The Marc Steiner Show

Archive for African-American farmers

Sound Bites: Young Farmers In Baltimore City On Why They Farm & Their Communities | Finding The Best Matzoh Ball Soup

matzohMarch 31, 2015 – Segment 2

In a rebroadcast of Sound Bites, we host with a young farmers and food justice advocates roundtable. Our panel of guests includes: Walker Marsh, Founder & Owner, The Flower Factory; Isabel Antreasian, Project Manager for Whitelock Community Farm; Sache Jones, Food Justice Consultant for Park Heights Community Health Alliance and Manager of the AFYA Community Teaching Garden in Park Heights; and Charlotte Keniston, current Open Society Institute fellow working in partnership with Paul’s Place on community-led interventions to address food accessibility in the Pigtown neighborhood of Baltimore.

We close out with a segment based on an article from the City Paper: The search for Baltimore’s best matzo ball soup begins and ends at home. With: Evan Serpick, Editor of the Baltimore City Paper; and Myra Serpick, retired social worker and mother of Evan Serpick, who alleges that she makes the best matzo ball soup in Baltimore.

Sound Bites: Talking Nutrition / Beginner Farmers / What’s In Your Chicken?

Was This Chicken Inspected?March 4, 2014 – Segment 4

In this week’s Sound Bites, we begin by talking nutrition, with fitness professional and community activist Chauncey Whitehead; professional trainer and bodybuilder Ernestine Shepherd; and registered dietician Angela Ginn-Meadow.

We shine a light on the Future Harvest-CASA Beginner Farmer Training Program, with current beginner farmer Aleya Fraser and former program participant Denzel Mitchell.

We close out the show with a humorous look at a not-so-funny issue: industrial poultry farming. Last month Food and Water Watch released a new video on the topic, featuring Once Upon A Time star Raphael Sbarge. Watch the video here, and tune in as Sbarge joins our discussion, along with Food and Water Watch Senior Lobbyist Tony Corbo.


Sound Bites: African American Farmers, Dwindling Bee Populations, And Gather Baltimore

denzelMay 15, 2013 – Segment 1

We launch our first live episode of Sound Bites!  We kick-off the show with Denzel Mitchell and Blain Snipstal of Five Seeds Farms and Apiary, who will talk about African American farmers in the US today.

Then we turn to the plight of the insects that bring us our food – the bees! We discuss reports that bee populations are dwindling, with: Meme Thomas, Director of Baltimore Honey, a nonprofit with a goal to maximize local honeybee pollination coverage for local food security; and Maryland State Apiarist Jerry Fischer.

We close out Sound Bites with Open Society Institute Fellow Arthur Morgan, who discusses Gather Baltimore, a program he created as a solution to help end hunger in Baltimore. Gather Baltimore collects fresh produce donated by farmers markets and farms and helps distribute it to people who don’t have access to healthy food sources, through local hospitals, meal programs, and faith communities. To support Arthur’s project, visit Gather Baltimore’s GiveCorps campaign. To volunteer, get in touch with Gather Baltimore on Facebook.