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Proprietors of Pittsburgh Podcast
In this exciting “behind-the-scenes” episode, Danielle Bombash, co-owner of Bombash and Earley, gives us a tour of her store and production space. She and her husband, Tim, run the business out of a charming storefront that resembles a cottage-style home in McMurray, PA. Their impressive and extensive lineup of botanical skin care products is made entirely by hand in small batches from this location.After viewing their retail displays in the front of the store, I got to see their main production room in the back of the house, which is typically off-limits to customers. Danielle described how their products are made from raw ingredients, and she showed me some of the equipment that's used in the creation process. We had a terrific discussion about the origin of the business, how she and Tim balance their unique approaches to entrepreneurship, and why family is a central part of what they are building.If you have any questions or if you'd like to chat, you can reach me at my contact info below. The purpose of this podcast is to share ideas, inspire action, and build a stronger small business community here in Pittsburgh. So please say hello, tell me what you think, and let me know how I'm doing. It means a ton!YOU CAN REACH ME AT:Website: https://www.proprietorsofpittsburgh.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/proprietorsofpittsburghpodcastFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/proprietorsofpittsburghpodcastLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/darinvilanoPhone: 412-336-8247YOU CAN REACH DANIELLE BOMBASH AT:Website: https://bombashearley.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/bombashbotanicalFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/bombashandearley
The Saltwater Aquarium Radio Podcast
In this episode of Saltwater Aquarium Radio I talk about The New England Frag Farmers Market. I also give some thoughts on what I would like to do for future shows and I answer a [...] The post Saltwater Aquarium Radio Podcast 221: The New England Frag Farmers Market Recap appeared first on Saltwater Aquarium Radio.
Good News: spring is seriously here because of some news out of the Farmers Markets! New Feature: Food News! Tag me in any interesting food news stories! The usual food holidays and a reminder to get yourself some Sugar Snap Pea seeds for Pea Planting Day! Also, if Twitter implodes you can find me @jencoleslaw @twochocolatecakes on Instagram --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/twochocolatecakes/support
Orny Adams returns to the show and shares his list of songs that should never be covered. Adam and Orny get into the problem with farmers markets before taking a call from a Wisconsin teacher who is having trouble finding inspiration in his work. Next, Dr. Drew Pinsky joins them to talk about his experience on ‘Special Forces: World's Toughest Test' and they all play a round of ‘Blah Blah Blog'. PLUGS: See Orny Adams live: Houston TX - The Riot Comedy Club - March 31st and April 1st Las Vegas, NV - Jimmy Kimmel's Comedy Club - April 13th to 16th And for more live dates, visit OrnyAdams.com See Orny in the new movie, ‘Teen Wolf: The Movie' streaming now on Paramount + Listen to ‘What's Wrong With Orny Adams' wherever you find podcasts Watch Orny's special ‘More Than Loud' for free on YouTube And follow Orny on Twitter, @OrnyAdams Follow Dr. Drew Pinsky on Twitter (@DrDrew) and Instagram (@DrDrewPinsky) Listen to Dr. Drew's podcasts, ‘The Adam and Drew Show', ‘The Dr Drew Podcast', and ‘Dr. Drew After Dark' wherever you find podcasts. THANKS FOR SUPPORTING TODAY'S SPONSORS: TommyJohn.com/ADAM ForThePeople.com/ADAM BlindsGalore.com, let them know we sent you
We connect with Dawn Justin of Justin Trails Resort, we discuss their ongoing Farmers Markets tucked into this picturesque 200-acre property, featuring cabins, suites, and camping. We chat about the markets, seasonal activities at Justin Trails, and more. https://justintrails.comYou can find more conversations, food reviews, live music, weekend picks and events on our website https://lacrosselocal.com.
It's a jam-packed episode of the 920 show! Tommy Everman and Steven April join the show and we cover just about everything. You'll learn all about Tommy and Jyll's venture from LA to Green Bay to start a premier event space from an old engine shop. We cover what it was like running an event space during the COVID pandemic, lessons for entrepreneurs, and things learned from the pandemic. We also cover what makes Green Bay such a special place and why Tommy thinks everyone should move here. Plus we have breaking news from Gather!
Join us as we talk about the tile laying, tile drafting game about food gathering goodness, Downtown Farmers Market. https://mfgcast.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/Episode_422_Final.mp3
The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly it is time to Turn a New Leaf™ with Corrie Hutchens, VP of Marketing of Local Bounti and special guest Caitlin Tierney, Sr. Director of Produce for Local and Innovation of Sprouts Farmers Markets to discuss the NEW Asia Style Chicken Lettuce Wraps. At Local Bounti, we use 90% less water and 90% less land than traditional agriculture. The perfect environmental greenhouse conditions ensures the highest possible nutritional value and taste. Our sustainable, root-on, living product results in less environmental impacts, carbon footprint, and less waste. 2023 has starred out with pure excitement in the produce industry and today we will chat about new innovation, how did these two companies get excited about this new product, and where we see the future of shaping our industry. Join Patrick and these two dynamite women leaders to discuss all things PRODUCE! FANCY SPONSORS: Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com, Noble Citrus: https://noblecitrus.com, Buck Naked Onions/Owyhee Produce, Inc.: http://www.owyheeproduce.com and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com CHOICE SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com, Equifruit: https://equifruit.com Arctic® Apples: https://arcticapples.com Sev-Rend Corporation: https://www.sev-rend.com, Jac Vandenberg Inc.: https://www.jacvandenberg.com Dole Fresh Vegetables: https://www.dole.com/en/produce/vegetablesWholesaleWare: https://www.grubmarket.com/hello/software/index.html Continental Fresh, LLC: https://www.continentalfresh.com Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS: London Fruit Inc. https://londonfruit.com, Freshway Produce: https://www.freshwayusa.com and Citrus America: https://citrusamerica.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theproduceindustrypodcast/support
On this episode of Guff Guff Pass we had on Sam Rana, an up and coming fashion designer that has been captivating the Nepalese industry with her crafty designs and uncompromising quality. We get into the fascinating world of fashion which later flowed towards various topics from current affairs to masculinity. Sam is an unapologetic individual and a fun companion as will be evident from this three hour long conversation where we may or may not have ruffled some feathers with our opinions. All in all another amazing episode of ggp. Cheers! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/guffguffpass/message
Freshfarm Workers Union unionizes workers at DC-area farmers markets. Today's labor quote: Pasha Fesenko. Today's labor history: Hollywood writers end 3-month strike. @wpfwdc #1u #unions #LaborRadioPod @AFLCIO #1u @FRESHFARMunion @UFCW400 Proud founding member of the Labor Radio Podcast Network.
Our guest this week is Sean Kirkpatrick, co-owner and the culinary creative behind Down to Ferment Hot Sauce. Sean has cooked professionally for all his adult life, filling roles as an Executive Chef, Food and Beverage Manager and Culinary Director. At the on-set of the pandemic, his love of fermented foods coincided with his dissatisfaction with corporate cooking culture and in early 2021 he and his business partner launched their line of vinegar-free hot sauces at local farmers markets in San Diego. Join us this week to learn how Sean applies his corporate training to his farmers market business from sourcing ingredients to keeping labor costs in balance. We also dig into the spicy double meanings of his hot sauce flavor names and discuss the vision behind his playful brand voice. This week's episode is made possible by support from TentCraft.
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Elizabeth Keen and her husband Al have been farming at Indian Line Farm in Great Barrington, MA for over 25 years. After taking a sabbatical in 2016, they had the realization that after 10-15 years “just running the farm” it was time that some things needed to change to make the farm more sustainable in their next phase of life. The upgrades to the farm included the purchase of a delivery van, a 30'x96' hoop house, and replacing the 6-wire high tensile electric fence with an 8' fence to keep the deer out. Additionally, Elizabeth decided it was time to make some improvements to the post-harvest area on the farm. This podcast gives a tour of the barn upgrades and the conversation is mostly led by my colleague Chris Callahan of the University of Vermont Extension. This story is also shared as a full postharvest case study on our blog. So if you want to see photos or a video from this visit make sure to visit https://go.uvm.edu/indianline.Support the showVisit the website to see photos/videos from the visit: https://thefarmersshare.comFollow the show on Facebook and Instagram: @thefarmersshareSubscribe to the YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/@thefarmersshare
Grain Market Report: Potential Acres for Corn and Soybeans Preparing to Sell at Farmers Markets Kansas Agricultural Weather: Current Soil Conditions 00:01:00 – Grain Market Report: Potential Acres for Corn and Soybeans: K-State grain economist Dan O'Brien says the wheat markets were quite tumultuous in the last week. He compares corn and soybean prices and what that might mean for acres planted later this year. The latest from Dan on AgManager 00:12:00 – Preparing to Sell at Farmers Markets: Extension food safety specialist for K-State and the University of Missouri, Londa Nwadike, discusses the importance of farmers markets, some of the considerations for selling at a farmers market and a webinar series taking place next week that covers this information in depth. Publication from MU Extension on "Market Channels for Locally Raised Foods" From the Land of Kansas Virtual Workshops - Feb. 6th - 10th 00:23:00 – Kansas Agricultural Weather: K-State meteorologist, Chip Redmond highlights the past week's weather, including current soil conditions in-light-of recent precipitation, and what we can expect to see in the week ahead. Send comments, questions or requests for copies of past programs to email@example.com. Agriculture Today is a daily program featuring Kansas State University agricultural specialists and other experts examining ag issues facing Kansas and the nation. It is hosted by Samantha Bennett and distributed to radio stations throughout Kansas and as a daily podcast. K‑State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well‑being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K‑State campus in Manhattan.
Launch Your Box Podcast with Sarah Williams | Start, Launch, and Grow Your Subscription Box
Do you think growing your subscription means spending tons of money on ads? It doesn't need to be that way! There are so many low and even no-cost ways to market and grow your subscription box business. The bottom line? You can't rely on just one marketing channel or strategy. You need to build a multi-channel marketing plan, layering one type of marketing on top of another. Don't worry - building this plan doesn't have to be time-consuming or costly. I'm sharing seven cost-effective ways to market your subscription box business. But I don't want you to try to implement all of them at the same time! If you're just getting started, choose one, get consistent with it and then layer on another. If you're already doing one or more of these, choose another one to add to your marketing plan. Leverage social media. These accounts are FREE. Figure out where your ideal customer is and start there. Have FUN with it. Get social - serve and engage with your audience. Partner with micro-influencers in your space. Offering affiliate commissions is super cost-effective - you don't pay them unless they sell something for you. Influencer or affiliate marketing. Very inexpensive. Still a very effective way to reach your audience. How will you get people onto your email list? How will you market to them once they're on your list? Email marketing. Create valuable content to attract your ideal person. Blogs, videos, eBooks, etc. Content marketing. Word of mouth is so powerful! Customer reviews. Where does your ideal customer go? Farmers Markets, expos, shopping events, etc. In person events. It's not about the stuff - it's about the people. A strong community creates raving fans - the kind that market your subscription for you! Build an online community. Take one of these ideas and build it into your routine. Get comfortable and consistent with it. Then layer in another strategy. Continue to grow your audience, reach more of the right people, and ultimately gain new subscribers. You can't rely on one marketing channel or strategy. And you don't need to spend a lot of money on ads to market effectively. Join me for this episode as I take you through seven cost-effective ways to market your subscription box. Join me in all the places: Facebook Instagram Launch Your Box with Sarah Website Are you ready for Launch Your Box? Our complete training program walks you step by step through how to start, launch, and grow your subscription box business. Join the waitlist today!
Farmers markets are often touted as a key to revitalizing failing downtowns. And while they aren't a panacea for all Main St. issues, when executed well, they really can turn around a business district in a special way. Our guests this week represent one of those Main Street success stories: Ivy Hagedorn and Lindsay Gagnon, of the Downtown Joplin Alliance and Joplin Empire Market. Back in December of 2016, the Empire District Electric Company donated to the Downtown Joplin Alliance over 33,000 square feet of buildings on 3.34 acres in the center of Joplin. Downtown Joplin Alliance re-purposed this historic building and its attached 11,000 sqft. garage as the new four-season Empire Market which opened in April 2018 and is now home to a growing roster of farmers, vendors and a brand new shared use commercial kitchen. Not only did the Joplin Empire Market reactivate a lackluster business district, it also breathed new life into a defunct historical building! Listen along to hear this incredible story. This week's episode is made possible by support from The Food Corridor.
Farmers Market is back tonight! Whitney Chaney from Downtown SLO dropped by First Look with Andy Morris to talk about what's happening.
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"The work we do has to work for the farmers and food makers, for our team members and colleagues, and how we can build positive momentum for everyone." —Andy Naja-Riese The Farmers Market offers a variety of benefits to the local community. They provide a convenient and accessible place to buy fresh and local produce which is often healthier and more sustainable than the produce available in the supermarket. Purchasing seasonal produce and local products helps to support the local economy and farmers in the area and preserves traditional farming practices. These local vendors also help to offer education to the community about the importance of sustainable farming and help to strengthen the sense of community by providing a gathering place for members of the community. Led by Andy Naja-Riese, The Agricultural Institute of Marin/AIM is helping the food system move forward by creating a Center for Food and Agriculture. This initiative aims to foster meaningful connection between the community and their local Farmers Market. In this episode, we will dive deeper into the center of our food system and answer important questions that affect us and our environment: Is it really possible to feed everyone? What 2 factors determine a program's success? What are the benefits of having a Farmer's Market in a community? How is buying real food at the core of our food system? Is the Farmers Market all organic? How can we support equity with regards to food access? And finally, what can we learn from AIM's environmental processes? Tune in as Justine and Andy answer these questions and more! Meet Andy: Andy Naja-Riese brings 15 years' experience in community food systems and education. He is Chief Executive Officer of the Agricultural Institute of Marin (AIM), a Bay Area 501c3 educational non-profit that connects communities and local and regional food systems so the public can access healthy and sustainably-grown food. He brings a unique perspective to non-profit executive management after spending 10 years with the Federal government, including the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service. While government assistance and feeding programs are intended to support health and development, there exist many inherent conflicts and political influences that often undermine the very outcomes that government programs are designed to achieve. Andy successfully navigated these bureaucratic systems to effect change so that scientific evidence would drive policy and program decisions. This experience has shaped much of Andy's thinking about our food systems and charitable food programs. In his current role, Andy is a champion for a systems approach to connecting farmers and food producers directly with eaters while supporting education and advocacy. Andy is doing just that when it comes to directing the 8 certified farmers markets, mobile market, and educational programs run by AIM to serve 360+ small and mid-size family farmers, food businesses, and artisans from 40 California counties. Andy also shares his vision for building a new food landmark: the Center for Food and Agriculture, a world-class gathering space that takes us on a journey from healthy soils to healthy foods to healthy communities. Website Facebook Twitter Instagram LinkedIn YouTube Connect with NextGen Purpose: Website Facebook Instagram LinkedIn YouTube Episode Highlights: 01:39 Working for Food and Food Justice 05:54 Is It Possible to Feed Everyone? 09:46 Why Farmer's Market 14:14 The Foundation of Our Food System 17:33 Promoting Equitable Food System 22:15 AIM & Their Environmental Impact Processes
Nick Carter (Host - Market Wagon CEO) (00:00): Thanks for joining us. I think you're going to find this first episode of 2023 as fascinating as I did. It's about a pair of farmers named Derek and Brad, who grow about three acres worth of produce in just 320 square feet. They're using hydroponics to, as Derek put it, replicate Mother Nature at its finest. And for an old dirt farmer like me, it was really fun to talk with them about the science behind this technology. But in between all of the talk about soil science and chemistry and light spectrums, I hope you don't miss the story of endurance and entrepreneurship, perseverance, and above all, the meaningfulness of investing in the place you call home. Enjoy. Nick Carter (Host - Market Wagon CEO) (00:45): Welcome to More Than a Mile, a local food podcast from Market Wagon focused on connecting you to local food through farmer stories from across America. I'm Nick Carter, your host, a farmer and CEO and co-founder of Market Wagon. We are your online farmers market with a mission to enable food producers to thrive in their local and regional markets. Food is so much more than just nutrients and calories. It's actually the fabric that holds us together. Thanks for joining me for this episode of More Than a Mile, and thank you for buying local food. That's one critical step in making an investment in food for future generations. All right, well, I'm really excited. My guests today are Derek Drake and Brad Schiever of Ditto Foods. Really excited to have you guys. Thanks for joining. Derek Drake (Ditto Foods) (01:32): Thanks for having us. Brad Schiever (Ditto Foods) (01:33): Yes, thank you. Nick Carter (Host - Market Wagon CEO) (01:33): You know, some people farm just because they have to, some people get to choose to farm because they want to. And a few people farm because they want to change the world or their corner of the world. And I've been looking forward to this conversation because that describes, I think both you and I, Derek. But our farms look very different. . Derek Drake (Ditto Foods) (01:56): Oh yeah. Nick Carter (Host - Market Wagon CEO) (01:58): So how big's your farm? Derek Drake (Ditto Foods) (01:59): It is a 40 foot shipping container, so 320 square feet. Nick Carter (Host - Market Wagon CEO) (02:04): And where is it sitting right now? Derek Drake (Ditto Foods) (02:06): It's in our driveway in the back of our house Nick Carter (Host - Market Wagon CEO) (02:10): In the south suburb of Chicago. Derek Drake (Ditto Foods) (02:12): In the south suburbs of Chicago. Yes. On our property. So we take up a very small footprint. Nick Carter (Host - Market Wagon CEO) (02:17): How many cows can you get in that shipping container? I'm just kidding. Derek Drake (Ditto Foods) (02:20): Oh, probably about five. Nick Carter (Host - Market Wagon CEO) (02:25): Ok Derek Drake (Ditto Foods) (02:25): They won't be able to move around, but Nick Carter (Host - Market Wagon CEO) (02:27): Not a whole lot of grazing inside there, Derek Drake (Ditto Foods) (02:29): . Ok. No, Nick Carter (Host - Market Wagon CEO) (02:30): This is a fascinating journey. I want to start from the beginning. So 2020, Covid happens. You are senior staff at Kellogg, Northwestern University mm-hmm. . And that comes to an end with a furlough related to Covid. Tell me what happens from there. Derek Drake (Ditto Foods) (02:47): Well, I've always been one of those folks that goes to, all right, what's the next right move for me. In grad school, I've created a business plan for a food truck concept. And it was kind of marrying food truck meets tiny home. And after the furlough, I was like, okay, I want to see if I can do something with this. And started down this long rabbit hole of looking for developers, manufacturers of food trucks and tiny homes and seeing what we can do. And went to Brad and said, all right, I'd like to go down this route. And so I started the search and found this company out of Boston called Freight Farms that manufactures these shipping container farms, and went to Brad and said, I think I wanna be a farmer. I think this is the next right move. And he thought I was crazy. And we started the journey. Nick Carter (Host - Market Wagon CEO) (03:52): And today you're a farmer, Derek Drake (Ditto Foods) (03:54): And today I'm a farmer in a shipping container. Yes. Nick Carter (Host - Market Wagon CEO) (03:57): Take that Brad New Speaker (03:59): . Brad Schiever (Ditto Foods) (04:00): Right, Right? It was interesting. It was interesting to say the least for Derek to say, we're gonna grow three acres of farm and three acres of crops in 320 square feet. It took a lot of, a lot of convincing and a lot of research and understanding of what exactly that meant to be a farmer, especially without soil. Nick Carter (Host - Market Wagon CEO) (04:21): Well, I, I want to dive into that for sure. Because I'm a farmer with soil and a lot of it. And and this whole concept is fascinating to me. I think it'll be fascinating to our listeners too. But before we get there, I just wanna, there's a part of this story that I wanna make sure is told because Derek, you are an experienced leader and an executive with an MBA. But you couldn't get bankers to believe that this was a legit business, could you? Derek Drake (Ditto Foods) (04:52): No. Well, you have to, you know, there are a lot of intersectionality going on in that conversation because a.) Trying to first teach them and educate them on what the hell hydroponics was in the first place, and then talk to them about growing in the back of a truck, essentially. And then they were also dealing with the pandemic. So they had PPP loans, and so they weren't sure of what was happening. And then we were telling them, our customers are restaurants, and every restaurant was shut down, . So they were like, so who are you gonna actually sell this stuff to? So we had to shift and pivot our business model. And yeah, it was a challenge. It was a challenge. And then you have to throw on the fact that we couldn't actually go in there and talk to them. Nick Carter (Host - Market Wagon CEO) (05:40): So do you know how many banks said no? Like how many, how many no's did you have to take? Derek Drake (Ditto Foods) (05:47): Wow. And those are the ones that actually got back to us that we actually talked to. Cause there were, there were several that never even returned an email or a call. Nick Carter (Host - Market Wagon CEO) (05:57): But the 26th one decided to bet on you, huh? Derek Drake (Ditto Foods) (06:01): Yeah. Yeah. The one yes, that we got, actually, ironically enough came from our second No. After they gave us a no, he reached out to us about three or four months later and was like, you know, I, I really think you guys got something good here. I like what you're trying to do. I have a colleague of mine at another bank, they're a little bit more lenient to lending to startups. Do you mind if I send your information to him? I was like, send whatever you need. What does he need? I'll, I'll send it myself. . And that was the one yes that we got. Nick Carter (Host - Market Wagon CEO) (06:34): Did you ever give up hope? Derek Drake (Ditto Foods) (06:36): I did. Yeah, I did. But I knew what we were trying to accomplish. I knew that it was something good and I knew that if we had it, if we got it, it was gonna be something that was a.) Change our lives and our kids' lives, but also be impactful for the community that I wanted to impact, which is where I grew up in my hometown of Fort Heights. And so that was really what kind of kept us going. But absolutely, after you get No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no. It's really hard to stay going. Nick Carter (Host - Market Wagon CEO) (07:13): So, New Year's Eve, 2021, your farm arrives , which just sounds so funny for me to say. Your farm arrives. How long did it take before your farm was producing food? Brad Schiever (Ditto Foods) (07:27): So we had it delivered December 31st, 2021. And it sat unattended, essentially. Because of the length of this process, we really did not, you know, we anticipated putting the first farm in Ford Heights, and because of how long it took to get financing, multiple changes had taken place with Ford Heights, with the mayor and the board, et cetera. And so when we got approved for the loan and the loan came through in October, we then called Freight Farms and said, you know, we're ready to make payment on the farm. And they said, okay, we can have it to you in a month and a half . And so at this time we're, we're living in a townhouse in Bolingbrook, definitely not a place to drop a 40 foot shipping container. And so we were able to very quickly looking through Zillow one morning, found a house pop up. Brad Schiever (Ditto Foods) (08:25): We didn't plan on moving until summer of '22. And we found this house pop up that had been on the market over a year. And we'd been on Zillow multiple times, never came up until this came up. And Derek's like, look at this. Let's go check it out. So the next day we went and checked it out and as the realtor and I are in the house, we have no idea where Derek's at. And here's Derek in the backyard playing with the neighbor's chickens that decided to come running over. And so we looked at the agent and said, okay, you have a month to make this happen cause we have a farm to drop here. And so it was dropped on New Year's Eve and we were able to get into it finally mid-February. And the first seed was planted March 1st of '22. Nick Carter (Host - Market Wagon CEO) (09:14): When most people say they want a farm and they have to move to farm, they're moving to a place, you know, that is a farm. . You had to move to a place that you could deliver your farm to. Brad Schiever (Ditto Foods) (09:31): Exactly. We had to make sure we could have a farm delivered to where we were living. You know, the great part is where we found essentially is a farm, was a farm, at one time. And so we found, ideally what we had thought we were never gonna find as we thought about moving, which was an acre of land and a place that we could drop a shipping container. Nick Carter (Host - Market Wagon CEO) (09:55): Do you have a well or are you on city water? Brad Schiever (Ditto Foods) (09:57): We are on a well, but we have a water system that produces some of the best water out there at the moment. Our crops are well watered with fantastic, fantastic quality water. Nick Carter (Host - Market Wagon CEO) (10:11): So you said seed in the ground in March. First crops in April? Derek Drake (Ditto Foods) (10:14): Well, not, not quite in the ground. Nick Carter (Host - Market Wagon CEO) (10:17): Well, . See, you can't get it out of my lingo. I can't, I can't not say it. So tell me. Alright, let's do this. Tell me about this process because I start seeds in trays in soil and trays, indoors, ready to be transplanted or we'll direct sow into the soil in our farm. What does seeding look like for you? Derek Drake (Ditto Foods) (10:39): Same process. We have growing trays that we start our seeds in, but the growing media that we use is not soil. It's peat moss/coco coir mix. And we plant our seed, put the humidity domes on, and we germinate, you know, essentially just like, Nick Carter (Host - Market Wagon CEO) (10:58): That's exactly what I do. Yeah, ok. Derek Drake (Ditto Foods) (11:00): We germinate the same way, except instead of putting it, once it's ready to go, instead of putting it in the ground, we put it in a eight foot tower, Nick Carter (Host - Market Wagon CEO) (11:08): A tower. Tell me what else is different. So this, this medium, it's not soil, but it's a medium. It's somewhat absorbent, right? It allows the moisture to get to the seed and the roots. What's the plant eat? Derek Drake (Ditto Foods) (11:22): Nutrients. What we do is we replicate the nutrients that they would get from the soil. So the minerals and all the macro and micronutrients that they would get from the soil. And any fertilizer that you feed into the soil, we actually introduce that to the plants through the water, which is, you know, essentially what hydroponics is. It's using water as the conduit to bring the nutrients to the plants. Nick Carter (Host - Market Wagon CEO) (11:47): Okay. And tell me what kind of plants are growing in your farm right now? Lettuce, I assume. Anything else? Derek Drake (Ditto Foods) (11:54): Lettuce, leafy greens, herbs. We've grown root vegetables like carrots and radishes and different types of lettuce. We have about six or seven different types of lettuce, a couple of different types of butterhead, some frisee, lots of different herbs. This time of year we're doing sage, rosemary, basil. So we got a variety, nice variety of things that we grow. Nick Carter (Host - Market Wagon CEO) (12:21): Carrots and radishes too. Derek Drake (Ditto Foods) (12:23): Mm-Hmm. . Yeah. And the carrots that we grow, they're not your typical long carrot. They're bulb carrots, so they kind of look like a cylinder radish . So we tell our customers that they can use it just like a radish, like slicing it really thin and using it that way. But yeah, you can grow root vegetables. Nick Carter (Host - Market Wagon CEO) (12:45): That is really cool. Derek Drake (Ditto Foods) (12:46): Yeah. And we're currently right now also trialing cucumbers. Nick Carter (Host - Market Wagon CEO) (12:51): Wow. A vining cucumber. How so? I'm assuming like your lettuce is cut and come back. Some of the other things are single harvest, like your root vegetables mm-hmm. , but a cucumber. How long will that vine live? How will it be determinate? Or will you be harvesting off of it over a long period of time? What's that process look like? Derek Drake (Ditto Foods) (13:10): It's TBD . Cause this is our first time, so we don't really know. Typically in this sort of environment vining isn't an ideal crop. Nick Carter (Host - Market Wagon CEO) (13:26): It's not space efficient. Derek Drake (Ditto Foods) (13:27): Exactly. Nick Carter (Host - Market Wagon CEO) (13:28): Not very space efficient Derek Drake (Ditto Foods) (13:30): And in a vertical format as well. So there's a lot of rigging that we'll have to do once the vines themselves get too heavy to mm-hmm. to hold themselves up. We'll have to do some rigging and figure that process out. But like I said, it's new for us. We just recently transplanted some cucumber plants, so still working it out. Nick Carter (Host - Market Wagon CEO) (13:51): That is really impressive. And that's exactly what entrepreneurship is about. Right? It's like, ready, fire, aim, Hey, let's try cucumbers, , . If the vine gets too heavy, then we'll put a different wire in there, I guess. Yeah. Just figure it out. Yeah. Very cool. Tell me can you notice any difference in the flavor or taste or quality from what comes out of your shipping container versus what may come out of the soil? Brad Schiever (Ditto Foods) (14:15): Oh, yeah. Yeah. There is a, I don't want to necessarily use the term clean, but there's a freshness to the lettuce that comes out. The kale specifically has just a raw, crisp flavor to it. The texture is incredible. The lettuce has a great flavor and moisture to it. And the best part is that when you're doing full head, once they're harvested, especially for those that we sell, the root is still on. So those nutrients, it's not dead when it's at the store, even delivered to the customer's home, it's still living, put in a cup of water and it's gonna stay fresh and crisp for two weeks or more. Nick Carter (Host - Market Wagon CEO) (15:02): Oh, that's great. Yeah, because that's the biggest thing with store bought lettuce is you start the clock when you take that thing off the shelf. Exactly. Yeah. Sometimes the clock's already been running a little too long while it's on the shelf . Brad Schiever (Ditto Foods) (15:14): Well, and a lot of it is, especially some of the bag lettuce, has been cut and harvested and washed, and it's two weeks old by the time you pick it up in the store. So when you get it home and you open it up and you wonder why it lasts two days, well, because it's been dead for quite some time Nick Carter (Host - Market Wagon CEO) (15:29): On our farm, we had just started this year, a greenhouse, it's a high tunnel. We're doing some winter growing, spinach lettuces kale and broccoli as well. But we're still using the sun for our light source. You are in a dark shipping container. It is opaque by design. Tell me, is there any reason why you don't augment light with maybe like a clear cover on the, on the container ship? Is there a particular benefit you get by being able to control the exact spectrums of light that you're producing inside your farm? Brad Schiever (Ditto Foods) (16:05): Yeah, the plants need the red and blue light for photosynthesis. And with the sunlight it has all of the other colors it has to fight through to get exactly what it needs. And so the best part of container farming and hydroponic farming is we give the plants exactly what they need. And so we're giving them 18 hours of pure red and blue light for the strongest photosynthesis possible, which allows us to be able to produce a crop from seed to harvest in six weeks. Nick Carter (Host - Market Wagon CEO) (16:47): So you can accelerate the growth by concentrating on only the light spectrums that that plant's gonna need to produce the leaves that people are gonna eat. Brad Schiever (Ditto Foods) (16:57): Exactly. And the cool part about the farm that we have from Freight Farms is we have their most recent model. And so they have three different modes to it, essentially, which we're running in performance mode currently, which allows for that six week growth cycle. It's getting the exact light, nutrients and water that it needs, while still being sustainable, even though it is in performance mode. Nick Carter (Host - Market Wagon CEO) (17:20): What about the light spectrum needed for this, it's a fruiting plant flowering and fruiting is what cucumbers are. A lot of people don't think of cucumbers as fruit, but, the science geek here, it's a fruit. And that takes a different spectrum, doesn't it? Brad Schiever (Ditto Foods) (17:36): A little bit different temperature necessarily. So with the farm, we can go ahead and program in there what we're growing. And so it has built in automatically what's called recipes. So wow. Right now, because we're experimenting with root vegetables, the farm is still set to grow lettuce and leafy greens, which is a cool weather crop, essentially. Mm-Hmm. . And so the light, the water, the nutrients its delivering is based upon lettuce. And so that is one thing we're working with the cucumbers, is not just the vining, but it's also a little bit of a different environment. Mm-Hmm. . Yep. We're still having wild success with the strength of the vine itself, as well as the amount of flowers being produced out of it. Nick Carter (Host - Market Wagon CEO) (18:22): How will you handle pollination? Brad Schiever (Ditto Foods) (18:24): So there is actually the ability, it's pretty basic. It's taking just like a toothbrush and rubbing it against the flower. Nick Carter (Host - Market Wagon CEO) (18:32): Yeah. So you'll manually pollinate. Brad Schiever (Ditto Foods) (18:34): It will be manual pollination. But again, the flowers that we're seeing are incredible right now. Nick Carter (Host - Market Wagon CEO) (18:42): I assume you don't want to release a hive of bees inside of your container ship. Brad Schiever (Ditto Foods) (18:47): No, no. We're gonna try and control that part of it as well. Nick Carter (Host - Market Wagon CEO) (18:50): Controlled environment's gotta be the most beneficial there. I have a hive on our property. But definitely try to steer clear of it. I wouldn't wanna be inside a container ship with it. Brad Schiever (Ditto Foods) (19:02): . No, I don't think so. Nick Carter (Host - Market Wagon CEO) (19:03): This is really fascinating. Thank you so much for sharing and just educating us on hydroponics. Is there anything else I've not asked? What do you find the most surprising about growing this way versus backyard gardening even? Derek Drake (Ditto Foods) (19:20): I would say the efficiency and how fast the crop grows. When you're replicating nature, we're replicating nature at its best. So it is always a perfect sunny day. It is always the perfect air temperature. It is always the perfect amount of air flow. So we're replicating nature at its finest. And when you do that, you're literally given the plants exactly what they need, even from the red and blue lights. They don't have to fight through the full spectrum of light to get the lights that they need for photosynthesis. We're giving them those, that exact amount of light that they need for the full 18 hours a day. So if you're traditional farming, you're not getting 18 hours of perfect sunlight. That does just, doesn't happen on a year round basis. You're not giving them the perfect 73 degrees with a nice gentle breeze flowing over their leaves every day, all day for 365 days a year. You're not doing that. So when we talk about efficiency and the output, in my opinion, and because we are hydroponic farmers they just can't, can't compete. Brad Schiever (Ditto Foods) (20:34): No. When we look at what we are in control of, we're using less than five gallons of water a day. And essentially there is no runoff to the water that is given to the plants. Whatever the plants don't absorb is put back into the tank and recirculated once it's re nutrient again. And we have 320 square feet to grow up to three acres of land, which is over 8,800 plants at one time in there. And so the fact that we can control it and achieve a 99% germination rate from the very start, gives us full control of the quality and a consistent quality of products that we produce. Nick Carter (Host - Market Wagon CEO) (21:16): That sounds amazing for somebody over here who's, you know, dealing with 70 to 80% germination in the soil. My hands are dirty. This sounds almost too good to be true. I can't wait to come visit it and see it. My brother lives in Chicago, so on the next trip up, I'm gonna have to get off a little early near Ford Heights. So let's talk about Ford Heights. You put this in a location that, well, anywhere you're gonna put a container ship near the Chicago area is an atypical place for a farm. But Ford Heights what's the draw there? What's the connection? Why on the south side of Chicago? Derek Drake (Ditto Foods) (21:55): To me, that's home. You know, my mother still lives there, so when I go home, that's where I'm going. The house I was born and raised in, my grandmother passed away almost two years now, and she left me the house. So I own a house in that area. So for me, it's going home and it's also reinvesting in home. A lot of folks talk about the bad that comes out of these communities, but they're not doing anything to change the bad. I wanted to change the narrative of what's coming out of that community. I came out of that community and I know lots of folks that came out of that community that I grew up with that are doing really, really good things and that are very successful. And so that was the narrative shift, the narrative change that we wanted was. That's why originally we wanted the farm to be in Fort Heights, to actually talk about what was coming out of Ford Heights, what Fort Heights was producing. Derek Drake (Ditto Foods) (22:50): And it will, we will have a farm in Ford Heights. We're currently working with the school there to try to figure that out. But it was that changing that narrative of what's coming out of my hometown. You know, when I go home, that's where I go. And I don't want people to only know the bad, the poor, the this, the that, all of the preconceived notions of what they have about Ford Heights and communities like it. I wanted it to be, 'did you hear about that hydroponic farm that's in Ford Heights?' That's what I wanted the narrative. Nick Carter (Host - Market Wagon CEO) (23:21): That's really neat. And Ditto Foods is a for-profit company, right? You guys are in business, but you've partnered up with several nonprofits. I mean, you are giving back in all kinds of ways. Can you tell me a little bit more about that? Derek Drake (Ditto Foods) (23:35): Yeah. We are working with Cornerstone Community Center out in Ford Heights. They do a lot of great, they do a lot of training for the staff. They do different things to reeducate the folks out there in the community. They also have a food pantry that distributes food to the folks in the community. So we partner with them to provide produce to the community. We also have one of our lettuce blends called the Butta' Blend. Portions of the proceeds from that goes to support the food pantry and goes to allow us to provide produce to the families in the community at a discounted rate. We recently partnered with the school district in Ford Heights to grow out their hydroponic program. They have a garden group there with about 10 kids. And I went and spoke to them and talked to them about hydroponics, and they're all so excited. It's giving back. You can't talk about things that aren't changing unless you're trying to help make that change happen. And so that's what we're doing. We're being a part of that change and we're glad to be part of the change. And I'm excited to work with other school districts to bring this technology and this education to the kids in the community. Brad Schiever (Ditto Foods) (24:59): And when we developed the mission for Ditto Food, one of the main goals with creating access was not just handing over fresh produce to communities, but it was educating the communities. And it all starts at home. And it all starts at the forefront of educating individuals on how to grow your own produce. And that's our commitment with the schools as we begin to partner with garden clubs and other school districts, is teaching them the new way of food growth, which is how do you grow the most in a limited space that's clean and healthy? And so as we continue to partner with schools and educate them and work with the students on where does your food come from? It all goes back to the reason that we started Ditto Foods, which is providing access and education to multi-levels of generation of what does it mean to get your food and what does it mean to grow your own food. Nick Carter (Host - Market Wagon CEO) (25:59): That sounds awesome. I'm really excited for you guys, and I'm grateful fo how you've poured your life, your career into this mission for your corner of Chicago, right? But you're leading and setting an example and it won't be the last, tell me. What's the future for Ditto Foods? Where do you see this going? More containers, more locations, what? Derek Drake (Ditto Foods) (26:27): Our goal is three farms in five years. And so that is what we're working towards. But we also have a grocery store concept, a grocery store business that we created called Your Home Grocer that also takes that whole shipping container and building out a micro grocer using shipping containers. And a farm will be attached to that grocery store. And we're taking this business to communities like Ford Heights to again, bring the access to the community so that the community can produce for the community. So we have a big, big plan. We have big plans for the business as a whole. So there's the farm, there's the grocery store. We even have a laundromat concept that we have called Buddy Annie's Laundry. When I was a kid, my grandfather managed the local laundromat in Ford Heights. Derek Drake (Ditto Foods) (27:23): And we don't think about it, but that's a thing that most, a lot of those communities don't have. And so they have to get on a bus to travel to the next community or the next town over just to wash their clothes. And so again, when we talk about access, bringing access to the community. So those are the three things that we're looking to build out within the next five to 10 years is to continue to grow the farm business, building out our micro grocer, Your Home Grocer, and the laundromat, your Buddy Annie Laundry. Nick Carter (Host - Market Wagon CEO) (27:56): Wow. Well, you have a fascinating farm in and of itself, and what you're doing is really interesting and thanks for sharing a little bit of the science behind it, how it works. But you've got an even more compelling vision. I'm sure that a lot of our listeners are going to want to be able to follow your story. So if people wanted to connect with you online, follow what's going on and just support you how are they gonna find you? Brad Schiever (Ditto Foods) (28:18): So they can go to our website at dittofoods.com. Support, it can be done through Market Wagon and purchasing directly through them. We also have a seedling program on our website that allows customers to purchase a seedling that's been germinated, and they can start to grow their own produce at home as well. And then you'll see Derek all over TikTok and a new YouTube series of growing in your home with the seedlings as well. Nick Carter (Host - Market Wagon CEO) (28:50): Very, very cool. Derek Drake, Brad Schiever, thank you so much for sharing your story with us on More Than a Mile. Brad Schiever (Ditto Foods) (28:57): Thank you. Derek Drake (Ditto Foods) (28:57): Thank you so much. Nick Carter (Host - Market Wagon CEO) (29:05): Thank you for listening to this episode of More Than a Mile. Be sure to sign up for Market wagon at marketwagon.com or after downloading the Market Wagon app for iOS or Android. Follow us @MarketWagon on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook for stories, recipes, special announcements, news, and just digital handshakes from our friendly farming community. If you enjoyed More Than a Mile, please rate the podcast and write a review on iTunes, castbox, podchaser, or wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts. Thank you for continuing to support local food.
Today's conversation took place on Saturday at the Winchester Farmer's Market - a new market founded in 2022 - with a goal to provide a venue for local farms, entrepreneurs, and small businesses to connect with the community and highlight their products year-round. All their vendors live within an hour's radius of the market and all products sold at the market are locally grown and produced. They are open Tuesdays & Saturdays from 9am - 1pm with a variety of vendors both days. Today, we talked to market manager Kathy Fletcher who also owns The Haven Farm. She told us about the market as well as the Black Angus beef and hog products they bring to the market each week. Then, we spoke with Christel from Josephine's Kitchen about the Polish/Eastern European products she makes and sells at the market. We also talked with Mark from Master Touch Plants & Produce - a regular at the market - about his growing season and what he brings when. We wrapped up the day at Belford Farm Bakery's booth and chatted with Kemper (he's 10 years old) about the rubberband bracelets he makes to support his farm animals. His mother Karen gave us all the mouthwatering details about the bakery items she brings to the market every Saturday. Beginning January 17 she will also be there on Tuesdays. Visit the market at 447 Amherst Street in Winchester - it's in the parking lot of Southern States (now Freedom Ag & Energy.) You can get more details on their website - including how to become a vendor - https://winchesterfarmersmarketva.com and by following them on Facebook.
This week we're joined by the dynamic duo behind City Gates Events, Brett and Patricia Keller. Since 2012, this husband & wife team has designed and executed high quality festivals that bring communities together, create connections, and encourage commerce. In 2021 they were recruited to take over management of the San Marcos Farmers Market, and though they had nearly a decade of experience pulling off large-scale events, this was a whole new ball game! In this episode Brett & Patricia fill us in on how they wound up working as event planners, what they've learned since adding weekly farmers markets to their roster of events, and what farmers market operators should consider if their thinking about launching an annual event. This week's episode is made possible by support from the InTents Conference.
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Fred says Farmers Markets are still trending and gaining in popularity
What does a brand new farmers market manager need to know? Well... kinda a lot! Join us this week on Tent Talk as we discuss all the must-have tools, some tricks of the trade, and helpful advice that novice farmers market operators need to make a smooth transition into their new role. Don't tune out if you're a longtime market manager—even the most seasoned farmers market professional is bound to learn or thing or two! This week's episode is made possible by support from Manage My Market.
The Urban Farm Podcast with Greg Peterson
Managing a family-based, full-participation farmers market. In This Podcast: We meet Kathy Mortensen who manages a community market from an entirely different state. The health focused market in Naperville, Illinois is growing with big events, strategic booth placement, and fun vendor-involved themes. We find out what she is doing to make it a successful event for the local community. Don't miss an episode! visit UrbanFarm.Org/blog/podcast Kathy grew up with nine siblings and had family meals every night. Her mom was very sustainable and on an extremely tight budget, yet only purchased meat from the local butcher; and fresh fruits and vegetables were the norm. Kathy's husband started running the Naperville Farmers Market when the founder passed it on to him. Kathy took it over when he left his position at work, never expecting it to develop into what it is today. Visit www.UrbanFarm.org/Podcast-by-episode-titles for the show notes on this episode, and access to our full podcast library! Kathy Mortensen on Not Just Any Farmers Market. UrbanFarm.org/NapervilleFarmersMarket
Happy Holidays from us here at Tent Talk & Farmers Market Pros! This week we have a very special treat for you! We are airing an episode of The Meaningful Marketplace podcast which is co-hosted by our dear friend and farmers market whiz Sarah Marshall of Marshall's Haute Sauce. A couple weeks back, Farmers Market Pro & Tent Talk co-host Catt Fields White joined Sarah and her fabulous counterpart Sarah Missoni to chat about the wild world of farmers markets. Listen along to hear Catt share her story of how she launched San Diego's largest farmers market and all that led up to her career in food. You can find more episodes of The Meaningful Marketplace on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher or wherever you get your podcasts. This week's episode is made possible by support from Square.
December 22, 2022--Hosts Michael Foley and Sara Grusky of Green Uprising Farm in Willits, speak with patrons and vendors of the Willits Farmers Market to glean some insight as to why people attend them.
WATCH NOW: https://youtu.be/8KY9osW9Zz8Join us this week as we interview Paige Sigmon with the Mount Hollys Farmers Market! Listen in as she tells us about all the cool and exciting things this farmers market is doing differently! About:Mount Holly Farmer's Market is the largest all volunteer market in North Carolina. You will find a community that is engaged in the market and a market that is engaged in the community!Website: https://mounthollyfarmersmarket.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mounthollyfarmersmarketInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/homegrownmountholly/Become a Vendor:https://mounthollyfarmersmarket.com/market-application/Book of the Week: A Christmas Carol https://www.amazon.com/Christmas-Carol-Charles-Dickens/dp/1503212831Gaston's Great loves feedback, suggestions, or questions! Want to get in touch with us? We'd love to hear from you! Feel free to reach out to us by a method that is convenient for you.Website: https://www.gastonsgreat.com/Email: email@example.comPhone: 704-864-0344
The Forrager Podcast for Cottage Food Businesses
Carla Jones-Harris of Pennsauken, NJ shares her 30-year journey of starting a successful gluten-free and vegan bakery after facing many painful setbacks that tried to get in her wayGet full show notes and transcript here: https://forrager.com/podcast/78
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Green and Growing with Ashley Frasca
Farmers markets, propagating prickly pear cactus, and caring for ornamental grasses
Nicole Matos is a Metis woman, wife, mother of three, President of Rivet Construction and Founder of Oonnie Food Technologies. Leading her construction company for over a decade and now founding a food tech company, Nicole loves to tackle unexpected challenges with fearless determination. You will often hear Nicole say that her successes have mostly come from trying everything the wrong way first. As an indigenous business Rivet is open to talking about potential partnerships or joint ventures. Rivet currently operates mostly in Alberta, however has a satellite office in Kelowna and some presence in SK. Rivet's focus is commercial construction, commercial preventative maintenance and design build. Oonnie is Farmers Market online - it gives you an opportunity to sell your products all day everyday without ever having to set up a physical booth or stand in the rain. Oonnie is like Etsy for food. Oonnie provides a platform and tools to support and help food producers grow their business. Entrepreneurs are the backbone of Canada's economy. To support Canada's businesses, subscribe to our YouTube channel and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter. Want to stay up-to-date on the latest #entrepreneur podcasts and news? Subscribe to our bi-weekly newsletter
I grew and sold California buckthorn for several years. Early on I sold it wholesale to other nurseries, but I also sold it at Farmers Markets in Cochise County. Apparently I'm a terrible plant promoter and the plant never really got popular, at least in my circles. It's ironic because in California there are some named cultivars (nativars) sold in nurseries. Anyway, you should check with your favorite native plant nursery to see if they grow it. We’ve had some nice specimens over the years at our little homestead and thanks to birds we've had a couple volunteers pop up around the place. The photos are of a volunteer growing next to our barn. I love it! (That's a sotol stalk in the background.) And listen, don't go grinding up the seed of Frangula californica to make a coffee substitute. It would be dreadful and make you feel very bad…guaranteed. There are certainly other medicinal uses and you may also want to look up California buckthorn's northwest relative Frangula purshiana or cascara sagrada. Now you know. The photos are mine. I already said that.
We look at a report on how to ensure fair, living wage jobs are created by a new soccer stadium and entertainment district in Milwaukee. Then, learn about a meeting state republicans had over the weekend on the midterm election results and their plans for the future. We tell you what you can expect from Milwaukee's Winter Farmers Market. We get advice on how to stay safe on the ice this winter. Plus, in our Monthly with Mosley conversation, we get some ideas for activities to do with loved ones or give as gifts this holiday season.
Eek! The end of 2022 is rapidly approaching! Join us this week as we look ahead to another wonderful year of making farmers market magic happen. In this episode we discuss what market operators should be considering as the calendar year wraps up and how to plan for 2023. Time to pull out those calendars and start dreaming of all the awesome things you're going to accomplish in the next 12 months! This week's episode is made possible by support from MarketWurks.
Everyday Happiness - Finding Harmony and Bliss
Today we are sharing a bonus episode, a behind the scenes conversation with one of my business bestie's, Jenna Edwards. We share how we know one another, spoiler, it's been decades. And she shares how overcoming a massive trauma helped her find happiness. Tune in to this very special episode. Transcript: Katie: Welcome to Everyday Happiness, where we create lasting happiness in about two minutes a day through my signature method of Intentional Margins® (creating harmony between your to-dos and your priorities), happiness science, and musings about life. I'm your host, Katie Jefcoat, and today, I'm chatting with my business bestie, the person that breathes life and confidence into my space when it's hard for me to see it for myself. She is all about the concept that she created called “Aggressive Optimism®” and she's one of the most favorite people in my world. You're going to love her, I can not wait, Jenna, welcome to the show! Jenna: Oh my gosh! I don't even know what to say after that beautiful introduction Katie. Thank you! Thanks for having me, I'm so excited. Katie: We are going to have so much fun. I can not wait for whoever listens to this, to hear your magic, to just be a part of this world. So friends, we did not rehearse this. We have no idea what's going to come out of our mouths for the next ten or so minutes. Just buckle up. I feel like that's how it goes. Jenna: I'm really paying attention to the time because you and I can talk about happiness for hours and never get tired. So, ten minutes, got it. Katie: It's going to be so much fun. So first, tell us a little bit about you. Like how this person came to be. All the goodness. Jenna: Oh my gosh, the audience would be like, how do you even do that in ten minutes? So in a nutshell, Katie and I met when we were in the 4th grade, which I love. Both of us moved to this small town in Minnesota and we lost touch after graduation and found each other again because of fate. I really do think it's fate. I can't believe we weren't friends from the moment we met, but now that we are, I can't imagine life without you. You bring me so much happiness. I'm so excited sitting in my living room at 6:00 in the morning and I feel this burst of giggle that I'm trying to stifle because Katie brings me so much joy and fills my cup so much. In a nutshell, I grew up in a small town with Katie, moved to Los Angeles to be an actor, and was an actor for a second. And then a huge incident happened that you can read all about everywhere if you just Google me, which is where Aggressive Optimism® was formed. I had severe post traumatic stress disorder that left me stuttering when I talked, unable to read, couldn't write, and do all the things that you have to do as an actor. And so I had to do some serious intentional margin work way before Intentional Margins® was created, and some serious Aggressive Optimism® work in order to overcome the PTSD and the darkness that was in my head on a regular basis. And now I really want to get out there, that if you are struggling with something and people are saying you're going to struggle with it forever, if you decide that you don't want to and you commit to doing the work, that doesn't have to be your reality. I don't have PTSD anymore, and I was told that I was going to have it for the rest of my life. Just recently I ran into somebody who was also told they were going to have PTSD for the rest of their life and they needed to hear that that wasn't the case. So I'm sharing it with you because I'm moved to share it with you. Whatever your circumstances are, you can overcome them. It's just a matter of deciding and doing the work. And it's not easy, y'all, it's not easy. Just hopefully that gives you a little bit of hope. But for me, it was surrounding myself with people like Katie and listening to podcasts like Everyday Happiness and yeah, that's my story in a nutshell. It's not really a good story, I suppose. Katie: Well, share with the listeners a little bit, if you can, about what this traumatic incident was, so they have a little bit of context into how this all started to shake out for you. And if you can remember the year when this happened. Jenna: It was back in 2003, if you can believe it. It's called the Farmers Market crash, if you want to Google it. But in Santa Monica, California, they have a farmer's market every Wednesday and Saturday. I was buying oranges at the farmers market on a Wednesday and this old man drove through the farmers market, four blocks, hitting over 60 of us and killing ten people. I saw three people die that day, and my brain just couldn't handle it. I suffered, like I said earlier, from severe post-traumatic stress disorder. This was something that was traumatic, right? There's no other way to say it. And so for context, that was it. And it took three and a half years before I didn't have a flashback again. So just to give you a little bit of time context, it was a long road. Katie: And then you decided, you and your husband, to go on a road trip in a teardrop trailer for an entire year. And I saw it on Facebook. So faith and Facebook really is what connected us again, not that long ago. Jenna: Yeah, it was 2017, and it was crazy, like another traumatic thing had happened. It wasn't quite as traumatic as the farmers market crash for me, but something life changing. And we just decided life was too short. We had always wanted to do this year-long-cross-country-roadtrip-live-in-a-camper type of scenario. And so we sold all of our stuff and packed up and went out on the road for a year. We were going through DC. And there's Katie, and I couldn't believe it. It was like it really was fate. It really was. Katie: It's so fun. And we basically talked every day or every week since that meeting. Jenna: Almost five years ago. That's mind blowing. Katie: And we think all the time. It's so interesting, you know, how people come into your life for seasons, reasons and lifetimes for different friendships and how this works. I just think it's so interesting for the listeners to think these people clearly are attracted to one another. We have a lot of the same values, yet were never friends in high school. We knew each other. We did not hang out at each other's house. We didn't go to dances together in groups. We just weren't friends. But we knew of one another because we grew up in a small town of 2,006 people in the middle of a cornfield. Our high school graduating class wasn't that big, so we knew of one another. Somehow we said yes to a friend request when Facebook started, and then years later… Jenna: Isn't that so funny? I mean, honestly, it's because you intimidated the bleep out of me in high school. Katie, let's be real. It's so interesting to think about our kid brains and teen brains because everything is so big. It's just life or death on a daily basis. You did, and I knew you were, like, doing your thing. You had really clear goals. Even though we weren't friends, I knew your goals. It was a lot. And I had the same. I really didn't like the town we grew up in, and so I wanted to get out so badly to move to Los Angeles. So I had my own thing and you had your own thing. And I'm so glad that our things crossed in the most beautiful way at the perfect time. We were both kind of, all of a sudden, on the same path, even though we live on opposite sides of the country. You would think you would be on the same path when you live next door to each other, but no, it took moving on opposite sides of the country for us to really connect. Fascinating. Katie: And both of us doing really some in-depth work on what it means to be happy, you would say what it means to be optimistic after your trauma. I didn't necessarily have the same trauma, but was also on the path of what does happiness look like? How do we get more happiness? What is this? And we both had been on really parallel paths since we were in high school on how do we create this happiness? But yet we were silently kind of doing it ourselves because maybe it wasn't a cool thing to do, or maybe we didn't know each other was doing it, but once we talked and we're like, wait, you do that too? You think about that? We were like magic. All of the glitter and the sparkles and the magic just comes together, right? It's so interesting. Jenna: I feel like as you were talking, it reminded me of what they always say with romantic relationships. But I also think it's true for friendships and we don't talk about it often. You have to figure out how to be a whole person before you can be a half of a couple or part of a group and be an effective part of a group. And I think that's what you just described, it's basically that, we had to go off and figure out who we were individually, otherwise you would have intimidated me still. Do you know what I mean? And we couldn't be friends if I was intimidated by you. And so it's just by the way, Katie is the sweetest, most amazing, approachable human on the planet. My intimidation was 100%, my own, like, hang ups and issues and all of that kind of stuff, as, you know, because teens. But, it's exactly that, right? You have to go off. You have to figure out who you are. You have to find you as a person and make a whole complete picture of yourself in order to be confident enough to be part of something bigger, which I think our friendship is like. You encourage me to do the things that are so scary. I could never have taken that encouragement if I hadn't done all the self work. And I think that's important for people to hear. Sometimes it's like we talk about it all the time. Reason, season, lifetime. Sometimes your friends are there for a reason. Sometimes a season, sometimes a lifetime. Sometimes that lifetime is in spurts and chunks, and you're not the same person that you were when you were 16 years old. And so it's just fascinating to me. I love our friendship. The end. Katie: Well, that is a great place to transition because you are getting so much more of Jenna this week. All of the things that she brings to the table as an activist about the causes that she believes in and actor and film producer and an executive now, like working and doing the most amazing things, and leading teams. She gets to do so much, and I can't wait for her to share with you some of her aggressive optimism and really, the way that she's framed happiness and what matters as she was going through trauma and other things in her life. So stay tuned for tomorrow when Jenna takes over Everyday Happiness. And until next time, remember, kindness is contagious. About Jenna: Jenna is a small town girl (like Katie) living big dreams in Los Angeles. Founder of Aggressive Optimism®, she's excited to talk this week about all things good vibes. She likes to hang out over on the ‘gram at https://www.instagram.com/jennaedwardslife/. * * * * Get Everyday Happiness delivered to your inbox by subscribing at: https://www.katiejefcoat.com/happiness And, let's connect on social at @everydayhappinesswithkatie and join the community on the hashtags #IntentionalMargins and #everydayhappinesswithkatie on Instagram Links: https://onamission.bio/everydayhappiness/
Troy Farmers Market offers specialty food from local farmers and producers this holiday season. Hudson Mohawk Magazine's Andrea Cunliffe brings you to the market and samples some of the seasonal special offerings this holiday season.
Bigger than it has ever been, the Very Merry Market is THIS Saturday and you don't want to miss it. We chatted with Maranda and Jess about all the vendors (more than one hundred!) and the food trucks. (Noodle Lady, anyone?) Jess shares local gift ideas in all sorts of categories. Lacey chimes in with some pro shopping tips. Maranda tells us how to keep parking simple. Brandon talks about the sensory experience with all the fabulous smells - kettle corn for the win! Plus, we decided the market needs an official pet mascot and we should name it Trailblazer. But you'll have to listen to this episode to find out what animal we think it should be!
This week on Tent Talk we're joined by Lisa Herlinger, founder of Ruby Jewel ice cream sandwiches. Lisa is a trained chef turned entrepreneur who launched her gourmet ice cream sandwich company at the Portland Farmers Market back in 2004. Now, almost 2 decades later, it's a thriving business with wholesale grocery and convenience store distribution, spreading joy and dominating the frozen novelty aisle nationwide. Tune in to hear about Ruby Jewel's origin, what steps Lisa made to push her farmers market business to the next level, and how she was able to scale her business without sacrificing the quality of ingredients. You're gonna love this farmers market success story! This week's episode is made possible by support from The Kitchen Door.
Renee Harris is the founder of Made On Skincare, a line of all-natural and organic skincare products. She started the business in 2009 after finding a recipe online to fix her own dry, cracked skin. Made On Skincare has since expanded to include a variety of products for different skin types and issues, all made with natural and organic ingredients.She began by selling at farmers markets and then took their business online, reaching out to mom bloggers to promote the products and soon saw a surge in sales. They've since expanded their product line and continue to operate their business from home.In this episode, you will learn the following:1. How Renee Harris turned a problem she was having with her skin into a business opportunity2. The importance of market research, especially when starting a business3. The importance of finding a niche market and catering to their needsTry a sample product today: https://store.hardlotion.com/products/freebielistTo help children find their business passion, check out Renee's workshop calledFind Your Passion Early: A 1-hour Workshop for Teens ages 12-16 https://parenttheirpassion.com/purchase/find-your-passion-early-teen-ecourse/We're happy you're here! Like the pod? Follow us on all socials at @amplifywithanika and @yourbrandamplified Leave a review on Apple Podcasts Visit our website Connect with us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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The term "cuffing season" refers to single people looking to couple up for cold weather cuddles, holiday parties, and visiting family now that the summer is over. City Cast contributor Leigh Giangreco went to the Logan Square Farmers Market, a popular meeting spot with a reputation for being "horny," to hear from people attending a singles event. Leigh tells host Jacoby Cochran how Chicagoans are pairing up this time of year. Sunday is the last day of the season for the farmers market in Logan Square. Some news: Apply for mortgage assistance from the Illinois Housing Development Authority. Help name one of the Shedd's new sea otters Follow us on Twitter: @CityCastChicago Sign up for our newsletter: chicago.citycast.fm Call or Text Us: (773) 780-0246 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Sinister Dry Humping; Damn my thighs!; UFO at the Farmers Market; Freaky Friday is infiltrating my life; That one time I got possessed by a demon; and My brush with murder-suicide. Head to sinisterhood.com/freakyfriday to submit your odd but true story Head to sinisterhood.com/liveshows to purchase in-person tickets for our October 27th live show Head to Moment.co/sinisterhood to purchase virtual tickets for the October 27th live show Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices