Podcasts

Randy Honcoop | #088 12/21/2021

He had been in farming literally his whole life... up until 4 months ago. Host Dillon Honcoop's dad, Randy, shares the story of how he became a red raspberry farmer, and explains what it's like to leave the only occupation he's ever known.

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Jared Easterday | #087 12/15/2021

The reason Jared Easterday is so passionate about growing food might surprise you. Sitting around his kitchen table talking about growing vegetables, we learn not only about how Jared farms, but how he sees his work fitting into the big picture.

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Marie Hegarty | #085 12/07/2021

Sadly, there's a huge bottleneck keeping a lot of locally-grown beef from reaching dinner tables in WA. Small beef farmer Marie Hegarty explains why, and shares what's so important to her about raising small-scale grassfed beef near Custer, WA at Fair Cow's Path Farm.

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Dwayne Lenssen | #084 11/17/2021

His wheat, barley and lentils are eaten all over the world, and Dwayne Lenssen grows them in the scenic rolling hills of the Palouse in Eastern Washington and Idaho. Dillon and Dwayne discuss how wheat is farmed in this unique region, and connect around a shared history with a tragic twist.

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Luis Guitron | #083 11/10/2021

What's the truth about the controversial H-2A Guest Worker program? Farm worker housing manager Luis Guitron shares what it's like behind the scenes, as well as his own personal story, as Dillon Honcoop visits an actual guest worker housing facility in Okanogan, WA.

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Amy Cords | #082 11/05/2021

She may have the best marinara sauce you've ever tasted, and Amy Cords and her mom make it right here in Washington state. Hear the story of how their unwritten family recipe became the mainstay of Manja Creations Artisan Food Company.

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Jordyn & Kay Clark | #081 10/26/2021

Racking up millions of video views, mother and daughter-in-law homesteaders Jordyn and Kay Clark became a viral sensation on social media, sharing day-to-day insights into growing food. They share how they got started, what made them go viral, and what their newfound notariety means for their homestead, Portage View Farm, on Washington's Lummi Peninsula.

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Gigi Berardi | #080 10/19/2021

Author and professor Gigi Berardi says some kinds of farming in Washington state are often much closer to the "extinction threshold" than people realize. Gigi shares how she came from Hollywood to farming, via academia, and opens up about what she's found in her research on farms and at Western Washington University's Huxley College of the Environment.

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Bernadette Gagnier | #079 10/12/2021

When Bernadette Gagnier came to WSU's agriculture research station in Prosser to get a PhD in horticulture, she was reconnecting with family farming roots she didn't even know she had. She explains why the bugs she's researching are bad news for WA's amazing wines, and how she's trying to stop them without using pesticides.

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