Happy 2018!! For our first show of the year, Ben & I wanted to offer some tips & strategies to help our listeners eat more ethically and sustainably. This week, we focused on understanding food labels, terminology and certifications. Starting by explaining why these are so confusing in the first place.
For our October 13th show, Ashley C. Smith and Trevor Claiborn (aka Farmer Brown) joined us to discuss a new program called -- Black Soil: Our Better Nature. Ashley & Trevor created this program to create engagement and generate substantive discussion about the challenges and disparities facing black farmers in Kentucky.
On August 18th, we hosted Angie Quigley (For Pete's Sake Farm) and Will Meurer (Wholesome Living Farm). We do a deeper dive into understanding sustainable farming practices with respect to produce and animals. Angie and Will passionately share their redemptive and regenerative farming methods that focus on soil health. And why "pastured" eggs are the most nutrition-dense type to buy!
Our July 21st show featured Leandra Forman and Jimmy Earley of FoodChain -- an innovative that operates an indoor aquaponics farm located in the heart of Lexington, KY. As an industrial space located in a diverse residential neighborhood, FoodChain seeks to be an integral link between food access and community development. And will soon be providing an important connection once its Processing and Teaching Kitchen project is underway.
Daniel Pike is amazing!! From Cryptological Linguist at the NSA (National Security Agency) -- thwarting a plot to assassinate a world-leader -- to sustainable, organic KY farmer raising healthy, happy cattle, chickens, and pigs. WOW!! Listen to the latest Podcast of Lexington Food Justice Radio to learn about sustainably-raised meat and how to decode the confusing terminology on meat packaging labels.
Listen to the April 28, 2017 Lexington Food Justice Radio with Mac Stone of Elmwood Stock Farm. Great conversation as Mac talks about his trajectory as a farmer, the history of the farm, the ins-and-outs of organic certification, as well as the benefits of a CSA to the farmer, the consumer, and the community.