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Meeting with Mervin
12 Jan, 2019 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Fit to Eat: The NL Farm and Food Show

This week I visit with Mervin Wiseman, a certified master mariner, a policy lover, a long-time executive member of the NL Federation of Agriculture, and the operator of the largest silver fox farm in the known universe. Or something like that. But we don't really get around to talking about fur very much. We spend too much time chatting about...
Visiting with Nathan Dennis and Melvin Rideout
07 Jan, 2019 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Fit to Eat: The NL Farm and Food Show

Over 60 years ago, the Commission of Government opened up over 12,000 hectares of land for agriculture in the Cormack area of NL. This show, we visit two farmers who are part of the vibrant group of folks who still farm in that area. We spend time with Nathan Dennis, who has free-run eggs, pork, lamb, beef and root crops,...
In Ferryland with Brian and Jane Yager, the Garlic Growers
02 Jan, 2019 | 0:29:59 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Fit to Eat: The NL Farm and Food Show

This week we head to the magical village of Ferryland to visit with a couple of folks who grow garlic. A lot of garlic. Vampires beware! They also grow a few other vegetables, and they produce a traditional soil nutrition supplement. We spend the day with Brian and Jane Yager of the Natural Gardener, and we welcome you to join...
At the bee and wildflower preserve with Paul Dinn
19 Dec, 2018 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Fit to Eat: The NL Farm and Food Show

This week on Fit to Eat we visit a man who is fascinated by the little creatures who are responsible for about a third of what we eat - bees, and other pollinators. We chat with Paul Dinn of Adelaide's Honey about his passion for bees and how he is helping to spread that enthusiasm around to others.
Chatting about Food with Chef Todd Perrin
19 Dec, 2018 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Fit to Eat: The NL Farm and Food Show

This week we go deep into Quidi Vidi Village to chat with Todd Perrin, chef at Mallard Cottage, food entrepreneur and keen observer of all things related to food and culture. We chat about getting back to more self-provisioning in this province, the challenges of increasing local food at restaurants, the rise of food porn, and the fact that eating...
Visiting the Cider Maker
05 Dec, 2018 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Fit to Eat: The NL Farm and Food Show

This week we head to the world headquarters of the Newfoundland Cider Company, in Clarenville, to speak with Chris Adams. We learn about the patience needed to start an agricultural enterprise in our province, as well as the excitement of consumers to buy local foods - and drinks. In the process, we learn a few things about cider as well.
A visit with Jim Purdy
29 Nov, 2018 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Fit to Eat: The NL Farm and Food Show

Today, I visit with Jim Purdy, just outside of Happy Valley, Labrador. We talk about the advantages of farming in Labrador, the demand for local vegetables in the region, the need to increase animal-based farming in that area, and the great bear-frightening potential of a good rooster.
Visiting with Terri Lynn Robbins and Chris Oram
29 Nov, 2018 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Fit to Eat: The NL Farm and Food Show

On today's show we visit two farmers - Terri Lynn Robbins just outside Deer Lake and Chris Oram in Wooddale in Central NL.
Murray Meadows Farm
16 Nov, 2018 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Fit to Eat: The NL Farm and Food Show

If you head out of St. John's, past the airport, and head for the Bell Island ferry, you'll come to Murray Meadows Farm and the Grounds Cafe, on the left. We stopped in and chatted with Evan Murray and Brian Kowalski about learning to grow, the finer points of marketing, and their visions for bringing food from the farm to...
A visit with Krista Chatman at Three Mile Ridge
07 Nov, 2018 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Fit to Eat: The NL Farm and Food Show

This time I visit Three Mile Ridge and talk with Krista Chatman about the challenges of starting to farm, the challenges of starting a community market, and the challenges of working on new initiatives. But it isn't all about challenges. We also talk about the Zen of Weeding.
At the kitchen table with Elvis Gillam
28 Oct, 2018 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Fit to Eat: The NL Farm and Food Show

Today, we visit vegetable farmer Elvis Gillam, at his farm in southwestern NL.
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