Search Results
Hosted By
Greenhorn-radio
Sponsored by
Emaillogo1
Greg Schundler is an innovative and experienced sustainability professional. He founded the Cascadia Cargo Cooperative, which delivers fresh, local produce in and around Olympia, WA by boat. Prior to this, Greg worked for DHA Energy as a highly successful Business Development Specialist, leading their expansion into renewable energy markets. He worked for Fungi Perfecti, also out of Olympia, WA, selling mushrooms nationwide. A Renaissance Man of sorts, Greg has experience woodworking, foraging, gardening, managing livestock, studying neuroeconomics, among others. Today's program was brought to you by Heritage Foods USA.

"We have a choice every day when we buy our food how to nourish the land and how to nourish people in a thoughtful way." [10:45]

Greg Shundler on Greenhorns Radio


To comment on this episode click here. There are currently Comments

Hosted By
The-farm-report
Sponsored by
Emaillogo1
Meet Sarah Teale, documentary filmmaker and founding member of Adirondack Grazers Cooperative, a group of beef producers from small to mid-scale, family farms in New York and Vermont that naturally raise and finish beef. The Co Op's mission is to maximize member revenue by developing sales in wholesale and specialty markets not easily available to individual farmers. Tune in as Erin Fairbanks chats with Sarah on a brand new episode of The Farm Report. They discuss the co-op model, it's successes and shortcomings, and the distribution challenges that small farmers face in 2014. Sarah is also creating a documentary film to tell the story of Adirondack Grazers and simultaneously highlight the loss of family farms in today's agricultural landscape. Learn how serious this issue is as Sarah describes just how much farmland is being lost today and what we need to do to reverse the trend. This program was brought to you by Heritage Foods USA.

"For us - wholesale is what we can manage. If it comes to managing small pieces of beef for individual restaurants we can't handle that, it's too much work." [06:00]

"The nice thing about a co-op is that we can encompass any size farm because we're a group." [07:00]

"There needs to be a bigger more cohesive transportation system in place and that's what we're working on next." [13:00]

"New York state is losing a family farm every three days. It's scary. It's been a disaster for a while but it's getting really bad." [19:00]

"I think co-ops work quite well. We'd like to be a model for other people if they want to do it. We're writing a how-to and we can hand over the information." [25:00]

--Sarah Teale on The Farm Report


To comment on this episode click here. There are currently Comments

Hosted By
Tasteofthepast
Sponsored by
Cain-logotype-hrn-150
Learn about the social and economic implications of the supermarket on this week's episode of A Taste of the Past. Linda Pelaccio talks with University of Minnesota History Professor Dr. Tracey Deutsch about "building a housewives' paradise." Tune into this program to learn about the inception of the supermarket as an American institution in the 1930s. Find out how supermarkets aimed to appeal to women through their interior design, layout, and overall aesthetic. How did local food pricing regulations cause some grocery stores to fail, and others to thrive? Tune into this episode to learn how issues of gender, class, and race are tied up in the success of the American supermarket. This program has been brought to you by Cain Vineyard & Winery. Today's music has been provided by Pamela Royal.

"The very first supermarkets did feature super low prices... They were hugely popular, but then many of them went out of business. If you cut your prices too low, you're not going to be able to stay in business!" [11:10]

"Having predictable sales became more important to these larger stores." [26:15]

-- Dr. Tracey Deutsch on A Taste of the Past


To comment on this episode click here. There are currently Comments

SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER

PARTNERS
FEATURED EVENTS