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Forever Farms Radio

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Forever Farms Radio is a weekly podcast which gives farmers in Maine the opportunity to share challenges, stories and successes of striving to feed New England. The show advocates for farm protection and is produced by the Maine Farmland Trust, which is a non-profit who strives to protect farms and farmers in Maine. Forever Farms Radio is hosted by Jamie Wood.

Forever Farms Radio is a weekly podcast which gives farmers in Maine the opportunity to share challenges, stories and successes of striving to feed New England. The show advocates for farm protection and is produced by the Maine Farmland Trust, which is a non-profit who strives to protect farms and farmers in Maine. Forever Farms Radio is hosted by Jamie Wood.
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United States

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Forever Farms Radio is a weekly podcast which gives farmers in Maine the opportunity to share challenges, stories and successes of striving to feed New England. The show advocates for farm protection and is produced by the Maine Farmland Trust, which is a non-profit who strives to protect farms and farmers in Maine. Forever Farms Radio is hosted by Jamie Wood.

Language:

English

Contact:

(207) 338-6575


Episodes

Podcast Episode #015 Oyster River Winegrowers

2/24/2014
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In Episode 15 features Oyster River Winegrowers, a Horse Powered Farm in Warren. The owner Brian Smith runs a horse drawn carriage CSA delivery service throughout the winter for the local community known as the "Farm Express". Led by his trusty steed Don, he travels up and down the streets of Rockland delivering wine, cheese, bread, and vegetables to his CSA members. Its a pretty sweet meals on wheels. In this episode we jump in the Farm Express and find out why Brian does what he does.

Duration: 00:04:58


Podcast Episode #014 Keewaydin Farm

2/17/2014
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The Jewell Family have been on Keewaydin Farm since the 1800's. Today, Andrew Fiori manages the farm and is looking ahead to the future. He explains why dynamics of farming and landscapes makes a term like "Forever" much more complex then one might think. He is taking a fresh approach to land that has been farmed for nearly 140 years; one that may prove to be crucial in a changing climate.

Duration: 00:05:09


Podcast Episode #013

2/14/2014
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.Welcome to the first Forever Farms Valentine's Day Special! If you are a farmer, then you will appreciate how insane of an idea it is to get married in mid-summer. The peak of haying and cropping season. Long, hot days. Stressful nights spent wishing you were asleep. But as you will here in Episode 13, this is exactly what two young farmers decided to do. Hear how Steve Sinisi and his new wife Seren Huus overcame all the odds to have a perfect wedding in the busiest time for any farmer,...

Duration: 00:05:07


Podcast Episode #012 Beginning Farmers Top Ten Tips

2/3/2014
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Do you know someone who is looking for the perfect piece of land to start their farm? In Episode 12 Erica Buswell of the Beginning Farmers Resource Network and Maine Farmland Trust offers her top ten tips for successfully finding farmland. Don't miss your chance for some valuable advice from an expert in land acquisition.

Duration: 00:05:00


Podcast Episode #011 Erickson Fields Preserve

1/27/2014
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In Episode 11 we meet with Heather Halsey, the former head of the Teen Agricultural Crew in Rockport at Erickson Fields Preserve. The team of dedicated teens provide food for the Camden-Rockport School System and local food pantries. If you are interested in school food systems then this show will be particularly inspiring!

Duration: 00:05:05


Podcast Episode #010 Cultivating Community Pt. 2

1/20/2014
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Episode 10 is part two of our mini series at Packard-Littlefield Farm in Lisbon, home of Cultivating Community. When Somalian refugees began coming to Maine the Mayor of Lewiston made national headlines with his culturally indicting comments towards the newcomers, such as “You come and you accept our culture, and you leave your culture at the door.” This feature looks at how the local residents of the Lewiston area have reacted to the influx of refugees over the last 10 years, and how some...

Duration: 00:04:59


Podcast Episode #009 Cultivating Community Pt. 1

1/13/2014
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This episode is the first of a two part series at the Packard-Littlefield Farm in Lisbon. The farm plays host to the New American Sustainable Agricultural Project, a project of Cultivating Communities. The project gives refugees from countries torn apart by poverty and war the opportunity to rebuild their lives in Maine as farmers. Part 1 looks at the contrast between Somalian and American sustainable farming techniques, and how refugees are adapting to their new climate...

Duration: 00:05:06


Podcast Episode #007 Work Songs

12/16/2013
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Episode 7 is not our average show. Instead of being about farmers, its all about music that farmers sing. Its called work songing, and is led by husband and wife Bennett Konesni and Edith Gawler. This pair is engrained in the folk music scene of Maine, each with their own rich background in farming and music. Enjoy hearing some great songs we learned while thinning beets on a roasting August afternoon!

Duration: 00:05:04


Forever Farms Podcast 001: Old Ackley Farm

9/19/2013
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In Episode 1 we visit Old Ackley Farm on the Bluehill Peninsula. Old Ackley Farm is a family run operation which raises MOFGA certified organic grass fed beef. Farm owner and operator Colleen Prentiss tells us about the real world challenges of obtaining organically certified land to raise her cows on pasture. […]The post Forever Farms Podcast 001: Old Ackley Farm appeared first on foreverfarms.org - Partnerships for Farmland Conservation.

Duration: 00:03:59


Forever Farms Podcast 002: Wood Song Farm

9/12/2013
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In Episode 2 we visit Wood Song Farm in Unity. The Owner and Operator of this brand new farm is David Smith. He tells us about the importance of market placement as the farm grows, as well as the value of balancing conservation with agriculture. Enjoy! You can subscribe to the Forever Farms Podcast […]The post Forever Farms Podcast 002: Wood Song Farm appeared first on foreverfarms.org - Partnerships for Farmland Conservation.

Duration: 00:05:05


Forever Farms Podcast 003: Two Coves Farm

8/23/2013
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In Episode 3 we visit Two Coves Farm in Harpswell. Farmers Joe and Laura Grady offer children in the surrounding community a totally unique experience in the summer months: a full time farm and art camp. We get to hear from the kids in the Art Barn about how they feel about the relationship between […]The post Forever Farms Podcast 003: Two Coves Farm appeared first on foreverfarms.org - Partnerships for Farmland Conservation.

Duration: 00:04:59


Forever Farms Podcast 004: Mitchell Ledge Farm

10/1/2012
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In Episode 4 we visit Mitchell Ledge Farm in beautiful Freeport, ME. Mitchell Ledge Farm is a family run and raises Belted Galloway Cattle. This episode gives listeners the chance to hear about the lighter side of herding cattle, and also a whole lot about pure Scottish Breed cows. Enjoy! You can subscribe to the […]The post Forever Farms Podcast 004: Mitchell Ledge Farm appeared first on foreverfarms.org - Partnerships for Farmland Conservation.

Duration: 00:04:34


Forever Farms Podcast 005: Winterberry Farm Pt 1

6/7/2012
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Episode 5 is the start of a two part series where we visit Winterberry Farm in Belgrade, Maine.In part one we learn about the influence that children have on a farm’s decision making. Part two will focus on the farms role in a rural community. Enjoy! You can subscribe to the Forever Farms Podcast […]The post Forever Farms Podcast 005: Winterberry Farm Pt 1 appeared first on foreverfarms.org - Partnerships for Farmland Conservation.

Duration: 00:05:01