18 – The Future of Organics | Peter Grubbe – Middlebury Farms

We are joined once again by our friend Peter Grubbe, from Middlebury Farms. Together, in an informal discussion, we give our opinions and perspectives on recent developments in the Organic industry regarding “Organic” Hydroponics, and animal welfare regulations for Poultry. Both topics have been…

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…

Video: Misty Moraine Creamery | Field Notes

We had the opportunity to have a quick “mini-view” with Elizabeth Rich at her farm, Misty Moraine Creamery. We get a quick education on subterranean aging caves. Be sure to subscribe to our Youtube channel for more fun farm videos!

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…

VIDEO: The Schaumburg Farmers Market | Field Notes

Last week was National Farmers Market Week, to celebrate, we took our camera and visited the Farmers Market of Schaumburg IL. There we found all sorts of great stuff: Cheese, produce, apples, donuts, bread, just about everything you could wish for from a market….

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…