On a journey to discover the real stories of the people who grow our food
Ashlee Frank | #096
32:07This dairy farm in Washington has created a revolutionary natural skincare cream made from cows' colostrum. Ashlee Frank with Nurst explains how the innovative idea was born on her family's farm, Royal Family Farming, and how they're trying to get the word out about the surprising benefits of their unique skincare products. The post Ashlee Frank | #096 appeared first on Real Food Real People.
Pedro Cuevas | #095
30:56Labor challenges mean an uncertain future for small family farms like the orchard Pedro Cuevas runs with his father. Pedro sat down with Dillon to share his story of growing up in a farm worker family and talk about the cutting-edge farming technology he's now involved with. The post Pedro Cuevas | #095 appeared first on Real Food Real People.
Mieschia Wilson | #094
31:39More and more people are disconnected from how their food is grown, and farmsteader Mieschia Wilson says one of the consequences is that people are lashing out at farmers. Hear how she's personally been targeted, and what she's trying to do at Next Generation Farmstead to reconnect people with where their food comes from. The post Mieschia Wilson | #094 appeared first on Real Food Real People.
Andrew Albert | #093
41:50Growing local beef and crops not far from Seattle, Andrew Albert knows he's part of a dying breed. But he doesn't think it should be that way. Hear directly from this 3rd-generation farmer about the long list of pressures pushing more and more family farms out of business, and find out the real reason he keeps farming in spite of the stress. The post Andrew Albert | #093 appeared first on Real Food Real People.
Lindsey Van Dyken | #092
50:21Once known as the "forbidden fruit," black currants have storied past here in the US, and Lindsey Van Dyken's family has been growing them since they were legalized in Washington less than 20 years ago. Hear Lindsey's story and the challenges her family farm has faced in growing the niche crop and other berries for a growing crowd of loyal customers. The post Lindsey Van Dyken | #092 appeared first on Real Food Real People.
Eros Gonzalez | #091
1:05:35Growing up in a family of farm workers, Eros Gonzalez is no stranger to the hard work that goes into growing food. Now he helps farms conserve water and grow sustainable crops through his work at WaterTec in Lynden, WA. The post Eros Gonzalez | #091 appeared first on Real Food Real People.
Ryan Mensonides | #090
59:28This organic dairy farmer is betting everything on the future of local food, as he and his family work to launch their own creamery and market near Seattle. Meet Ryan Mensonides of Mount Rainier Creamery & Market and Providence Farms and hear his passion for local food and family farming, as well as the huge challenges he's faced to make his dream a reality. The post Ryan Mensonides | #090 appeared first on Real Food Real People.
Francisco Santelices | #089
45:31Could oysters and clams be the protein of the future? We sat down with shellfish farmer Francisco Santelices of Skagit Shellfish to learn how they rely on Skagit Bay's cold, clean water to grow some of the best oysters and clams around. The post Francisco Santelices | #089 appeared first on Real Food Real People.
Randy Honcoop | #088
46:05He had been in farming literally his whole life... up until 4 months ago. Host Dillon Honcoop's dad, Randy, shares the story of how he became a red raspberry farmer, and explains what it's like to leave the only occupation he's ever known. The post Randy Honcoop | #088 appeared first on Real Food Real People.
Jared Easterday | #087
40:51The reason Jared Easterday is so passionate about growing food might surprise you. Sitting around his kitchen table talking about growing vegetables, we learn not only about how Jared farms, but how he sees his work fitting into the big picture. The post Jared Easterday | #087 appeared first on Real Food Real People.