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You Asked the Questions, Janice Gives Some Answers!

Grounded by the Farm

Release Date: 07/08/2020

Lloyd Johnson Shares the History of his Black Family Farm show art Lloyd Johnson Shares the History of his Black Family Farm

Grounded by the Farm

Few farmers have a more captivating history or voice than Lloyd Johnson who grows grain in Alton, Illinois. Lloyd's great grandparents -- bought the property in 1850, years before Abraham Lincoln would be president. 

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What 2020 is Like for Microbreweries & Restaurants (Bonus Episode) show art What 2020 is Like for Microbreweries & Restaurants (Bonus Episode)

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Over the past several months, we have talked to several farmers including changes in light of covid-19. This bonus episode takes a totally different look at the world as we catch back up with Christian Spears at Tennessee Brew Works. Christian’s first words are about how much the world has changed since we visited in the winter. We talk through how the brewery has had to rework things in light of the pandemic, their new wheat beer and ways we can all support our local microbreweries, restaurants, etc.

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Growing Watermelons & Connecting to Customers show art Growing Watermelons & Connecting to Customers

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Summertime wouldn't be the same without watermelon! It cools us down, hydrates us and brings smiles to faces! Few of us have had the chance to visit a watermelon farm or talk to a farmer, but in this episode we chat with Rachel Syngo who's family has been "in the biz" of growing watermelons for generations. We talk about how and where watermelons are grown, the trends that seem to be gaining traction, food safety, how you get seedless watermelons and more! 

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We asked listeners to send us your questions & you delivered! In this episode, we get a look at a range of topics from international farm visits, unusual discoveries, misconceptions about farming, the impacts of covid on farmers and quite a few questions around meat & fruits / vegetables. Janice Person, host of Grounded by the farm answers in this unedited, independence week episode. Join the Animal Crossings New Horizons Farm Tour Wed. 7/15 at 2 p.m. central https://www.facebook.com/GroundedbytheFarm/live/

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Growing Almonds & Starting a Flavored Almonds Business show art Growing Almonds & Starting a Flavored Almonds Business

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Search for Dino GIacomazzi online, you find a farmer who is focused on the environment. You also read a lot about dairy farming. Last year, the Giacomazzi family sold the cows & shifted their focus to crops including almonds they had nurtured for the past 5 years. Dino shares how that happened and how environmental sustainability is leading to innovation in reducing water use. Sons (12 yr old Miro & 7 yr old Gio) join us to discuss the new business they started while out of school due to the corona virus.

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A Rice Farmer Who Loves Farming, Food & YouTube  show art A Rice Farmer Who Loves Farming, Food & YouTube

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You can learn a lot talking to a rice farmer about the way he works with the land to produce one of the world's most common foods. We talk with YouTuber & Matthew Sligar of Rice Farming TV about how rice is grown in California. Some of the things that people who enjoy eating rice may be interested in -- what's the difference in brown & white rice, why is some rice cheaper than other types, etc.

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What kind of wheat do you use to make bread? to make pasta? show art What kind of wheat do you use to make bread? to make pasta?

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When you think of the many foods we love that are made of wheat -- pasta, breads, baked goods and so much more -- it's easy to think of wheat as a single thing. But reality is, there are many different kinds of wheat and what makes the best pasta but may not make the best noodles for another use or the best breads.

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Experiencing & Understanding Shifts in America's Food System show art Experiencing & Understanding Shifts in America's Food System

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There have been a lot of things happening in America’s food system over the past few weeks. While we have talked about some elements in various episodes so far, the big picture still is a question for many. That led YouTuber Kay Johnson of Happy Trails Hiking to interview Grounded by the Farm's regular host, Janice Person. We discuss what people may be seeing in the day-to-day (at grocery stores, restaurants, and how farms are connected). We talk about dairy, meat, some of the baking supplies and more.

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Building a Community Garden in Chicago and Online show art Building a Community Garden in Chicago and Online

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Natasha Nicholes has been building a community garden & the community that inspires more people to grow food in their backyard for years. She started locally, growing a efw plants at a condo and grew to a backyard before getting permission to plant lots on Chicago's South Side & online. Her community lives the moniker "We Sow We Grow" meeting gardeners where they are and seeing all celebrate each other's accomplishments and helping them manage challenges. 

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Getting the Perfect Avocado For Our Kitchens & The Farm show art Getting the Perfect Avocado For Our Kitchens & The Farm

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The search for the perfect avocado is a search many of us have been on. But avocado farmers like Mimi Holtz, who is known simply as Mimi Avocado online, know what to look for and what impacts the tasty goodness we all crave. Listen as she shares favorite recipes, some of the everyday ways the Holtz family enjoys avocados, insight on how the crop is grown, what time of year is best for different varieties they grow and tips for delighting kids. This episode will make you avocado hungry!

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More Episodes

Wondering what’s on the minds of the people who listen to and follow Grounded by the Farm, we asked you to send us your questions and boy, did you all deliver!

In this episode we get a quick look at a range of topics from international farm visits, unusual discoveries, misconceptions about farming, the impacts of covid on farmers and quite a few questions around meat & fruits / vegetables. Janice Person, host of Grounded by the farm answers in this unedited, independence week episode.

Link to the Facebook page for the live event, Wednesday, — Facebook Live Animal Crossings New Horizons Farm Tour at 2 p.m. https://www.facebook.com/GroundedbytheFarm/live/

Check out the latest (including photos, videos, etc) on our website groundedbythefarm.com

 

As mentioned in the episode intro, LOTS of links for the show notes so we have related podcast episodes and other sites/

Previous episodes of Grounded by the Farm mentioned or related to this episode:

 

Other Sites/Resources Mentioned:

Meeting farmers, getting to know what they are like — includes photo of the Turkish farmer mentioned https://jploveslife.com/agriculture/ag-awareness/what-are-farmers-like/

 

Photos of information about dragonfruit plants https://www.gardenloversclub.com/ornamental/cacti-succulents/dragon-fruit/dragon-fruit-plant-care/

artichokes. http://artichokes.org/artichoke-farms also great recipes and information available at https://www.oceanmist.com/products/artichokes

pineapples.

 

Pages about some of the interesting commodities (artichokes.org mentioned above is actually an example

 

A few of the state agriculture outreach websites:

 

My allergy to and fear of bees https://jploveslife.com/food/learning-about-bees-conquering-fear-video/

 

Learning about a down cow https://www.dairycarrie.com/2013/12/09/cowabuse/

 

Ground beef buyers guide  https://www.myfearlesskitchen.com/ground-beef-buyers-guide/