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First Aired - 04/22/2012 01:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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What-doesn_t-kill-you
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Fairway
This week on Straight, No Chaser, Katy Keiffer is joined by Michael Hurwitz, Executive Director of Greenmarket NYC and Stacy Miller, Executive Director of The Farmers Market Coalition. Together they discuss the current state of farmers markets and how the recent growth of these markets has impacted urban life. Find out more about how immigrant populations are being considered at farmers markets and cultural gaps are being bridged through communities. Learn about everything involved in getting food from our farms to our tables. This program was sponsored by Fairway Market.

"More and more farmers are realizing that the industrial system is not working for them. 90% of our farmers would not be in production if they didn't have the ability to sell directly to consumers."

--Michael Hurwitz, Executive Director of Greenmarket NYC on Straight, No Chaser


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First Aired - 09/01/2011 01:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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The-farm-report
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Nofa
Hurricane Irene destroyed many farms in New York and Seth Jacobs of Slack Hallow Farm calls into this week's episode of The Farm Report with Erin Fairbanks to discuss the challenges farmers are faced with in the aftermath. Find out why tragedy for one farmer could bode well for another and how those affected by the storm are recovering. From livestock loss to chemical contamination, natural disasters do not take kindly to our small farmers. Right now is an ESPECIALLY good time to support your local farmers and visit the farmers market. To donate to those affected, visit GrowNYC.org. This episode was sponsored by NOFA's Locavore Challenge..


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First Aired - 12/02/2010 01:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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A lot is being said about EBT & Food Stamps being spent at farmers markets, but what does it really entail? Tune in to The Farm Report for a comprehensive view of how greenmarkets can feed food insecure households. Erin Fairbanks is joined by Alexis Stevens, EBT Project Manager for Greenmarket, GrowNYC. Alexis Stevens manages the EBT in Farmers Market Project and various other Food Access Initiatives for Greenmarket/GrowNYC. Before working for Greenmarket she worked as a VISTA for the Hunger Action Network of NYS coordinating a low income CSA and their food stamp outreach project. This episode was generously sponsored by White Oak Pastures; raising some of the best All Natural Grassfed Beef in the country! For more information visit www.whiteoakpastures.com.


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