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

matzohFebruary 24, 2015 – Segment 3

In our latest edition of Sound Bites, we begin the show 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 last week’s 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: Abusing The Chickens We Eat? | Bryant Terry’s ‘Afro-Vegan’

Abusing the chickens we eatDecember 16, 2014 – Segment 3

For the latest edition of our series on our food and our world, Sound Bites. We begin the hour with a look at an op-ed piece by New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof two weeks ago, “Abusing Chickens We Eat.” Kristof documents conditions on a Perdue Farms-contracted chicken farm in North Carolina. Joining us to comment on the column will be: Carole Morrison, chicken farmer, Bird’s Eye View Farm in Pocomoke City; Lee Richardson, Eastern Shore poultry, soy and corn farmer; and Rachel Dreskin, US Food Business Manager for Compassion in World Farming.

Then, listen in to a special Sound Bites archive edition as we talk with chef and food justice activist Bryant Terry about his book Afro-Vegan: Farm-Fresh African, Caribbean, and Southern Flavors Remixed. Bryant, who lives in Oakland, CA, is the host of Urban Organic, a multi-episode web series that he co-created, and has also authored four books, including the critically acclaimed Vegan Soul Kitchen andGrub: Ideas for an Urban Organic Kitchen, which he co-authored with Anna Lappe.


Sound Bites: Happy Hens / Station North Food Hub / What’s Your Kitchen Literacy?

Joel SalatinMarch 11, 2014 – Segment 3

This week on Sound Bites, we begin with Joel Salatin, full-time farmer in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley at Polyface Inc., “The Farm of Many Faces,” and author of Folks, This Ain’t Normal: A Farmer’s Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World.

Then, we talk with Liam Flynn and Steve Marsh of Open Plough, a Baltimore-based coalition of farmers, entrepreneurs, educators, and chefs, working to build a food hub for local residents in the Station North neighborhood of Baltimore. Flynn is the owner of Liam Flynn’s Ale House in Baltimore, and Marsh is a chef, brewmaster and farmer.

How good is your kitchen literacy? We close out the show with Ann Vileisis, author of Kitchen Literacy: How We Lost Knowledge of Where Food Comes from and Why We Need to Get It Back.

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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.

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Sound Bites: Chicken Litter, Coffee, And Pasta

CafoSeptember 17, 2013 – Segment 2

It’s a new episode of Sound Bites, our weekly segment on the future of the food system. This week, we discuss Maryland’s decision to delay the implementation of new regulations on phosphorus and the use of chicken manure as fertilizerWe’re joined by Assateague Coastkeeper Kathy Phillips; Royden Powell, Assistant Secretary for Resource Conservation for the Maryland Department of Agriculture; Doug Myers, Maryland Scientist at Chesapeake Bay Foundation; and Kevin Anderson, President of the Maryland Grain Producers Association and grain farmer at Wimberly Farms, Princess Anne, Maryland.
Then Casey McKeel joins us to speak about Thread Coffee, a collectively owned and operated small-batch coffee roaster committed to a transparent model of trade that promotes dignity, sustainability, and solidarity. Casey will tell us more about the cooperative and its mission, and their new community supported coffee program.

Finally, we conclude with a recipe for spaghetti aglio e olio from UMBC senior and culinary aficionado Sam Levin. This recipe is a simple, yet refreshing take on pasta.

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Sound Bites: Future Harvest/CASA’s Beginner Farmer Trainer Program

Future Harvest Beginner Farmer TrainingAugust 27, 2013 – Segment 3

Stay tuned for the latest edition of Sound Bites! Have you ever thought about starting your own farm? This week our topic is new farmers and Future Harvest/CASA’s (Chesapeake Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture) Beginner Farmer Trainer Program. We talk to:

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