Is there really a way to make sourdough simple?

On this episode of the Thriving Farmer Podcast, Michael is joined by his wife, Savannah, to talk all about sourdough at The Farm on Central. The Farm on Central is a small family farm located in Carlisle, Ohio and provides the community with a wide array of vegetables, meats, and horticultural products. In this episode, Michael and Savannah talk all about the benefits of sourdough for your health and for your farm sales.

Join us today to hear how Michael and Savannah incorporate sourdough bread into their home life and as an income stream for their farm.

In this episode, you’ll hear…

  • About Savannah’s main roles on the Farm 1:59
  • Why they love sourdough 3:56
  • About Savannah’s sourdough-making process 4:43
  • About the advantages of a stiff sourdough starter 11:25
  • How long should a sourdough loaf rest between making and baking 16:29
  • Why Savannah decided to offer Sourdough classes 26:33
  • On why sourdough can be a grounding experience 32:01

About the Guests:

Michael & Savannah Kilpatrick are farmers and educators in Carlisle, Ohio. Together they run the Farm on Central, where they pursue their passion of providing fresh and local food to the community.

In addition to co-running the farm, Savannah teaches cooking, canning, and baking classes from her kitchen. Meanwhile, Michael is also the founder of Growing Farmers and is dedicated to providing educational resources for farmers.

Together, they reach a community of over 60,000 farmers, homesteaders, and families!


Upcoming Sourdough Startup Workshop:
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The Thriving Farmer Podcast Team would like to thank our amazing sponsor!

Conservation organizations play an important role in supporting local farms and food efforts nationwide. In the heart of the Ozarks, this land trust is taking land access for farmers one step further where they are offering affordable stable leases. 

Through the NWA Food Systems Initiative, NWALT is offering underserved farmers the opportunity to sublease certain designated tracts of farmland on a dedicated property to help support sustainable farming practices in Northwest Arkansas. The Farmland Lease Program is available to beginning and experienced farmers who are interested in fruit and/or vegetable production. Approved applicants will have access to water and electric utility infrastructure, shared access to farm equipment and harvesting facilities with neighboring participant farmers. In addition, farmers accepted into the program will have access to education, training, and other resources to help them succeed.

You can learn more about the program and the farm location in this podcast or contact 479-966-4666. Information is online at