Podcasts

Pete Charriere | #113 11/28/2022

Despite his passion from a young age for raising cattle, becoming a full-time rancher didn't seem to be in the cards for Pete Charriere. Hear what changed to make that dream a reality for Pete, and why he remains so passionate about raising top-quality beef in Pomeroy, Washington.

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Steve Seymour | #112 10/19/2022

After a career as a fish biologist around the Pacific Northwest, Steve Seymour helped reinvigorate Drayton Harbor Oyster Company in Blaine, Washington. Steve shares the story of making the oyster farm a regional destination, as well as the challenges of growing oysters and the incredible benefits they offer.

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Jessica Jager | #111 10/17/2022

Although she always wanted to be a farmer, it was the pandemic that finally pushed Jessica Jager and her husband to start Your Friends Farm near Spokane. Hear about their amazing journey, and the care they put into every bit of food they produce.

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Reba Guzman | #110 10/10/2022

Growing up in one of Washington's oldest apple-growing families, 5th generation apple & cherry farmer Reba Guzman learned to appreciate hard work and honor the legacy she wants to help continue. She explains why she's so proud of the fruit her family produces, and just how much care and hard work goes into growing it and selling it all over the nation and around the world.

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Faviola Barbosa | #107 09/13/2022

Growing up as a farmworker in Washington orchards, Faviola Barbosa experienced the hard work and uncertainty that comes with growing food. After working extensively in the world of education, she's come back to her farming roots to help guide the WA tree fruit community's generous funding through the Washington Apple Education Foundation to assist young people raised in tree fruit districts with their education.

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Ona Lee Weatherford | #105 08/19/2022

She's a chef with Michelin-star training who now grows her own food. Meet Ona Lee Weatherford, whose amazing journey of loss and renewal has taken her to New York, Los Angeles and back home to Washington state.

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Ivan Sultan | #104 08/03/2022

Ever heard of black garlic? Food entrepreneur Ivan Sultan has all the details on it, as well as the unique Columbia Bar energy bars he's created. He shares deep insights from a lifelong journey that's taken him to nearly every corner of the food system.

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