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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....
Culinary Tourism and Rural Community Development
13 May, 2019 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Fit to Eat: The NL Farm and Food Show

This week I talk with two young entrepreneurs who are working in the area of culinary tourism. Rebecca Brushett and Ian Stone operate tours in the Gros Morne National Park region, celebrating local food and local culinary skills. While we talk about food and using it to share a local culture, we are also talking about how local food can...
Connections between horticulture and agriculture
05 May, 2019 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Fit to Eat: The NL Farm and Food Show

This time on "Fit to Eat" we dance around the question of whether horticulture and agriculture are the very same thing... or maybe they were separated at birth? What is their connection, in our province? How is the increased interest in food security among consumers being felt in the horticultural industry? And what can the two sectors learn from each...
Innovation in Icelandic Food
29 Apr, 2019 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Fit to Eat: The NL Farm and Food Show

This time on "Fit to Eat" we are back in Iceland, to visit a greenhouse and to talk to a food researcher. We meet Anna, at the end of a majestic fjord, in her geothermally-heated greenhouse, and hear her story of how she and her husband ended up as farmers. Then we meet with Holly, who is researching 3D food...
How a Farmer's Market Nurtures Community
23 Apr, 2019 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Fit to Eat: The NL Farm and Food Show

On this episode, we explore the close relationship between food and community, and how they often rely upon the contributions of the other. We use the example of the St. John's Farmer's Market as an illustration of how this relationship works its magic. I talk to Chair of the Co-op Board that operates the market, Joshua Smee, Deputy Mayor of...
New Stories in Food Entrepreneurship with Emily Bland
16 Apr, 2019 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Fit to Eat: The NL Farm and Food Show

Today the show features a young entrepreneur and social activist, and a major supporter of building food production one kitchen or school or seniors' home at a time. Emily Bland is the CEO of SucSeed, an award-winning startup project that is building and distributing small hydroponic units throughout Atlantic Canada and beyond. She talks about her motivation to grow food...
Agritourism in the Dairy industry in Iceland
09 Apr, 2019 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Fit to Eat: The NL Farm and Food Show

This week we visit two agri-tourism operations in Iceland. Both of them are dairies that also have rooms for farm vacation stays, as well as restaurants. And the beauty is that you can eat your lunch, or lick your ice cream cone, while you watch the cattle being milked! We feature Vogafjós and Efstidalur, speaking with Olof Hallgrimsdottir and Solvi...
How Spite Can Feed Us All
02 Apr, 2019 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Fit to Eat: The NL Farm and Food Show

This week on "Fit to Eat" we chat with James Grace, gardener extraordinaire, chef of note, teacher, and deep thinker on all things related to rural Newfoundland and Labrador. I ask him about where he thinks we are heading as a province, and he explains why "spite" is such a fine source of inspiration for growing food. And all from...
Growing food in Labrador, past and present
26 Mar, 2019 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Fit to Eat: The NL Farm and Food Show

For this show, we head back to Labrador to pay a visit to Des Sellars, owner and operator of Nature's Best Farm. We chat about the great promise of agriculture in the sandy loam and rock-free soil of Central Labrador, as well as the challenges of farming a long way from the infrastructure that is needed. I also drop in...
At the Wharf with Kimberly Orren
20 Mar, 2019 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Fit to Eat: The NL Farm and Food Show

This time out, we look to the sea for food. I visit with Kimberly Orren of Fishing for Success (and other organizations). We meet up on a wharf in Petty Harbour and chat about giving youth an opportunity to "catch" the passion for fishing, about addressing the gender imbalances in the fishery, about opening up opportunities for self-provisioning with marine...
At the Greenhouse with Knutur
16 Mar, 2019 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Fit to Eat: The NL Farm and Food Show

For this show, we head to Iceland to visit a magical place, but it is almost the very opposite of the representations of magical places on the "Game of Thrones." This is a place of calm, of refuge, of the pungent smell of tomatoes. It is called Friðheimar, and is a greenhouse, restaurant and horse stables. I talk to owner...
At the Gardens with Todd Boland
07 Mar, 2019 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Fit to Eat: The NL Farm and Food Show

Today on Fit to Eat I chat with Todd Boland, author, radio personality and Research Horticulturist at the MUN Botanical Garden -- and a self-confessed gardening aficionado (or "fanatic," depending on your perspective). We talk about the challenges of growing plants in NL, some of the ways to work WITH nature to succeed, and changes that are taking place in...
Sheep Farming in Iceland
28 Feb, 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 an area of the world that has many similarities to our own, but enough differences to make it intriguing - Iceland. I visit with a sheep farmer (and current Vice-Speaker of the Northeast Constituency of the Icelandic Parliament), þórarinn Ingi Pétursson. We talk about the challenges of marketing sheep in a...
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