Talk Farm to Me brings you headlines from the world of agriculture that impact you, your food, your environment, your wallet, your community and your family through personal stories directly with serious farmers.
Talk Farm to Me pinches urban and rural communities closer together by building a deeper understanding of what farmers do and how that influences the world we live in.
From new farmers to generational farmers. From veggies to meat and all the products that come from the farm. From equity and social justice to breeding and harvesting. Talk Farm to Me dives into it all.
So, stay tuned and Talk Farm to Me will bring a farmer and maybe a cow or two right into your living room, your car or your kitchen (wherever you listen to the podcast).
Hosted by Farm Girl. Find her on Instagram @xoxofarmgirl.
Find the show & recent releases on Instagram @talkfarmtome.
Find detailed show notes, swag and more at talkfarmtome.com
From Coding to Cows & Beer to Burgers: Meet Rancher Rob Rastovich of Barley Beef
Want some beer with your burger? 🍺 🍔 Meet Rob. He puts a little beer IN your burger. For real.
But with Barley Beef in Bend, OR and rancher Rob Rastovich, the beef in the beer is only a small part of the story.
Are you interested in technology? Business acumen? What it really takes to put a burger on your table? This episode is rich with the intersection of all of that. Plus beer. And conservation.
This is Talk Farm to Me, where farmers take center stage.
xoxo, Farm Girl
Find out more about the #forfarmers community to support farmers at www.xoxofarmgirl.com/forfarmers
Processing Problems: Carrie Edsall of Black Willow Pond Farm
All farms have day to day problems. But then other serious problems crop up and throw a wrench in everything. No matter your current understanding of farms, this is an episode that sheds a light on what can happen to big or small farms if there's an interruption in the processing chain.
Follow along with Carrie and her farm https://www.instagram.com/blackwillowpondfarm/ (@blackwillowpondfarm) on Instagram.
To listen to the episode featuring sustainable farming pioneer Joel Salatin referenced by Carrie https://player.captivate.fm/episode/6bcc9692-3bc7-4944-a16d-e4efd912aed5 (you can find the episode here).
For more about your host, Farm Girl or Dana (rhymes with banana), find her and her Accidental Farm on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/xoxofarmgirl/ (@xoxofarmgirl)
Similarly, find the latest community initiative -- #forfarmers -- to https://www.xoxofarmgirl.com/forfarmers (support farmers here.) If you're here, I am pretty sure you want to tune in and become a part of it.
xoxo Farm Girl
PS A transcript and other information will be available shortly at https://www.talkfarmtome.com/listen (www.talkfarmtome.com )xo
Baked into the Market: Sharon Burns-Leader of Bread Alone on the Union Square Greenmarket (Episode 2)
Sharon Burns-Leader is the co-owner of Bread Alone, a pioneering organic bakery that sells its baked goods at the Union Square Greenmarket in New York City. She serves on GrowNYC’s (the organization that oversees the market) Farmer and Community Advisory Committee. That’s where we start, but quickly you will see Sharon leads us through her evolution as a person, the evolution of the market and the evolution of grain in the region.
Even though this story is centered on this NYC marketplace, it reaches well beyond. Grain development impacts you, whether you eat it or not. It impacts the environment — carbon farming, regenerative agriculture, soil health… so much. The extraordinary progress that’s happened via markets like the Union Square Greenmarket in New York City impact regional food systems everywhere.
We’re just getting started on the Union Square Green Market series. Let’s talk farm. Let me know your questions, thoughts, comments. Find me on Instagram @xoxofarmgirl. You can find show notes and more about this episode on http://talkfarmtome.com (talkfarmtome.com).
Stay tuned. xoxo
Farmers in NYC: Union Square Greenmarket & How It Works (Episode 1)
A new series of episodes will feature the Union Square Greenmarket in New York City and the farmers and other producers who sell there. What an interesting combination — one of the biggest and most famous cities in the world and farmers and producers from within 250 miles.
Here Talk Farm to Me dives in to how it operates, how it’s governed. Meet Grow NYC's Director of Greenmarkets, Michael Hurwitz and the Union Square Greenmarket manager, Aquilino Cabral. They know so much and share it all.
Coming soon, you'll get to know the farmers, the farms, the 12,000 products, all the stories and lives and regional food systems that are influenced here.
Stay tuned to Talk Farm to Me — wherever you get your podcasts and on Instagram @talkfarmtome — and connect with its host, Farm Girl, on Instagram @xoxofarmgirl.
New Series: Union Square Farmers, NYC Edition
Over the next few months Talk Farm to Me is connecting with the farmers who sell at Union Square Greenmarket in New York City.
This series will give you an idea of the multi layered logistics that go into making the farmers market happen, who’s involved and the impact the marketplace has on farmers, the regional food system and the layers of connections and learning between urban and rural communities.
Episode One will feature some of the leaders and managers of the market — from GrowNYC — to give you a behind-the-scenes peek at little-known thinking and intense operations. All of the following episodes will feature farmers who sell at the market, their experiences, what they grow, how that may have changed over time and more.
Got questions? Shoot them to me on a DM via Instagram @xoxofarmgirl and follow along there for bonus content. Talk Farm to Me is also @talkfarmtome on Instagram and all the show notes, transcripts and more are on http://talkfarmtome.com (talkfarmtome.com)
Straight Talk with Farmer Will Harris of White Oak Pastures
Farmer Will Harris transformed his third generation family farm from a monoculture factory farm to a regenerative multi-species farm that is no longer dependent on commodity structures or industrial fertilizer. He learned a thing or two along the way that he's willing to share.
Farmer Will Harris wrote an open letter to billionaire Bill Gates whose status as the largest owner of US farmland recently came to light. We discuss what many are calling a "land grab" by Gates and what the technology magnate might learn from what Will Harris has done on his farm, White Oak Pastures in rural Bluffton, Georgia.
For more farmers and farming content of all kinds, follow your host, Farm Girl, on Instagram @xoxofarmgirl. You can find Talk Farm to Me there too @talkfarmtome and you can find show notes and more, including Will Harris's open letter to Bill Gates at talkfarmtome.com/listen.
So glad TFTM is back!
Treasure trove of info in this episode. Provides behind the scenes insight into both the economics of running a farm ( and LOVED the farm girl cutouts explaining various terms and expressions-TY!) and to all of the big and little things that have to fall into place for farms to function. Thank you Carrie and @xoxofarmgirl
Many Layers to this Podcast
Talk Farm to Me features a lot of interesting farmers, but more than that it gets at the heart of what’s happening with our food, the people who grow it and issues farmers face that we can all relate to. The more I listen, the more I love this podcast.
I love this podcast. Very unique, informative, and inspiring! I’d encourage everyone to tune in.