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

Grounded by the Farm

Release Date: 07/28/2020

Irish Butter.... Have you tried it? Wondered who has the dairy cows? show art Irish Butter.... Have you tried it? Wondered who has the dairy cows?

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If you have ever open the gold wrapped on Kerrygold Irish Butter, you may have noticed that it looks different from some of the other butters you buy. What is it that makes it different?  And who are the farmers connected to it? That's part of our conversation in this episode as we talk to dairy farmer Peter Hynes of Ireland's County Cork.

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Growing Bitter Gourd (Ampalaya) & other Filipino Foods with Albert Santos show art Growing Bitter Gourd (Ampalaya) & other Filipino Foods with Albert Santos

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Although rice is probably the biggest constant in Filipino food, there is lots more to experience. Albert Santos has worked in several areas of The Phillipines studying agriculture and working with plants & people across the way. He brought a lot of Filipino cuisine with him and shares it with friends routinely. He even grows a vegetable called bitter gourd (or ampalaya) in his backyard!

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Canola and Canada Are Inextricably Connected, Farmer Lesley Rae Kelly Tells Us Why & More show art Canola and Canada Are Inextricably Connected, Farmer Lesley Rae Kelly Tells Us Why & More

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For most people, canola oil is something you buy as an oil or a spray to cook with, but it is more... a striking vision with beautiful blooms that light up the prairies & it's incredibly Canadian (science there improved the health profile & taste)! 

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Growing A Plant-Based Protein that is Humble Yet Powerful -- Convo with Dr. Priyanka Gupta show art Growing A Plant-Based Protein that is Humble Yet Powerful -- Convo with Dr. Priyanka Gupta

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In today's world, people talk about plant-based proteins as a dietary preference, or a way to deliver innovation. But what about growing a plant-based protein in a desert? That's the focus of plant breeder -- Dr. Priyanka Gupta improving a plant called grasspea in Morocco. The plant is a great source of protein but it can be controversial & that's where her work is focused.

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Plant Breeding: One of the Cool Sciences Behind Our Food show art Plant Breeding: One of the Cool Sciences Behind Our Food

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Have you got a favorite plant breeder or maybe not even sure what plant breeding is about? This episode is for you either way!

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Ugandan Fish Farmer Produces Fresh Tilapia & Encourages Small Farms show art Ugandan Fish Farmer Produces Fresh Tilapia & Encourages Small Farms

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Fish is a growing part of many diets as a good protein source, and people like Ugandan fish farmer Jean Kaahwa are growing fish for us!

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Traveling Around the World & Visiting Farms As She Goes show art Traveling Around the World & Visiting Farms As She Goes

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Usually we interview a farmer about the food they produce in various parts of the world. But this week, host Janice Person answers listeners questions as she talks all about visiting farms while traveling in various countries.

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Who grew the flowers in that bouquet? Talking Local Flowers with England's Ben Cross show art Who grew the flowers in that bouquet? Talking Local Flowers with England's Ben Cross

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Whether you pick up a bouquet of flowers at a florist or a supermarket, you may well find alstroemeria in the bouquet How cool would it be to know a local farmer who grows those flowers? I have to confess, I'd never met an alstroemeria farmer til I came across British farmer Ben Cross through Clubhouse.

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For Egg Farmers, Both Chickens and Eggs Have to Come First! show art For Egg Farmers, Both Chickens and Eggs Have to Come First!

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It's the age ol' question - which came first? The chicken or the egg? For farmers like Dianne McComb it's the care of hens that deliver the incredible, edible egg! So both stay front and center! McComb farms with her brother in Ontario, Canada.

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What is a pig farm really like? And what's your favorite cut of pork? show art What is a pig farm really like? And what's your favorite cut of pork?

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Pork is a major part of the German diet, a deep love for so many and farmer Marcus Höltkotter says schnitzel is his favorite way to enjoy it! Producing pork for his table are others is what drives his family. To get there, they care for the pigs on the farm, take the manure from the barns out to fields to fertilize the crops. Listen as he tells us about that as well as the Rhine countryside he calls home. 

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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 was featured in a winter episode about sourcing local grain for the brewery and that episode was accompanied by an interview with the wheat and barley farmer they source so much from…. That wheat from Batey Farms is featured in their summer seasonal wheat beer I Walk the Lime too.

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. Some of the topics and timecode follow as we covered a lot of ground in 45 minutes!

Please support your local microbreweries, restaurants, etc. Look for their products, call for curbside service, order products for a couple of meals at once, buy logo’ed wear, share your experiences with friends, family and your social media networks.

02:46 Taking a total business approach

09:00 Wanting to help employees while protecting the company’s future too

20:42 Where are you now? What can people do to help microbreweries and restaurants? 

29:52 Introducing innovations to help contactless

33:31 New seasonal 100% wheat beer — I Walk the Lime

39:59 Supporting live music in Nashville as possible

 

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