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Grounded by the Farm

Release Date: 07/08/2020

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Grounded by the Farm

As holidays approach, farmers growing sugar are trying to wrap up harvest while others of us are baking holiday cookies, making pies & cakes and more. That means bags of sugar, brown sugar, confectionary sugar and more! 

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Fall has arrived and we have a lot of holidays to look forward to... starting with Halloween and pumpkins! Join us as we talk to Shannon Latham at Enchanted Acres in Northern Iowa.

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The Sweet & Savory Moments in Growing Onions & Enjoying Them in All The Foods show art The Sweet & Savory Moments in Growing Onions & Enjoying Them in All The Foods

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Growing onions is something I've never done. But if you have ever stood in the produce aisle looking at the various bays of onions and wondered which ones you should buy, I feel your pain.

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The Farver family has been growing lentils in NE Montana for decades. Recently, the family decided to make some changes at Farver Farms. First up? Value-added products that let the family sell mixes of some of their favorite recipes including a sweet lentil chili and fudgy lentil brownies. 

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Lamb may not be a common dish on every table in America, but this red meat provides a great tasting addition to the menu. We talk to Nevada rancher Mike Compston about raising sheep, cutting meat and enjoying lamb. 

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Growing Purple Hull Peas, Young Black Farmer Terren Moore Keeps Focus on the Future (episode 123) show art Growing Purple Hull Peas, Young Black Farmer Terren Moore Keeps Focus on the Future (episode 123)

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Terren Moore saw a lot of demand for vegetables locally while in high school. He started a backyard garden & it wasn't long til he was expanding to use more land.

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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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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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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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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/