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First Aired - 08/11/2011 01:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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This week on The Farm Report, Erin is joined by David Sherman, Market Manager of GrowNYC. David tells listeners how he's convinced many Brooklynites to start eating kale and other healthy produce and explains how some of the markets in NYC operate. Tune in to hear more about food access in NYC and the growing trend of farmers markets and CSA's. This episode was sponsored by Cain Vineyard & Winery.

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First Aired - 01/15/2012 12:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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On a special edition of The Main Course, Patrick Martins sits down with food titan Michel Nischan to celebrate his week as guest editor on Food Republic. Tune in to hear a spirited conversation about our food system and the various ways in which we can improve it. Should Wall-Mart be criticized or embraced for going green? How can subsidies be re purposed to promote local and fresh produce? Find out some of the sustainable companies and restaurants that inspire Michel and learn more about everything from Victory Gardens to the role shareholders play in sustainable food. This episode was sponsored by Hearst Ranch.

"A lot of subsidies that have been given to processed foods give the products an unfair price advantage which is why you can buy fast food much more inexpensively than fresh produce, which we should have 5 servings of a day."

"In 1949, at least half of the fresh food consumed in the United States came from victory gardens. Then it became more convenient to buy from supermarkets."

"The only way to get returns at the level shareholders expect is to drive down the cost of goods and labor."

"I'm not freaked out Wall Mart saying they want to go green. I'm cautious, but if they put 1-2 million dollars a year into food access issues and trying to make local more affordable you have keep an eye on it."

--Michel Nischan of Wholesome Wave on The Main Course

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First Aired - 05/01/2012 01:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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Wellspring Farm is owned and managed by farmer Mimi Arnstein (pronounced “Mi-mee”; rhymes with “Jimmy”). Mimi has been growing organically for CSA & wholesale markets for over 10 years. Despite the obvious pitfalls of pursuing a line of work in which one relies on nature, she feel grateful every day for the opportunity to grow food for her community and is thankful to her CSA members and community supporters for keeping her farm in active agriculture. Mimi’s favorite tools are large cheater bars, a mini sledgehammer, an Allis Chalmers G cultivating tractor, and a wood-fired hot tub at the end of a long day. She serves on the board of NOFA-VT and the Vermont Vegetable and Berry Growers Association. This episode has been brought to you by Fairway Market.

"Sustainability also includes what is sustainable to the farmers, the workers on the farm, and what's sustainable financially."

"We have to be really creative in finding new ways to get access to land in order to grow more food."

--Mimi Arnstein on Greenhorn Radio

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