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Posts tagged with: sustainable

Wonder what it’s like to go from corporate America to starting a farm business? Today we’re joined by Drew Sample of Capital City Greens, located in Columbus, Ohio. Drew started his urban farm in 2015 after determining that he “needed to get outside more” and finding that urban gardening was his best path forward. Drew......
Have you ever wondered about ranching versus farming? What are the structural differences, and what kinds of opportunities can those differences provide? On today’s episode of the Thriving Farmer Podcast we’re joined by Tim Peterson of Arizona Grass Raised Beef. The cattle on the Arizona Grass Raised Beef ranch spend their lives foraging for naturally......
What is MarketLink and how can you use it to leverage your farm’s profitability and help your community at the same time? Joining us for this special bonus episode of the Thriving Farmer Podcast is Amy Crone, Project Manager of MarketLink. MarketLink is a program of the National Association of Farmers Market Nutrition Program (NAFMNP).......
Have you ever considered embarking on your dream farming journey solo? On today’s episode, we’re joined by Jackson Holt, the owner/operator of Phoenix Farm, located in McLeansville, NC. He grows fruits, vegetables, and plant starts without the use of synthetic fertilizers or pesticides, and offers his products to the local community in North Carolina to......
Is your personal farming hobby outgrowing your need for crops? Ever thought of monetizing the surplus? Our guests this week sure have, and they took it a couple steps further as they grew a full thriving farm! This week’s Thriving Farmer Podcast proudly features Lex and Beth Antoinc of Providence Hill Farm. Providence Hill Farm......
Joining us today is Kim Goodling, owner of Vermont Grand View Farm. Vermont Grand View focuses on low impact sustainable farming with attention to raising high quality Gotland sheep, which conform to Swedish standards, and producing heirloom wool products. They’re passionate about sharing their farm with others with wide-open arms to all guests to their......
What is the Value Added Producer Grant, what can it do for your farm, and what does it take to be eligible for it? Joining us today is creative agriculture strategist Ellen Rawley. Ellen works with farms doing custom product development, product launches, certifications, and much more. She works with local & artisan food products......
What’s the oldest thriving organic farm in Vermont and how have they grown throughout the years? Find out today from Howard Prussack of High Meadows Farm, located just a short drive from the center of Putney, Vermont. High Meadows Farm is a 65 Acre farm of rolling hills and fertile soils, surrounded by oak and......
What do you get when you combine solutions for both environmental and social issues? Organic farming, of course! Joining us today is Matthew Hayes of Zsamboki Biokert located in Zsámbok, Hungary. The mission at Zsamboki is to involve as many people as possible in the mysteries of organic farming. Matthew and the Zsamboki team pride......
What does it take to thrive as an organic, stockfree, community-interest farm? Quite a lot, but as our guest today shows, it’s a climbable mountain. Joining us today is Iain Tolhurst of Tolhurst Organic located in south Oxfordshire, UK. Tolhurst Organic, one of the longest running organic vegetable farms in England, supplies in-season organic vegetables......