Podcast 16 – Jim Riddle – Blue Fruit Farm | Interview

Our guest today is Jim Riddle from Blue Fruit Farm. He’s worn many hats and been on many Organic Agriculture boards, notably the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB), and currently the steering committee for the National Organic Farmers Association. In today’s episode we’ll talk with Jim about the various types of berries he grows and why, what the role of the NOSB is, and why conservation is conservative.

Just Bully | My Father’s World #1

Something new we’re trying, a story from my past farming experiences. “Just Bully” is the story of my father, a bull, and a bucket of chicken feed. Let us know if you like the story, if you do we might tell another one. Let…

Podcast 15 – Why We Farm | Elvira Di’Brigit

One of the big questions we ask on this show is why farmers farm, and our guest today asked the same question. Elvira DiBrigett is the author of Why We Farm: Farmers Stories of Growing Our Food and Sustaining Their Businesses. Together we talk…

Podcast: 14 – Farm To Table Dining | John Des Rosiers – Inovasi

When cooking at home eating locally is as easy as going to the farmers market, but if you’re eating out it can be another story. To talk about fine farm dining is today’s guest is John Des Rosiers, the chef and founder of Inovasi,…

Podcast 13: Organic Grains | Anders Gurda – OGRAIN

We’ve all heard about the demand for Organic food, to produce some of it we also need Organic feed. Organic grains make the market go round and today’s guest is helping educate us about it. Our guest today is Anders Gurda, an associate researcher…

Podcast 12: Elizabeth Rich – Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund | Interview

In this latest episode of The Intellectual Agrarian, our guest is Elizabeth Rich, the Executive Director of Farm To Consumer Legal Defense Fund, it’s acting President; and last but not least, the farmer behind Misty Moraine Creamery in Plymouth WI. In this episode we’ll talk…

Podcast 11: Claire Mesesan – Iroquois Valley Farms | Interview

Today’s guest is Claire Mesesan, communications manager for Iroquois Valley Farms: An finance group that invests in land, farms, and the next generation. Claire’s going to talk with us about the philosophy behind the business and how Iroquois valley goes about practicing it.

Podcast 10: John Mesko – MOSES | Interview

Today’s guest is John Mesko, the executive director of MOSES, the Midwest Organic Sustainable-Agriculture Education Service. Together we’ll talk about what MOSES does, how John started in agriculture, the breed of cattle he raises, and my pet question: what does he think of the…

Podcast 09: Whole Foods, An Amazon Company | Peter Grubbe – Middlebury Farms

With the announcement of Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods, I immediately called up Peter Grubbe to get this interview. Hear what our thoughts and speculations of what the Whole Foods deal will mean for the farmer, consumer, and the future of food.

Podcast 08: Matt Biell – Idle Hour Maple Syrup | Interview

Today we’ll be talking with Matt Biell, founder of Idle Hour Maple Syrup. We’ll be talking about how Maple Syrup is made, what are the different grades of Syrup and what makes it all Organic. For a list of the farmer’s markets that Idle…