Apr 28, 2021
Usually Grounded by the Farm episodes include us
interviewing a farmer, talking about the food they produce. And in
this second season, we are interviewing farmers in various parts of
the world. But this week, we hit several obstacles for interviews
and listeners were nice enough to ask the questions. That put our
host Janice Person in the interviewee seat! She talks all about
visiting farms while traveling in various countries.
Topics covered & questions asked in this episode include:
- Enjoying dried fruit -- There is a tremendous
dried fruit business coming out of Turkey. Have you ever been
- Tea production -- We enjoy tea very much in
the US. Have you been to tea plantations in Japan China or India
(whether assam or ceylon which we know as Sri Lanka)? Teas from
those regions are very popular.
- Terraced rice -- There's real Beauty in seeing rice
grown in tropical areas, have you seen the terraced rice patties in
the Philippines or Bali?
- Surprising things you've seen & farming
methods -- I was just wondering what is the most
surprising farming that you've seen in your travels and whether it
be something in the United States or somewhere else that you've
been to. You know a lot of the traditional ways of farming that
were used before there was a lot of machinery or one of the coolest
- Comparing practices -- In visiting farms, have
you been to a farm that produces the same product or produce or
whatever as farms you've seen in the US? If so, what was like a
major difference that stands out to you? Do you also think that
there are there's a lot of sharing of we do it this way versus we
do offer that way and that would imagine in certain parts of the
- Produce & enjoy their crops -- I'm curious of
the places that you've traveled what kind of crops people growing
that they then turn around and eat and do you have any
- Ease of entry to farming -- In the US. It can
be kind of hard for young farmers or people who want to get into a
culture to get the land and the equipment and and kind of get into
farming. Is it easier in other countries? Is there a an easier
point of entry and what's that process like off for ew farmers
outside of the US?
- Different locations -- Is it that former will
run two farms in different locations?
- Ever been to Spain -- One of my favorite
drives agricultural area was one late January in Spain. The oranges
were still on the tree and the almonds were in bloom. It was
amazing. You ever been to that part of the world Janice?
You'll need to listen to the podcast episode to hear all of
Janice's thoughts on these questions. However, for those of you who
wondered about a bit more of the story, we do have a few photos and
links to share.
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