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Pig Farming in Iceland
14 Oct, 2019 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Fit to Eat: The NL Farm and Food Show

This week on "Fit to Eat" we head to the north of Iceland, to talk with Ingvi Stefansson, a pig farmer who takes great pride in his pigs, as well as in the fine reputation of his tourist cottage (which is less than a stone's throw from his pig barn). He speaks about the challenges of international competition in the...
Talking craft beer at Crooked Feeder
07 Oct, 2019 | 0:29:59 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Fit to Eat: The NL Farm and Food Show

This week on "Fit to Eat" we talk about a particularly popular aspect of local production - craft brewing. We meet with Robert Sutton of Crooked Feeder brewing, at his brewing location in Cormack. He talks about their strong commitment to supporting local, from the building they are in to the products they sell to the machines they use to...
What is a Farmers' Market anyways?
30 Sep, 2019 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Fit to Eat: The NL Farm and Food Show

What IS a Farmer's Market anyways? And what are the elements that go into a great market experience. This week on "Fit to Eat" I talk to Danilo Gonzalez, who grew up around farmers' markets, has organized farmers' markets, and is now working on a new model to bring producers and consumers together, called the Market Family. We talk about...
Promoting agriculture to help urban areas prosper
23 Sep, 2019 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Fit to Eat: The NL Farm and Food Show

There have been lots of stories over the past few years of towns and cities that fight to restrict food production within their boundaries. This is a bit of a different story. Today on "Fit to Eat" I visit with Tom Rose, the mayor of Stephenville, who thinks that municipalities need to do more to encourage local food production, not...
Food Entrepreneurs
18 Sep, 2019 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Fit to Eat: The NL Farm and Food Show

This week on "Fit to Eat" I talk to two folks about food retailing and secondary production. We meet with Kelly Mansell, of the Rocket Bakery and Fresh Foods in St. John's - a place that not only sells fine food and baked goods and dandy coffee, but prides itself on being "love central" in downtown St. John's. I also...
At the Agriculture University of Iceland
11 Sep, 2019 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Fit to Eat: The NL Farm and Food Show

Today on "Fit to Eat" we go to visit our cousins in Iceland, and spend time at the Agriculture University of Iceland, in lovely Hvanneyri. I speak with three staff members there,Ólöf Ósk Guðmundsdóttir, Egill Gunnarsson, and Rósa Björk Jónsdóttir, about the value of post-secondary education for farmers, even if they grew up on a farm, the changing role of...
Traditional foodways and turning lawns into gardens
05 Sep, 2019 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Fit to Eat: The NL Farm and Food Show

This week on "Fit to Eat" we discuss some of the changes in traditional foodways in NL, a few innovative government strategies of the past to promote local and wild foods, and the promise of backyard gardens. I talk to Greg Wood of Bonne Bay about growing up eating lasagna and asparagus and turr and trout, and the work of...
Working With Nature in Your Garden
28 Aug, 2019 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Fit to Eat: The NL Farm and Food Show

This week on "Fit to Eat" I visit with innovator, gardener, healthcare worker and backyard genius Hans Steffen Lindner, of Hughes Brook in the Bay of Islands (NL, Canada). He talks about his no-till (and low-labour-input but high-harvest-output) garden, his family's local food web, the need to do more work on the promotion of healthy eating, and what happens when...
Talking Research with Leanne Wilson
21 Aug, 2019 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Fit to Eat: The NL Farm and Food Show

This week on "Fit to Eat" we focus on a $10 word - "research." But under that term we include not only the work of full-time researchers, but also the keen observations and analysis of everyday farmers and gardeners. It is all important. I talk with Leanne Wilson of Agriculture and Agrifoods Canada about the experimental farm in St. John's,...
Looking at the Big Picture with Food First NL
14 Aug, 2019 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Fit to Eat: The NL Farm and Food Show

This week on "Fit to Eat" it is Big Picture Day. Yes, we'll talk about policy, and self-provision, and the increasing interest in nutritious food, and collaboration, and resilience. I speak with the Executive Director of Food First NL, Kristie Jameson, about the changing face of food in NL. Listen in. You're all a part of it.
Community Food Hub in Central Labrador
07 Aug, 2019 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Fit to Eat: The NL Farm and Food Show

This week on Fit to Eat I talk with Jamie Jackman, the Chair of the Community Food Hub in Happy Valley Goose Bay, Labrador. We talk about community-based food initiatives, farming in Labrador, the increase in self-provisioning, and the transition from a place that was once self-reliant in terms of food to one which is now dependent - and the...
The Magic of Nature
31 Jul, 2019 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Fit to Eat: The NL Farm and Food Show

"Fit to Eat" is lurching back into action, after a 2-week break. This time, we visit with Anne Marceau and Michael Burzynski, naturalists, authors, gardening experts, and interpreters who are keen to share their knowledge of (and passion for) plants. Join me for a show that affirms the magic of the natural world in which we live. It will help...
Farming as a Second Career, with Joyce Pye
11 Jul, 2019 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Fit to Eat: The NL Farm and Food Show

At the time of life when most people are starting to wind down, to anticipate retirement and the purchase (and use)of a couple of Lazy Boy rocking chairs, Joyce and Frank Pye decided to go into farming. They set up Grand River Farm, near Happy Valley Goose Bay in Labrador. Today I talk to Joyce Pye about that decision, about...
At the Greenhouse with Sean Dolter
04 Jul, 2019 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Fit to Eat: The NL Farm and Food Show

This week on "Fit to Eat" we talk with Sean Dolter, co-owner and operator of the Greenhouse in Little Rapids, and a self-confessed lover of discussions about policy, planning and strategic thinking. In our chat, we see these passions applied to issues around local production, what consumers want from their food (and their plants) and how to build the agricultural...
Working with Refugee Farmers in NL
28 Jun, 2019 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Fit to Eat: The NL Farm and Food Show

Did you know that many refugees and immigrants to our province have a background in agriculture - in growing crops - in making cheese - in doing all manner of entrepreneurial things around food production? This week on "Fit to Eat," we are talking with Sarah Thompson of the Association for New Canadians. She is the Project Manager of a...
Philosophy down on the farm
20 Jun, 2019 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Fit to Eat: The NL Farm and Food Show

This week on "Fit to Eat" we talk about... well, there's no easy way to put this... we talk about philosophy. Farming and philosophy. Berry growing and philosophy. And how the thing that seems, to many people, so scary (philosophy)is actually something that is pretty front-and-centre to many farmers. Or should be. I drop by the new farm market of...
Talkin' 'bout the good old days with Charlie Dunne
13 Jun, 2019 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Fit to Eat: The NL Farm and Food Show

What were these things called the "good old days?" Did they exist, or are they more advertising than reality? This week on "Fit to Eat" we talk to Charlie Dunn - fisher, gardener, tourism operator, carpenter, story-teller. He speaks openly about life in rural NL back in the days when he was growing up, and the current challenges of rural....
At Dan Rubin's Windy Cliffside Garden
04 Jun, 2019 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Fit to Eat: The NL Farm and Food Show

This week we visit gardener, teacher, musician, writer, organizer, animator and self-professed seed geek Dan Rubin. He talks about adapting to NL gardening conditions, after moving from Canada's west coast, where you simply plant seeds and run. But the conditions here have made him a better gardener. Honest. We also chat about the role of seed collecting in ensuring food...
Two chefs, two countries, one set of challenges
29 May, 2019 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Fit to Eat: The NL Farm and Food Show

This time on "Fit to Eat" I talk to two chefs, from two different countries, but who have some similar experiences. They both try to get local ingredients, despite the short growing seasons in their respective countries. They both try to balance their passion to cook for people along with their need to make a living while doing that. David...
At the Exploits Meadow Farm
21 May, 2019 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Fit to Eat: The NL Farm and Food Show

So what does it take to start your own farm? From the woods up? This week on "Fit to Eat," we talk with entrepreneur, 3rd-career young farmer, shepherd and apiarist Rodney Reid about such topics. He is the co-owner and operator of Exploits Meadow Farms, just outside Bishop's Falls, NL. And don't worry. We don't talk about only the challenges....
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