Sonja runs a permaculture farm that includes about everything you need to eat in one place. She is now a dairy, beef, pork, lamb, poultry, eggs, produce, and grass farmer. In this episode we chat about how diversity in farming gives you a greater result than the sum of its parts and how Certified Organic isn't always all its cracked up to be. The best way to know what you're eating is to know who's growing it!
Crossfit Cody has been doing some awesome community building in and out of the gym for years now. Retro Prom Parties, Spin Cody Events AND the National Crossfit Games just to name a few. In this episode we interview Mindy McFadden about how crossfit works, getting involved in the community and building an amazingly supportive culture around working out! (P.S. sorry about the echo-y audio. You can probably tell we recorded in a gym!)
You might be surprised to hear about a Farm To Table food truck in Cody, Wyoming, but Glen Troyer's makin' it happen! In this episode, Glen tells us about his long history in the kitchen and where his passion for cooking came from. His latest project is focused on telling the story of Wyoming farms & ranches through the most American meal on Earth...a burger.
The tables have turned in this episode (pun intended) as yours truly is interviewed by Rodger Wasson for his podcast Farm To Table Talk. Rodger was blown away by what we're growing in the mountain West as he usually interviews people from the east or west coasts. The black soil of our farms shocked him in the best way possible. We talk about the challenges of making farm to table happen here in Wyoming, but also the unique benefits of working with farms at different elevations like Cody, Powell, Lovell and Worland. Should be a fun listen where the shoe's on the other foot!
In this episode Kenny and I chat about how he came to Cody, Wyoming, how he and his wife became candy makers, and the importance of community building outside of your business. Kenny has tons of experience doing events in the community that bring people together and make it fun to live here. These events benefit the town as a whole more than just Cowtown Candy. They make this place the special and unique place that it is.
In this episode Jack tells us what it was like to live through the changes America has seen in farming. Jack was born on a small diversified farm on the Kansas/Missouri border, eventually worked in industrial beef production, hosted a farm radio show all over the west and is now the Farm To Table Liaison at Central Wyoming College in Riverton, WY. We're ecstatic to connect with Jack about this topic and will definitely have him on again to talk about connecting farmers in Wyoming.
The University of Wyoming has a very exciting project they're launching this year that involves growing First Grains in Wyoming. These grains are fairly rare these days due to their difficulty to grow and low yields. UW is launching a brand for these Wyoming Grown Grains called Neolithic and hope to build the brand over the next few years to develop a product that small to mid size farms can grow all over the state. Caitlin is one of the catalysts on this project and tells us all about these wheats and the project as a whole. To learn more visit http://www.uwagec.org/neolithicbrand/ or contact Caitlin at 307-347-3431 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Farm To School is happening in Park County! Gen talks about her background with nutrition in Alaska and success stories there that she's trying to make a reality in Cody. The momentum that she's started has gotten the ball rolling and hopefully in the future most of the school's lunch program will be locally produced! If you'd like to support her fundraising efforts drop off or mail a check to Park6-f2s, 919 Cody Ave. Cody Wyoming 82414 or email email@example.com for more information!
Porter is a certified Health Coach through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York and pursuing her Masters Degree in Clinical Nutrition. In this episode we chat about getting kids excited about healthy eating at a young age, and some fun ways to do it. Enjoy!
Joel takes us on the journey of how her family arrived in Cody from South Carolina. She also tells us why probiotic food like her kombucha, fermented pickles and kimchi help feed our gut with good bacteria to fight the bad. She talks about her big dreams to teach people about farming in the future as well. Her 4 year old son Jacob also chimes in with his $.02 a time or two.
Bob takes us on a journey of what life used to be like for tourists coming to Cody and Yellowstone. Coming from many different parts of the country, people had never seen bears, eaten camp food, or traveled to the west. Bob's family paved the way for future generations to come and enjoy this part of the world.
Jeanine Swift of Lovell Inc. shares her background of farming in Long Island, NY as well as the housing and greenhouse projects they have going. The goal being to grow produce September through February in Northern Wyoming and selling it to local businesses. If you'd like to see local tomatoes, greens or even fruit in the winter send Lovell Inc. a letter of support at P.O. Box 566,
142 E. 3rd st.
Lovell, WY 82431 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Kevin & Keri walk us through the ingenious 12 Aprils system that they use to provide fresh forage for their lamb 12 months a years. The results they've gotten on Bentonite clay soil in Lovell, Wyoming speak for themselves. If you're interested in learning more or meeting these folks check out www.fortcauseway.com
In this episode we get the scoop from Wyoming's Willie Wonka, A.K.A. Jake Robertson and his wife Erin. Learn how they got started making chocolate in Cody, Wyoming and how insanely good for you dark chocolate is.