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Ruminate, a nonprofit innovation lab, is digesting some Questionable Food. Community food leaders join us every other week to discuss what they wish more folks were talking about. Each guest shares stories of their triumphs, struggles, and frustrations, with a focus on the ethics, equity, and environmental sustainability issues within our food system. As we move from community to community, we gain a closer look at the breadth of the American food experience. Hosted by Kara Kaminski-Killiany. Produced by Ryan Kaminski-Killiany. Research Assistance by Monika Krol.

Ruminate, a nonprofit innovation lab, is digesting some Questionable Food. Community food leaders join us every other week to discuss what they wish more folks were talking about. Each guest shares stories of their triumphs, struggles, and frustrations, with a focus on the ethics, equity, and environmental sustainability issues within our food system. As we move from community to community, we gain a closer look at the breadth of the American food experience. Hosted by Kara Kaminski-Killiany. Produced by Ryan Kaminski-Killiany. Research Assistance by Monika Krol.

Location:

United States

Description:

Ruminate, a nonprofit innovation lab, is digesting some Questionable Food. Community food leaders join us every other week to discuss what they wish more folks were talking about. Each guest shares stories of their triumphs, struggles, and frustrations, with a focus on the ethics, equity, and environmental sustainability issues within our food system. As we move from community to community, we gain a closer look at the breadth of the American food experience. Hosted by Kara Kaminski-Killiany. Produced by Ryan Kaminski-Killiany. Research Assistance by Monika Krol.

Language:

English

Contact:

8606057125


Episodes

Where Do We Go From Here? Discussing COVID-19's Impact on Restaurants, with Mike Borraccio

11/17/2020
In this episode, I chat with Mike Boraccio, the Executive Chef at Isabel’s market and eatery in Saugatuck, MI. We discuss the changing landscape of fine dining and restaurant work in the era of COVID-19, how some businesses are pivoting, and the importance of prioritizing staff wellbeing and safety. You can follow Mike on Instagram, @mborraccio This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity.

Duration:00:18:01

Small Businesses as a Platform for Change: Discussing Social Responsibility, with Field & Fire Bakery and Café

9/2/2020
In this episode, I chat with Julie and Shelby Kibler, owners of Field & Fire Bakery and Café. 7 years into the life of their business, which now has two locations in Grand Rapids, MI Julie and Shelby are beginning to examine how they as a small business can contribute to and support social justice change. To learn more about Field + Fire, please visit fieldandfire.com This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity.

Duration:00:38:32

Motherhood, Dreams, and the Crisis: Discussing the Balance of Family and Farm during COVID-19, with Rachelle Bostwick.

7/1/2020
In this episode, we chat with Rachelle Bostwick, Founder and Farmer of Earthkeeper Farm and Sun Spirit Farm. As a parent to a special needs child and a mother of three, Rachelle shares with us the challenges COVID-19 has brought on her farm and family, the delicate balance between the two, and the struggles of pursuing one’s dreams in the face of crisis. To learn more about Earthkeeper Farm and Sun Spirit Farm, please visit earthkeeperfarm.com and sunspiritfarmmi.com This interview has been...

Duration:00:36:54

Order Remotely, Eat Locally: Discussing COVID-19's Impact on Farmers Markets, with Dana Eardley.

6/24/2020
In this episode, Dana Eardley, Assistant Market Manager at the Fulton Street Farmers Market, discusses the 98-year-old market, the various farmers who have been with them for decades, and the importance of an intentional and real conversation during our current food crisis. As they continue to brace for unforeseen challenges, changing consumption habits, and new traditions, we take you on a virtual journey on how a historic market, and its farmers, are adapting and growing during the...

Duration:00:17:41

Just Because It Feels Good Doesn't Mean It Works: Discussing Toxic Charity Models, with McKenzie Jackson.

6/24/2020
In this episode, I chat with McKenzie Jackson, Program Manager for the Good Food Systems Initiative at Access of West Michigan, a poverty-focused nonprofit based in Grand Rapids, MI. She teaches us about toxic charity models, the difference between perceived and actual need, and how social good projects that feel good aren’t necessarily the ones that have the most impact. Check out our blog post, which includes a complete episode transcript and recommended readings, at bit.ly/qf-ep3 To learn...

Duration:00:28:57

Getting the Right Ingredients Home: Discussing Supply Chain Disruption and Digital Grocery, with Harvest Health Foods.

6/23/2020
In this episode, we chat with two gentlemen from Harvest Health Foods, a local, health-focused grocery chain in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Howard Atsma, Director of Operations, and Mitch Nol, Director of Information Technology & Supplement Purchasing, walk us through how supply chain disruptions due to COVID-19 are uniquely impacting the Midwest and the shift of grocery shopping to a digital experience. Check out our blog post, which includes a complete episode transcript and recommended...

Duration:00:23:52

Don't Just Ask Yourself the Right Questions, Ask Others Too: Discussing Community-Based Inequities, with Lisa Beene.

6/23/2020
In this episode, Lisa Beene, Manager of Rising Grinds Café, discusses how pre-existing inequities in our communities have become more pronounced due to the current COVID-19 crisis, the questions she asks herself every day in thinking of long term strategies for meaningful community-wide well being, and what she thinks those strategies could look like. Check out our blog post, which includes a complete episode transcript and recommended readings, at bit.ly/qf-ep1 To learn more about the work...

Duration:00:25:29

Coming Soon: Questionable Food

6/15/2020
Introducing Ruminate’s new podcast, Questionable Food. Every other week. Hosted by Kara Kaminski-Killiany. To learn more about ruminate, visit us at lestruminate.org.

Duration:00:01:44