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About Us

There is no network like the HeritageRadioNetwork.org. No one brings together food and culture content like we do. Support HeritageRadioNetwork.org and you support the most progressive voice for food and culture radio in America.

HeritageRadioNetwork.org is committed to archiving, protecting, and advancing our country's rich food culture through programs that give voice to America's leading food professionals, farmers, policy experts, artists, and tastemakers.

The marriage between radio and Internet allows us to transmit our message like never before. The Internet gives our followers the choice of when, how, and where they listen.

We have over one million listens a month and reach over 200 countries around the globe. Our social media outlets and podcasts keep our tech savvy listeners engaged, while the easy-to-use website is accessible to all.

All of our shows are entered into a permanent archive creating a database of discussions on food and culture. Our archives provide an enduring record of national culture in its most basic form, food.

HeritageRadioNetwork.org is a 501c3 non-profit organization that relies on the support of listeners like you!


Our History

HeritageRadioNetwork.org was launched in 2009 by Patrick Martins, founder of Slow Food USA and of Heritage Foods USA. The station is built into two re-purposed shipping containers dropped into the back yard of Roberta's, a legendary Brooklyn restaurant-the premises of HeritageRadioNetwork.org aptly demonstrate the do-it-yourself philosophy of today. Almost every important figure in the American food revolution has been on the network, from Alice Waters to Michael Pollan. We have recorded and broadcasted over 3,000 shows covering a wide array of topics including food, agriculture, politics, design, art, music and much more.


Our Staff

Patrick Martins Founder/Chairman and host of The Main Course
Patrick Martins was born in New York City's Mount Sinai Hospital on February 10th, 1972 and has lived in the city ever since. Patrick received a Masters' Degree in Performance Studies at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. Patrick is the founder of Slow Food USA, Heritage Foods USA, Heritage Radio Network and co-founder of the New York City Trivia Game.

Erin Fairbanks Executive Director and host of The Farm Report
In 2005, Erin left the Midwest and her post at Zingerman's Deli to try her hand at being a line-cook in New York City. She walked into the kitchen of Savoy offering to peel carrots and didn't leave for two years. Next, she spent time at Gramercy Tavern, initiating their in-house charcuterie program. Then following her passion for pigs she moved north where she spent a year at Flying Pigs Farm, where she directed "Farm Camp at Flying Pigs Farm". In 2011, she launched "No Goat Left Behind," a national project of Heritage Foods USA. After completing her graduate degree in Urban Policy Analysis at The New School for Public Engagement she joined the HeritageRadioNetwork.Org team as Executive Director in the Spring of 2012.

Jack Inslee Executive Producer
Jack is a graduate of New York University's Music Technology program and has worked in sound and recording since he was 12 years old. After meeting Patrick Martins, his diet and appreciation for good food has improved drastically. He is the co-founder of Full Service and Fancy Restaurant Records. In his spare time, Jack produces and performs as one half of the electronic music duo Knifeshow. He is also a die-hard Knicks fan. Jack has been with HeritageRadioNetwork.org since the Summer of 2009.

Joe Galarraga Producer/Engineer
Joe Galarraga grew up outside of Baltimore, MD where he learned his appreciation for the outdoors and nature. After spending many summers working as an outdoor educator and volunteering on CSA farms in Maryland and Pennsylvania, Joe moved to New York City to pursue a degree in Music Technology at NYU. In 2011, Joe graduated with honors from NYU Steinhardt's Music Technology department.

Leah Eden Director of Research & Communications
As a cultural anthropologist who has done a lot of research for the world's largest food companies, Leah knows that food matters. She spent 8 years conducting research into how consumers think about health and food issues in American culture. In 2012, Leah said goodbye to Old Bay and hard-shell crabs in Baltimore, MD and moved to Brooklyn, NY to start her Master's degree in Food Studies at New York University. Leah spent the fall surrounded by kale, squash and apples at the Greenmarket where she worked as an EBT/Food Stamp Coordinator. Leah joined the HeritageRadioNetwork.Org team as the Director of Research and Communications in the Summer of 2012. Leah received her Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Anthropology from Boston University.


Our Music


At HeritageRadioNetwork.org, we feature all original and independent musicians for our theme songs, break music and post-produced content! If you're interested in having your music featured please email us at info@HeritageRadioNetwork.org

Featured Artists:


  • Knifeshow
  • Jack Inslee
  • Alan Wilkis
  • Bad Dolly
  • Ball of Flame Shoot Fire
  • Bohemia
  • Blind Benny
  • Brothers NYC
  • The California Honeydrops
  • Cherryholmes
  • Fancy Restaurant Records
  • Cookies
  • Cudzoo & The Faggettes
  • Da Willys
  • Dead Stars
  • Dieselboy & Bare
  • EULA
  • Four Lincolns
  • The Hollows
  • Odetta Hartman
  • Idgy Dean
  • Jamie Serow
  • Jen Jayden & The Greenstone
  • Jerome LOL
  • Kitchen Opera Company
  • Kntrlr
  • Michel Nischan
  • Mohegan Son
  • Obey City
  • Pamela Royal
  • PEELS
  • Plexophonic
  • The Raunch Hands
  • Rene Lopez
  • Shadowbox
  • Shannon Wurst
  • Snowmine
  • Space Disease
  • Takstar
  • Tom Cruz
  • Wreck Tech

  • Connect with Us

    Live call in number: 718-497-2128
    Office number: 718-389-0985
    Email: info[at]HeritageRadioNetwork.org
    Mailing Address: BOX 198 402 Graham Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11211

    Membership
    As a membership based organization we depend on the support of listeners like you.  Click here to learn more and become a member today

    Underwriting
    Our supporters are like family.  They play a critical role in supporting the station and moving conversations on our nation's food systems and culture forward.  If you would like to be part of this team please drop us a line at info@HeritageRadioNetwork.org