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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Mieschia Wilson | #094 05/04/2022

More and more people are disconnected from how their food is grown, and farmsteader Mieschia Wilson says one of the consequences is that people are lashing out at farmers. Hear how she's personally been targeted, and what she's trying to do at Next Generation Farmstead to reconnect people with where their food comes from.

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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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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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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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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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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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Brianna Widen | #072 08/25/2021

Producing pastured pork, chicken, lamb and beef with her family on their small family farm Widnor Farms, Brianna Widen is living her dream. Hear her unique perspective on what's wrong with our food system, and get a personal look at the challenges of small farming in Washington state.

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