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What’s it like building a farm from the ground up in a foreign country?  Today we’re hosting Tim Livingstone, Owner of Strawberry Hill Farm and President of Atlantic Certified Organic. Strawberry Hill Farm is an organic family farm serving the New Brunswick community with weekly boxes, online orders, and a small store on the farm.......
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Today we’ve got Hanna Eisloeffel, Founder and Owner of Table Bluff Farm. Table Bluff Farm is a first-generation, woman-owned microfarm situated on the edge of the Pacific Ocean and nestled between the Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge and the mouth of the Eel River in Loleta, California. Table Bluff Farm follows regenerative agriculture principles to......
What is community-centered agriculture and how does one thrive within this structure?  Today on the Thriving Farmer Podcast we’re happy to host MOSES Farmer of the Year, Liz Graznak, owner and operator of Happy Hollow Farm located in Jamestown, Missouri, right along the Missouri River. Liz has made farming her primary focus in life. Feeding......
What kind of farming opportunities exist in The Big Apple? Joining me today is Liz Dowd, Director of Farming Operations at Brooklyn Grange, located in NYC. Founded in 2010, Brooklyn Grange is the leading rooftop farming and intensive green roofing business in the US. Brooklyn Grange operates the world’s largest rooftop soil farms, located on......
On today’s episode we’re hosting Gerardo Martinez, founder of Wild Kid Acres located in Edgewater, Maryland. A Chicago native, Gerardo went on to study Engineering at the United States Naval Academy. After graduating, Gerardo served in the Marine Corps and then went on to lead in the corporate world. From leading staff sections in the......
How much history has your family farm built? Today I’m speaking with Evan McCommon of Mahaffey Farms, a very long-running, historical family farm located in Haughton, Louisiana. By combining traditional agricultural practices with modern marketing, including farm-to-table dinners, a farm store, and a bed-and-breakfast, Evan and his family are introducing a new generation to fresh......
Who makes sure that the refugee farmers thrive too?  Today on the Thriving Farmer Podcast we have with us Zachary Couture and Firmin Ntakimazi of Lutheran Services located in Des Moines, Iowa. Zachary is co-leader and developer of the Global Greens Program which reconnects former refugee farmers with the land as they build their new......
Have you considered taking your thriving farm into cyberspace?  Today we’re joined by Nick Carter of Market Wagon in Indianapolis, Indiana. Market Wagon is a start-up team carrying out this mission using cutting-edge shopping and supply chain technology, proprietary fulfillment processes, and innovative logistics approaches. Their mission is to enable local food producers to compete......
Have you ever considered farming for a target audience that isn’t “everyone who eats”? Today we’re joined by Maggie Cheney, co-founder of Rock Steady Farm in Millerton, New York. Maggie and her partner, D, both hoped the Millerton farm could increase food equity in the food system and create safer spaces for LGBTQIA (lesbian, gay,......
Do you hold both farming and humanity dear to your heart? Today we’re taking a bit of a different direction with the show. We’re joined by The Paisley Twins, Lisa and Zoe. Lisa and Zoe are the founders of Aggie Global, a platform that connects small farms to big markets to boost farmer income and......