Fit to Eat for April 5, 2022
Andy Wright at his Farmer's Market
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Uploaded: 4 Apr, 2022
Recording Date: 4 Apr, 2022
Recording Location: Pasadena, NL
Topical for: Timeless
Status: Complete, Ready to Air
Program Title: Fit to Eat for April 5, 2022
Description: "We have a bit of a carrot following." "Pumpkin season is a blast." "Everybody thinks that it's easy to grow a strawberry and it's not." If you guessed that this is a farm market u-pick operator speaking, step right up and collect your prize! This week on "Fit to Eat" we head down a long, narrow lane to a place that is always ready for a chat - a vegetable farm in winter!
If you've ever taken the TCH (Trans Canada Highway, for those from away...), you've likely seen the dandy farm where we're headed today. It is on the east side of the road, and in strawberry season you'll see lots of folks in the fields, bent over their baskets, seeking those tasty jewels of the summer. If it is pumpkin season, you'll see the bright orange spheres that litter some of the fields, and the happy families out there getting some agri-tainment. This is Wright's Family Farm.
I sat down on a wintry afternoon with Andy Wright and chatted about how the path to his farm went through a seminary, about the joys and challenges of being in the agri-tainment business, about mental health and farming, and about how growing food for the world is the job of superheroes. Oh, and he tells us "the secret" as well. Be prepared. Join us.
Host(s): Ivan Emke
Featured Speakers/Guests: Andy Wright
Health > Food and NutritionType: Interview
Regional > Canada > Newfoundland and Labrador
Environment > Agriculture
Society and Culture