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Michael Stenta is a computer programmer with a passion for farming, cultivation, and information. He has worked on farms in Connecticut, Maine, and Washington state, and is now settling into his own little homestead in Connecticut, helping local farmers set up their own websites and developing open source farm management and record keeping software. This program was brought to you by Heritage Foods USA

For those unfamiliar with the concept of open source, it's an idea that by sharing plans - from software to real world devices and tools - everyone benefits." [08:30]

--Michael Stenta on Greenhorns Radio


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Re-live the Vermont Cheesemaker's Festival on a special episode of Cutting the Curd, as host Greg Blais is joined by Lisa Battilana, the Executive Chef of the Woodstock Farmer's Market in Vermont and cheesemonger Perry Soulos for a re-cap. The 6th Annual Vermont Cheesemaker's Festival, sponsored by the Vermont Cheese Council took place July 20th at the Coach Barn at Shelbourne Farm in Vermont and featured over 200 cheeses from more than 40 cheese makers, as well as dozens of artisan food producers and local wine, beer and spirit producers. The festival provides an opportunity for people from all walks of life to connect with farmers and cheesemakers. On the line we also have She has been the cheesemonger for about 10 years, and is the only retail member on the Vermont Cheese Council. Tune in and get the inside scoop on the festival and the world of artisan cheese. This program was brought to you by Heritage Foods USA.

"It's a rare opportunity for everybody to meet and literally talk to the people making the cheese." [04:00]

"Food is pretty egalitarian. Everybody eats." [15:00]

--Lisa Battilana on Cutting the Curd

"I felt nothing but comfortable and welcome the whole time in Vermont. It has it's charm - Vermont is Vermont!" [31:00]

"The great thing about goats is that children can handle them so easily. It's an animal the whole family can participate in raising." [37:00]

--Perry Soulos on Cutting the Curd


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This week's featured farmer is Mike Sullivan:

Churchill Orchard Manager, picker, tour guide, weeder, legal counsel, bricoleur, grafter, security guard, fruit packer, and laborer, Mike Sullivan, loves his work. After doing less physically fulfilling, psychically rewarding, and mentally engaging work, he is at home caring for avocados, Ojai Pixie Tangerines, and Kishu mandarins in Ojai, California. Mike works with owners Jim Churchill and Lisa Brenneis, who continue to make the serious business of farming a fun and interesting venture for him. Today's program was brought to you by Heritage Foods USA.

"My tasks are wide and varied. I did all the pruning, which is crazy considering I don't have a background in this." [07:00]

--Mike Sullivan on Greenhorns Radio


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