Lindsey Van Dyken | #092 04/13/2022

Once known as the "forbidden fruit," black currants have storied past here in the US, and Lindsey Van Dyken's family has been growing them since they were legalized in Washington less than 20 years ago. Hear Lindsey's story and the challenges her family farm has faced in growing the niche crop and other berries for a growing crowd of loyal customers.

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Ryan Mensonides | #090 03/29/2022

This organic dairy farmer is betting everything on the future of local food, as he and his family work to launch their own creamery and market near Seattle. Meet Ryan Mensonides of Mount Rainier Creamery & Market and Providence Farms and hear his passion for local food and family farming, as well as the huge challenges he's faced to make his dream a reality.

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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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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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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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Luke Dynes | #077 09/27/2021

This PNW-based farmer-turned-recycler has a powerful solution to America's food waste problem. Luke Dynes has developed technology that he aims to take to every state in the nation and drastically reduce the amount of food that ends up in landfills. In fact, he's already doing it right here in Washington and Oregon.

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Co Dinn | #076 09/21/2021

He describes it as one of the best places in the world to make wine. That's why Co Dinn crafts his award-winning wines in the heart of the Yakima Valley with a keen focus on sustainability. Come with us as we visit Co Dinn Cellars' tasting room in Sunnyside, WA.

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