeler

    • 58 min
    The Woodland Ridge Story

    The Woodland Ridge Story

    In this conversation, Paul Harper from Woodland Ridge Farm and Learning Center talks about his business endeavors in local food and agritourism, as well as his thoughts on nutrition and rural life.

    For up-to-date information about Woodland Ridge Farm and Learning Center, call Paul Harper. His information, along with more detail on his work, can be found at:

    https://woodlandridge.net/

    https://www.facebook.com/woodlandridgectr/

    Music by Jacob Schoeler

    • 43 min
    The Veggie Van Story

    The Veggie Van Story

    Ivan Orquera, the manager of the Veggie Van program at Community Food Initiatives, joins us in this episode to talk about the Veggie Van mobile market and how it plays a role in reducing food insecurity in southeast Ohio.

    For more information on the Veggie Van:

    CFI website: https://communityfoodinitiatives.org/programs/veggie-van.html

    Veggie Van Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/618046922453191

    We also mention a few other food access programs throughout the episode. You can find more information on each of those here:

    CFI’s Donation Station

    Rural Action’s Chesterhill Produce Auction

    Chesterhill Buying Club

    Produce prescriptions with Hopewell Health

    Music by Jacob Schoeler

    • 23 min
    The Athens Farmers Market

    The Athens Farmers Market

    In this episode, we learn all about one of the best farmers markets in the state of Ohio - the Athens Farmers Market! We sit down with Market Manager Tanya Hire to discuss what it takes to sustain a local economy through efforts like supporting beginning farmers and making local food accessible for people in need. Listen til the end to learn more about getting involved with the AFM!

    Reach Tanya at athensfarmersmarket@gmail.com

    Learn more here!:

    athensfarmersmarket.org

    communityfoodinitiatives.org

    • 20 min
    The Shagbark Seed & Mill Story

    The Shagbark Seed & Mill Story

    Michelle Ajamian recounts the origin story of Shagbark Seed & Mill, from federal funding to community loans. They speak to the importance of a strong regional food system and some of the struggles that we face in achieving it. Especially when it comes to staple crops like beans and grains that make up the majority of our plant-based calories.

    More information about Shagbark Seed & Mill can be found at:

    https://shagbarkmill.com/

    To learn more about Michelle's work with the Appalachian Staple Foods Collaborative check out:

    https://ruralaction.org/our-work/sustainable-agriculture/asfc/

    • 40 min
    SNAP Benefits (Part 2): SNAP Education

    SNAP Benefits (Part 2): SNAP Education

    In this episode, we sit down with our friend Patrick Tegge to discuss his work providing SNAP education classes through Ohio State University Extension. Patrick shares his perspective on the barriers that keep people from accessing SNAP, and what we can all do to support this essential program.

    • 25 min

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