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Grounded by the Farm

Dec 25, 2019

This interview with Virginia farmer and ham expert, DeeDee Darden takes place in Smithfield, Virginia where the family raises cotton & corn and maintains the family smokehouse where they salt cure hams the way it was done decades ago. 

She explains the almost year-long process of salt curing and smoking hams to get the...

Dec 11, 2019

This is a conversation with crawfish farmers Bill & Janice Cheek at Stelly's Restaurant in Lebeau, Louisiana.

We talk about the important things like crawfish, crawdads and mudbugs as lingo.... but seriously, we talked about the red swamp crawfish & white species that are raised commercially and the difference between...

Dec 11, 2019

In this episode, we talk popcorn with Matt Helms who is returning to his family farm part-time as he starts a popcorn business serving customers in the St. Louis local area and online.

With a family tradition of farming, Matt tells us he wanted to participate in that while still living in the city and working off farm...

Dec 11, 2019

This bonus episodes provides a bit of background on the show's host Janice Person, the way she got into agriculture and memories of a first farmer interview decades ago. 

As the launch of the show began to near, it became clear that connecting back to Mr Ray Young -- the first farmer I (Janice) ever interviewed -- just...