Grounded by the Farm
Grounded by the Farm brings food lovers conversations with farmers every other Wednesday. We learn about how the foods are grown, tips on storing & preparing and how their family prepares it, and more.
info_outline Closing Out Season 2 & Taking a Break To Do What? 08/18/2021
Closing Out Season 2 & Taking a Break To Do What? We didn't realize when I interviewed Paula Hynes that we were about to get so busy on a project it means all hands on deck! We have been working on a curriculum to bring these farm-to-table discussions to teachers, parents and students. There's a lot to get done and we hope subscribers understand the temporary shift on our end.
info_outline Getting a Whole New Perspective on Farming and on Life 08/04/2021
Getting a Whole New Perspective on Farming and on Life There may not be many places in the world with more differences than the beautiful green rolling hills of Ireland and the drought-ridden savannas of Kenya. Paula Hynes had the chance to leave Ireland for time with the Maasai people. It offered a whole new perspective on farming, but also on life more broadly.
info_outline Irish Butter.... Have you tried it? Wondered who has the dairy cows? 07/21/2021
Irish Butter.... Have you tried it? Wondered who has the dairy cows? 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.
info_outline Growing Bitter Gourd (Ampalaya) & other Filipino Foods with Albert Santos 07/07/2021
Growing Bitter Gourd (Ampalaya) & other Filipino Foods with Albert Santos 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!
info_outline Canola and Canada Are Inextricably Connected, Farmer Lesley Rae Kelly Tells Us Why & More 06/23/2021
Canola and Canada Are Inextricably Connected, Farmer Lesley Rae Kelly Tells Us Why & More 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)!
info_outline Growing A Plant-Based Protein that is Humble Yet Powerful -- Convo with Dr. Priyanka Gupta 06/09/2021
Growing A Plant-Based Protein that is Humble Yet Powerful -- Convo with Dr. Priyanka Gupta 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.
info_outline Plant Breeding: One of the Cool Sciences Behind Our Food 05/26/2021
Plant Breeding: One of the Cool Sciences Behind Our Food Have you got a favorite plant breeder or maybe not even sure what plant breeding is about? This episode is for you either way!
info_outline Ugandan Fish Farmer Produces Fresh Tilapia & Encourages Small Farms 05/12/2021
Ugandan Fish Farmer Produces Fresh Tilapia & Encourages Small Farms 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!
info_outline Traveling Around the World & Visiting Farms As She Goes 04/28/2021
Traveling Around the World & Visiting Farms As She Goes 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.
info_outline Who grew the flowers in that bouquet? Talking Local Flowers with England's Ben Cross 04/14/2021
Who grew the flowers in that bouquet? Talking Local Flowers with England's Ben Cross 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.
info_outline For Egg Farmers, Both Chickens and Eggs Have to Come First! 03/31/2021
For Egg Farmers, Both Chickens and Eggs Have to Come First! 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.
info_outline What is a pig farm really like? And what's your favorite cut of pork? 03/17/2021
What is a pig farm really like? And what's your favorite cut of pork? 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.
info_outline Cheese-a-Day Challenge: Farmer Tom's Way of Discovering UK Dairy 03/03/2021
Cheese-a-Day Challenge: Farmer Tom's Way of Discovering UK Dairy Starting our second season the first week of March, it was obvious we needed to talk about the Cheese-A-Day Challenge started by "Farmer Tom" in the UK! It's a taste-sensation for the month of February started by a crop & sheep farmer.
info_outline Urban Farming & Urban Gardens a Way to Honor Black History 02/17/2021
Urban Farming & Urban Gardens a Way to Honor Black History Empowering others to produce food for themselves and their families came to Natasha Nicholes through her family history. She has been building a community garden, urban farm & the community for a years now.
info_outline Black History includes Farming for the Johnson Family 02/03/2021
Black History includes Farming for the Johnson Family We take pause to revisit Lloyd Johnson as we recognize Black History Month. Mr Johnson talks about his family farm's history dating back to the days before Abraham Lincoln's presidency as well as some of the shifts he's seen in his 80+ years. We ask him about advice for people looking to get into farming, about the creation of generational wealth, as well as some of the changes he’s seen in the St. Louis metro area.
info_outline Ready to celebrate mardi gras? Then let's talk crawfish! 01/20/2021
Ready to celebrate mardi gras? Then let's talk crawfish! With mardi gras and Fat Tuesday on the horizon, crawfish is on the mind and I'm wishing it was on the plate! We sat down with crawfish farmers Bill & Janice Cheek at Stelly's Restaurant in Labeau, Louisiana. to learn all the things... did you know there were red & white crawfish? Interested in learning the history of growing them and how ponds are managed? That and talking about the joy of a crawfish boil in this rebroadcast episode. More info, photos & video on groundedbythefarm.com
info_outline Talking with this Farmer Helped Me Up My Popcorn Game! 01/06/2021
Talking with this Farmer Helped Me Up My Popcorn Game! We talk popcorn with Matt Helms who started a popcorn business with his family's farm. A year later they are supplying via specialty shops, the website and have a test market with a local grocery chain. It's perfect for movie nights, watching the big game or just nibbling.
info_outline Growing Corn in Iowa, Dave Walton is Not The Stereotype You May Hear 12/23/2020
Growing Corn in Iowa, Dave Walton is Not The Stereotype You May Hear As we round the foods on the holiday plate, it's time to talk about growing corn! Iowa corn farmers have reached a stereotype level of familiarity for many of us. But Dave Walton proves the stereotype is outdated as he grows numerous types of corn including blue corn and heirloom varieties that make a perfect polenta or tortillas!
info_outline Sweet Potato Farmer Todd O'Neal Is Feeling the Love as 12/09/2020
Sweet Potato Farmer Todd O'Neal Is Feeling the Love as Todd O'Neal is a sweet potato farmer in Louisiana and his enthusiasm for the crop is electric. He talks about how sweet potatoes were considered something for poor people, as small farmers always had a patch. But recently, the crop has been better understood as flavorful, nutritious and versatile. Todd talks the ins and outs of growing them as well as give us his tip on the best way to enjoy sweet potatoes.
info_outline Not a Stereotypical Cranberry Farmer But Destined to Join the Family Business 11/25/2020
Not a Stereotypical Cranberry Farmer But Destined to Join the Family Business Amber Bristow grows cranberries with family in Wisconsin -- they are some of the 700 family farm owners of Ocean Spray. Having taken some time away from the farm to work elsewhere, she said cranberry farming was in her blood and eventually she wanted to return to the marshes.
info_outline Turkey Farmers Are Deep Into the Holiday Rush 11/11/2020
Turkey Farmers Are Deep Into the Holiday Rush Eating turkey is such an integral part of the holiday season in the US, so it had to be part of our holiday series. John Peterson is a third generation turkey farmer & is getting birds ready for sale through a range of suppliers and restaurants. John talks us through working with pulots (baby turkeys) to a range of market weights for our tables. He also offers insight on the differences in fresh and frozen turkeys, food safety and tips for buying your bird.
info_outline Growing Sugar & Baking Cookies is the Sweet Life 10/28/2020
Growing Sugar & Baking Cookies is the Sweet Life 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!
info_outline Pumpkin Farm Fun Helps Get Fall Holidays Underway! 10/14/2020
Pumpkin Farm Fun Helps Get Fall Holidays Underway! 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.
info_outline The Sweet & Savory Moments in Growing Onions & Enjoying Them in All The Foods 09/30/2020
The Sweet & Savory Moments in Growing Onions & Enjoying Them in All The Foods 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.
info_outline Getting the Pulse of Growing Lentils 09/16/2020
Getting the Pulse of Growing Lentils 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.
info_outline Enjoying Lamb Starts with A Good Cut & Simplicity in Cooking 09/02/2020
Enjoying Lamb Starts with A Good Cut & Simplicity in Cooking 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.
info_outline Growing Purple Hull Peas, Young Black Farmer Terren Moore Keeps Focus on the Future (episode 123) 08/19/2020
Growing Purple Hull Peas, Young Black Farmer Terren Moore Keeps Focus on the Future (episode 123) 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.
info_outline Lloyd Johnson Shares the History of his Black Family Farm 08/05/2020
Lloyd Johnson Shares the History of his Black Family 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.
info_outline What 2020 is Like for Microbreweries & Restaurants (Bonus Episode) 07/28/2020
What 2020 is Like for Microbreweries & Restaurants (Bonus Episode) 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.
info_outline Growing Watermelons & Connecting to Customers 07/22/2020
Growing Watermelons & Connecting to Customers 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!