Andrew Albert | #093 04/26/2022

Growing local beef and crops not far from Seattle, Andrew Albert knows he's part of a dying breed. But he doesn't think it should be that way. Hear directly from this 3rd-generation farmer about the long list of pressures pushing more and more family farms out of business, and find out the real reason he keeps farming in spite of the stress.

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Eros Gonzalez | #091 04/06/2022

Growing up in a family of farm workers, Eros Gonzalez is no stranger to the hard work that goes into growing food. Now he helps farms conserve water and grow sustainable crops through his work at WaterTec in Lynden, WA.

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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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Francisco Santelices | #089 03/08/2022

Could oysters and clams be the protein of the future? We sat down with shellfish farmer Francisco Santelices of Skagit Shellfish to learn how they rely on Skagit Bay's cold, clean water to grow some of the best oysters and clams around.

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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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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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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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