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Podcast 15 – Why We Farm | Elvira Di’Brigit

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 about what inspired her to write this book, the importance of […]

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

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, and the Otherdoor. Two incredible restaurants in Lake Bluff IL. We’ll […]

Podcast 13: Organic Grains | Anders Gurda – OGRAIN

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 in Organic and sustainable cropping systems with the University of Wisconsin […]

VIDEO: The Schaumburg Farmers Market | Field Notes

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. In this video you’ll get a chance to see the great […]

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

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 about what brought Elizabeth to farming, what makes good goat cheese, […]

Podcast 11: Claire Mesesan – Iroquois Valley Farms | Interview

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

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 Amazon/Whole Food deal.

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

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.